Thanks For Choosing San Diego Pediatric Dental Group

San Diego Pediatric Dental Group was Voted Top Dental Practice in San Diego by the readers of the San Diego Union Tribune, and has been caring for the families of San Diego since 1970, and in our current location since 1988. We are proud to be the leader in Pediatric Dentistry in San Diego, and recognized as one of the top practices in the country.

The San Diego Pediatric Dental Group offers every aspect of dentistry to care for all of your dental needs; Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics for children and adults, as well as General and Cosmetic Dentistry. This unique situation allows us to care for you and your families from infancy throughout adulthood.

We Believe Our Patients Deserve The Best Care Available, and our team is continually improving and upgrading the services we provide your family.

A Fun Experience

From our space themed office and iPads in the reception room, to employing the newest technologies and materials, your children will look forward to their next visit. At San Diego Pediatric Dental Group, our board-certified Pediatric Dentists are specialty trained to provide top-notch pediatric care for your children. We provide comprehensive treatment for your family, ensuring that all of their dental needs are met in a fun and engaging environment.

The earlier the dental evaluation, the better the chances of preventing issues and recognizing concerns early. We are trained to work with children, and parents as well, educating them on the importance of strong, healthy teeth that will help your child chew easily, speak clearly and feel good about their appearance.

We believe good communication between you and our office is important to overall treatment success. Our knowledgeable staff is available to answer any questions you may have, and parents are always welcome in the treatment area to observe their child’s progress.

Meet Our Doctors

As a parent, choosing the right dental home is extremely important. The relationship that you establish with your child’s dentist plays an important role to help maintain optimal oral health throughout your child’s lifetime.

Dr. Eric Dixon

Dr. Eric Dixon received his Doctor of Dental Science degree from University of Pacific, San Francisco, CA and completed his pediatric residency at UCLA. He currently serves on California Society of Pediatric Dentistry nominating committee, UCSD Share the Care Dental Advisory Board and is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UCSD.

In spite of his busy schedule, Dr. Eric makes time to volunteer with International Health Emissaries to provide quality care to less fortunate children worldwide, having completed missions in Cambodia, Guatemala and Peru. When not in the office Dr. Eric spends time with his lovely wife, Dr. Stephanie Dixon, and his two young boys. Together the family enjoys travel, fishing, ocean kayaking, skateboarding and mountain biking.

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Dr. Stephanie Dixon

Dr. Stephanie Dixon received both her Doctor of Dental Science Degree and her Certificate in Pediatric Dental Specialization from UCLA . She is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She and Dr. Eric Dixon are married and enjoy raising their family in San Diego. She loves taking her dog for walks, traveling, and stays fit by being “Mom” to her two boys.

Whenever possible, Dr. Stephanie finds time to volunteer with International Health Emissaries to provide quality care to less fortunate children worldwide plus visit family and friends in Reno, NV.

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Dr. Howard Dixon

Dr. Howard Dixon received his Doctor of Dental Science Degree and Masters in Clinical Dentistry from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI. He founded San Diego Pediatric Dental Group in 1970. Pediatric Dentistry is his passion and he dedicates his time to staying on the forefront of the profession.

Dr. Dixon is a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has held numerous leadership positions in local and statewide dental associations. He actively volunteers with International Health Emissaries to provide quality dental care to less fortunate children worldwide, enjoys book clubs and traveling with his wife, Donna. He is the proud father of 5 children and grandfather of 11 grandchildren.

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Dr. Kim Sauer

Dr. Kim Sauer received her Doctor of Dental Science Degree from University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is a Senior Staff member at Rady Children’s Hospital and is proud to have served our country as a Dental Officer in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Sauer has been a part of the Dixon Dental Services family since 1996, and we are honored by her dedication to her patients. Dr. Sauer is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

When not at work, she devotes her time to raising her five children, staying active with their interests and sports. When time allows, Dr. Sauer enjoys hiking, camping, and water sports.

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Dr. Rachel Swimmer

Dr. Rachel T. Swimmer is so thankful and excited to be a part of the team here at San Diego Pediatric Dental Group! Dr. Rachel is a board certified pediatric dentist, a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a member of the local San Diego Association of Pediatric Dentistry, a professional organization dedicated to high quality pediatric oral care through continuing education and outreach. Dr. Rachel wants to bring excitement to oral health and pediatric dentistry by creating relationships of mutual learning, trust, and respect with children and their families.

Dr. Rachel was born in California, but grew up on the completely opposite coast in Flushing, Queens and Long Island, New York. For undergraduate study, she attended Duke University in North Carolina. Dr. Rachel went on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Rutgers University School of Dental Medicine in New Jersey and was inducted into the national dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Dr. Rachel also completed her specialty training in pediatric dentistry at Rutgers where she served as Chief resident.

Dr. Rachel and her husband feel so blessed to be expecting their first child this summer! In her spare time, Dr. Rachel enjoys spending time with her husband and family, crocheting, reading, and binge-watching television shows!

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Before & After

Use the photo slider on the right to compare before and after. Our meticulous attention to detail with restorative dental work creates beautiful results. Here at San Diego Pediatric Dental Group, we take pride in creating healthy smiles for our patients. Chipped and fractured teeth are no match for our dentists! Check out this before and after photo… even the most damaged teeth can be restored by our skilled care.

Your initial appointment allow your child to become comfortable with our office and involve a thorough examination and a teeth cleaning if cooperation allows.

Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 48-hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.

We are conveniently located close to the 5 and 805 freeways, north of the 52 freeway and south of the 56 freeway in San Diego. Please visit the contact page for our address and office directions link.

Please feel free to contact us by phone during business hours, or by e-mail. After hours, you may contact us through our answering service.

"Caring For The Families of San Diego Since 1970!"

Our Team Is Highly-Qualified

We work together to provide personalized service and an enjoyable experience at each visit.

If you have any questions about our practice, please contact us. We’ll be glad to assist you in any way we can!

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Strong Collaboration

Dixon Pediatric Dental Group works closely with Dixon Orthodontics to make sure all our patients' needs are taken care of. Our helpful staff can coordinate your orthodontic and pediatric visits to make the best use of your valuable time.