Specializing in Pediatric Dentistry
(619) 435-6655 875 Orange Ave, Suite 210 on
2nd Floor Coronado, CA 92118
Dr. Howard Dixon has been caring for families in San Diego for many years and in Coronado since 2008. We are proud to be a leader in Pediatric Dentistry in San Diego and Coronado, and recognized as one of the top practices in the country.
Dr. Howard R. Dixon received a DDS degree from Marquette University in 1968. He continued his studies at Marquette and in 1970 received a Masters Degree in Clinical Dentistry and a Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Howard Dixon was awarded Diplomate Honors by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1978. He has served as Chairman and member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dental Care Committee. He has been on the Board for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry and as an Assistant Clinical Professor at both UCLA’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program and UCSD Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Howard Dixon also volunteers with International Health Emissaries, a group that brings much needed dental care to the underprivileged children of the third world. Here is a link to some pictures from his trip to the barrio Cerro Candela in Lima, Peru, in May 2013.
Dr. Howard Dixon started the San Diego Pediatric Dental Group and is proud to have treated the children of San Diego for over 40 years. He and his wife Donna have been residents of Coronado since 2006.
Dr. Howard Dixon has five children. Two sons and one daughter are dentists, one daughter is an attorney and another daughter is a physical therapist. The dental family didnt stop there, two of our children that are dentists married dentists, and counting Howard, we are up to six.truly a dental family was born. Dr. Howard Dixon enjoys traveling with his wonderful wife, the challenges of golf and photography, as well as spending time with his five children and ten grandchildren.
Megan is from Seattle, WA, and went to Colorado College for her undergraduate degree in Biology. After Colorado College, she found her way to sunny Southern California to attend USC School of Dentistry to earn her DDS degree and a position on the Deans list of academics. After finishing USC Dental, she finished an one year advanced education in general dental residency (AEGD) in Walla Walla, WA.
After her AEGD program, she went to the Bruin side and was accepted into UCLAs Pediatric Dental Residency at Radys Childrens Hospital in San Diego and graduated from their two year certificate program with her Pediatric Dental Certificate in July 2013. She has been with Coronado Pediatric Dentistry since August 2013.
Besides practicing with Coronado Pediatric Dentistry she also practices with the Indian Health Council in Rincon, San Diego County. She also volunteers her time teaching and mentoring pre-dental students and providing donated dentistry with the UCSD pre-dental society Flying Samaritans.
CARING FOR FAMILIES OF CORONADO SINCE 2008
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Coronado Pediatric Dentistry
875 Orange Ave, Suite 210 on 2nd Floor
Coronado, CA 92118
MAKE SURE YOU BRUSH AND FLOSS EVERYDAY
Coronado Pediatric Dentistry:
Our Coronado Pediatric Dental office is designed to make children feel comfortable and excited to visit their dentist. We have a space themed office that will be an exciting adventure for your children. They will love all the IPads in the saturn planet located in the reception area.
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HAPPINESS IS WHEN YOU LOOSE YOUR FIRST TOOTH AND THERE REALLY IS A TOOTH FAIRY
A: When your child needs urgent dental treatment, we are on call, 619-435-6655, and prepared to help you. Please keep our office number available, and contact us should a dental emergency arise. Most importantly, if your child shows any signs of altered or loss of consciousness as a result of a head trauma, contact your pediatrician immediately or go to a hospital’s emergency room.
A: Contact our office as soon as possible. While knocked out baby teeth are rarely placed back in the mouth, it is important to examine your child to be sure no fragments of tooth are embedded in the gums, lip or tongue, as well as determine the extent of trauma to other teeth in the area.
A: Find the tooth! Hold the tooth by the crown (top) and rinse it gently using only cool water. (Do not scrub it or clean it with soap use just water) If possible, replace the tooth in the socket and hold it there with clean gauze or a wash cloth (remember, the smooth side of the crown always faces out). If you cant put the tooth back in the socket, place the tooth in a clean container with milk or water. Come to our office immediately. (Call our emergency number if its after hours.) The faster you act, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
A: Contact our office promptly, and our doctor on call will determine if the fracture requires immediate attention. If necessary, quick action can save the tooth, prevent infection and reduce the need for extensive dental treatment. Rinse out your child’s mouth with room temperature water and apply cold compresses to reduce swelling. If you can find the broken tooth fragment, bring it with you to our office.
A: Go to the emergency room of your local hospital immediately. A blow to the head can be life threatening.
A: Call your pediatric dentist and visit the office promptly. To comfort your child, rinse the mouth with room temperature salt water. Apply a cold compress or ice wrapped in a cloth. Do not put heat or aspirin on the sore area. We may suggest using over the counter pain medications to keep your child comfortable until they can be seen in our office.
A: Yes. First, reduce oral injury in sports and recreation activities by having your child wear a helmet and/or mouth guard when warranted. Second, always use a car seat for young children. Require seat belts for everyone else in the car. Third, child-proof your home to prevent falls, electrical injuries, and choking on small objects. Fourth, protect your child from unnecessary toothaches with regular dental visits and preventive care.
A: When the tooth is exfoliating (being pushed out by the permanent tooth). Teeth naturally fall out as their roots are resorbed away by an erupting permanent tooth. This process can cause the baby tooth to change color and get extremely loose. Loose teeth are often uncomfortable to brush or eat with. Though not an emergency, if your child is uncomfortable with a loose tooth, you can make and appointment and bring them in to be checked.
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