Dr. Dixon moved to San Diego with his wife Donna in 1970 to practice and raise his family. He founded San Diego Pediatric Dental Group, which he continues to own and operate in its current location in Sorrento Valley. He was awarded Diplomate Honors by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry in 1978, making him the first board certified pediatric dentist in San Diego county. He has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor at both UCLA’s Pediatric Dental Residency Program and UCSD’s Department of Pediatrics and on the board for the California Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a Past Chairman and member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry’s Dental Care Committee.
Dr. Dixon is committed to giving back to underprivileged communities around the world, volunteering with International Health Emissaries (IHE) to provide quality dental care to less fortunate children worldwide. To date, he and Donna have participated in five dental mission trips with IHE to Peru, Guatemala and Cambodia, and have plans to take three more in 2018 and 2019 to Belize, Guatemala and Argentina.
Dr. Dixon and Donna have been residents of Coronado since 2006. He is most proud of his family. He and Donna have five children and have been blessed with eleven grandchildren. Three of his children (and two of their spouses) have entered the dental profession – sons Ross and Eric practice in Sorrento Valley and daughter Leigh is in Seattle – so there are six dentists in the family! Daughter Lyndsay is a physical therapist in Oregon and daughter Anne is an attorney and fellow Coronado resident, currently helping out in the front office at Coronado Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to spending time with his family, Dr. Dixon enjoys traveling with Donna, the challenges of golf, and a good historical biography discussion.