40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

Jason Watts

  • Tampa, Florida
  • General

Age:

30

Name of Practice:

Watts Dental at Fishhawk; Watts Dental at Apollo Beach; Watts Dental at Twin Creeks

Education:

Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine


Why They Were Nominated

Dr. Watts is the youngest member of the dental advisory board for the Medpro Dental Group. He speaks to dentists and students throughout the country about economic trends, Invisalign, negotiating and more.
The two-time Iron Man competitor started a charity called TriSmiles, through which he has raised funds to help buy wheelchairs, kayaks and accessories for competitive athletes.

Biggest Challenge

The journey of fulfillment. “People always tell me to slow down, relax. That’s a nice sentiment, but it’s not who I am. There’s only one life to live, and I want to live it to its fullest.”

Sage Advice

“Failure is OK. It’s very easy to open a dental practice, but to make it successful takes a lot of hard work, strong support and long hours. In the end, every second is worth it.”

Exciting New Trend

Increased numbers of older people maintaining their original teeth—signifying that people are giving more thought to keeping their overall health good as they age.