Dental Offices in Tucson, AZ - Meet the Team - Mel Dixon, DDS
Dr. Nicholas Mooberry D.D.S.
Our office excitedly welcomed Dr. Nicholas Mooberry D.D.S. in June of 2017. Dr. Nick is a native Tucsonan and also a third-generation dentist. His grandfather and father both practiced dentistry here in Tucson. He feels fortunate that he had the opportunity to work with and learn from their 85 years of combined experience. Northern Arizona University was where he studied for his undergraduate and then went on to attended the University of the Pacific Dental School. He had the honor of salutatorian at U.O.P., and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi as well as Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After school he returned to Tucson and has been in private practice since 2006. One of the many aspects he enjoys about dentistry is helping patients solve their dental problems, whether they are simple or complex. Some of his professional affiliations include membership to The American Dental Association and Southern Arizona Dental Society. Outside of his profession, spending time with his family and experiencing the great outdoors are just a few things he enjoys. Dr. Nick looks forward to meeting you and helping you with your dental needs.
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.
Melissa Soder, Dental Assistant
Melissa has been a Dental Assistant for 9 years and is a Tucson native. One of the reason's she got into the dental field is her love of being able to help others out. Because being a dental assistant epitomizes the care of the public, she is really able to do what she loves as a profession. Outside of the office Melissa dedicates time to taking care of her 3 lovely "fur babies". She enjoys family BBQ's, the great outdoors, and catching a movie with her husband.
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.