Maria Tarrance- Watkins is your connection to our office. Having served as DC Perio’s Practice Administrator/Professional Relationship Director (PRD) since August of 2009, Maria has proven herself to be versatile and motivated in fulfilling her role as an easily accessible resource for our referring partners. Maria focuses on what each referring doctor needs to optimize their partnership with our office. She believes that the best relationships are built on accessibility and clear communication. Her friendly demeanor and positive attitude have helped to strengthen our practice’s current partnerships while also building new ones.
Maria Tarrance-Watkins was born and raised in Washington, DC and received her training in Dental Assistant at Applied Career Training College (ACT) where she graduated in 1998. Maria obtained her bachelor’s degree from the Southeastern University in Criminal Justice, and then her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health and Rehabilitation Counseling from University of the District of Columbia.
Maria finds great pleasure in spending time with her husband and three daughters. She enjoys traveling with her family and hosting events. Maria also enjoys doing community outreach and educating patients from a holistic/integrated approach. She has participated in dental missions locally as well as served as a youth advocate with DC Superior Court. She takes pride in the services that she is able to provide in interning to support the needs of the Mental Health and Disability population. Maria believes her purpose in life is to be in the helping field.
Please get the opportunity to meet Maria, as she is committed to working with her team members to ensure that your office and patients have an excellent experience.