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. 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.

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.

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.

Dr. Kimberly D. 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.

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!

Dr. Breanne Reid

Dr. Breanne Reid’s passion is that all children have good oral health and have a good experience and relationship with their dentist. She was motivated by her own experience with her pediatric dentist as a child and adolescent to pursue a career in pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Breanne Reid received a Biology degree from Penn State University in May 2002, where she graduated with the honor of Highest Distinction. In May 2006, she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from the Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland. She was then commissioned as an Officer in the United States Navy in June 2006 and went on to received a certificate for Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Naval Medical Center, San Diego in June 2007. She served as a Dental Officer at Marine Corp Air Station, Miramar and at Marine Corp Recruit Depot in San Diego, from June 2007 until June 2010.

Dr. Breanne Reid completed her Pediatric Dentistry residency at the University of California Los Angeles, San Diego CHAT program located at Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego, CA in July 2012. Breanne was awarded the Pugh Award for her written American Board of Pediatric Dentistry exam score, which was in the top 3% of all candidates taking the exam in 2012. She became a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 2014 after successful completion of her oral board examination.

Breanne continues to advocate for children’s oral health by providing educational visits to Head Start Centers, Mom groups, and professionals that see mothers and young children in the community.

Breanne has been married to Dr. Keith Reid and they are proud parents of their son, Ezra Reid. Breanne and her family are very active and enjoy the outdoors and traveling around the world. She also is a competitive runner, placing first in her age group in multiple marathons and completing the Boston Marathon three times.

Dr. Jacqueline Calcagno

Dr. Jacqueline Calcagno is originally from New Jersey. She obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also was awarded the Dean’s Scholarship. She completed a general practice residency at Virtua West Jersey Hospital, and then earned her pediatric dental specialty degree at the University of Maryland, where she held the position of co-chief resident.

Dr. Jacqueline is compassionate and dedicated to continuing education, and assuring that both children and parents leave their visits feeling comfortable, confident, and excited to visit the dentist again. Dr. Jacqueline is also bilingual, and grew up speaking Spanish.

Dr. Jacqueline is happily married to her husband, Ryan, a periodontist in the US Navy. They are loving living in, and exploring, the area of San Diego! In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, painting, hiking and spending time with family and friends.

Dental Insurance

The cost of your pediatric dental care will vary depending on your individual needs and the treatment plan created with one of our doctors.

We accept most major credit cards and insurance plans.

We work with CareCredit, a GE Money Company, which gives you convenient payment options. We want treatment to be affordable, we’re here to help.

If you have insurance that will be covering any portion of your dental care, our friendly reception team can help with insurance claims and paperwork. Please let us know if you have any questions about your insurance coverage.

Office Info

Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Saturday 8 a.m. - 2 p.m

San Diego Pediatric Dental Group
5627 Oberlin Dr., Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92121
Map & Directions

Phone: (858) 452-7272