Dr. Terry Haskin was born in the east Texas town of Gladewater. His dad worked for the Sinclair Oil Company and his family lived in Texas, Wyoming and Mississippi as he was growing up. They eventually moved to Denver, Colorado where he attended Aurora High School. It was here that he developed his love of snow skiing. He skied Vail Resort on it's opening day and still loves and enjoys the sport. Dr. Haskin attended Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska and it was there he met his wife, Sue, who hailed from Minnesota. They married and moved to California where they both attended Loma Linda University- Sue in Dental Hygiene and Terry in Dentistry. Deciding on where to move after graduating from dental school took lots of research. They loved the Monterey Bay area and finalized on a new medical center being built in Watsonville. They were able to design their own office and moved with their young daughter, Christy, shortly after graduation. The first day they opened their doors it was just the two of them- Sue being dental assistant, dental hygienist & receptionist. Christy played in one of the uncompleted operatories after preschool. It did not take long before they hired their first employee and were on their way to becoming one of the busiest & most successful dental practices in Santa Cruz county. Over the years they have remodeled and expanded their office, but have maintained that close family feeling with patients and staff.
Dr. Haskin loves to snow ski, scuba dive and golf. Most of all he loves his family and especially loves being "Grampi" to his granddaughter Alexandra. As a patient you will be hearing of her latest exploits and seeing photos- so it would be a good idea to come prepared to share your own. Dr. Haskin is a very compassionate dentist and he and his staff find it especially rewarding to help turn fearful patients into happy, comfortable patients under their care.