Debra Watkins

Role:Practice Operating Advisor & Orofacial Myology Trainer

Deb grew up in Melbourne and completed her Diploma of Education in 1978.  She worked as a primary school teacher before meeting Stuart and moving to Sydney then onto, Inverell in 1985. In 2000 Deb completed her Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) from Charles Sturt University. 

Some casual teaching (while bringing up three daughters Sally, Stephanie and Lauren) led to the position of early intervention co-ordinator for 0-5 year olds with disabilities. She co-ordinated the team which included a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, child and family nurse and physiotherapist to improve the outcomes for the children and their families. 

Deb has been the practice manager, orthodontic treatment coordinator and oral myology trainer (after completing several courses in the fields of Oro-facial myology and Buteyko breathing) of our surgery for a long time. She is the backbone of Watkins Dental & Orthodontics. 

These days, Deb still greatly supports our surgery as an oral myology trainer, orthodontic treatment coordinator and practice operating advisor.      

In the community, Deb was a counsellor for the Nursing Mothers’ Association, was on the Catherine Campbell Childcare committee and later president of the Inverell District Family Services. Deb enjoys touch football, pilates and netball where she was involved as a coach and was on the committee for several years.