Meet The Team
Dental Offices in Tucson, AZ - Meet the Team - Mel Dixon, DDS
Jennifer Calderon, Office Manager
Jennifer is Dr. Dixon's Office Manager. She has been at Speedway Dental since August 2004. Patient education plays a large role in her daily interactions with patients. Jennifer loves all the hands on treatment the office has to offer, ranging from fillings to cosmetics. She strives to give every individual personal one on one treatment coordination.
Jenn says, "When you come to Dr. Dixon's office, you are greeted with a knowledgeable, caring, and informative dental team. All of us here enjoy giving excellent, quality care. We work together to give you, the patient, personalized attention. This means whatever our patients individual needs are, we are there for them, from check in to check out."
Upon completing her dental assistant training at Pima Community College, Jenn worked for general dentists, prosthodontists, as well as the Dental Clinic at Davis Monthan Air Force Base before joining Dr. Dixon's team first as Dr Dixon's lead assistant and later office manager. Jennifer graduated top of her class at Pima and has certifications in Arizona Radiation Health and Safety, and CPR for the professional individual. She enjoys the diversity of her position and being able to help the patient either during treatment or after.
Three beautiful children enrich Jen's life. She is a dedicated wife and mother. Her extracurricular activities include camping, boating, and traveling, although spending time with her family is her favorite. Jennifer is also into music and hiking. She looks forward to meeting with you.
Viridiana Ruiz, Dental Assistant
Viridiana Ruiz joined us in 2011. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Pima Community College in May 2010. She loves to spend time with her family, as well as visit the family ranch during the weekends. Viri enjoys working at Dr. Dixon's office so much. "I feel so fortunate to be part of this wonderful family. During my recent time here I've felt a great bonding with patients, which lets me feel as though they are part of my family." Her future goals are to become a Dental Technicion, and to help other people have a beautiful smile.
Barbara Brooks, RDH
Barbara has been an active part of the dental field for over 12 years. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Dental Hygienist. Her goals are to improve the patients’ experience, exceed their expectations, and build lasting relationships.