James G. McMahan, DMD Dentist
read more…James G. McMahan, DMD“I have the best job in the world! I enjoy doing dentistry, and I love treating my patients and providing for their dental needs.”
Dr. McMahan has been practicing dentistry in his hometown of La Grande, Oregon, since 1982, when he graduated from Oregon Health and Science University with his doctoral degree. He graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 1976 with bachelor of arts degrees in chemistry and secondary education.
He is President-Elect of Oregon Dental Association and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, and Eastern Oregon Dental Society. He is active in his church, and in the community. He has served as president and trustee for the EOU Foundation Board of Directors.
He is married to Rita; they have five grown children and eight grandchildren. He likes to bicycle, ski, golf, and boat.
Rita Office Manager
read more…RitaRita has worked in different administrative and management roles at the clinic since the practice started. She holds a bachelor's degree in business administration and an MBA, both from Eastern Oregon University, where she taught in the College of Business for seven years.
"I like catching parts of patients' conversations when they are visiting with Dr. McMahan as he asks them about their families and interests, and what he can do to serve them that day. He is truly interested in and cares about each patient. In the evening, he calls each patient who received anesthetic or had an extensive procedure performed that day. He wants to make sure they are comfortable and following post-op care at home, and if he needs to call in a prescription before the local pharmacies close."×
Kali Scheduling Coordinator
read more…KaliKali has been with the practice for 19 years; 17 of those years as our scheduling coordinator at the front desk. She started out working for McMahan Family Dentistry as an expanded functions dental assistant.
She is the friendly voice that answers the phone to schedule appointments, and she greets the patients with a big smile when they walk in the door. She recognizes the vehicles the patients drive, and she usually has them checked into our computer system before they walk through the front door!
She likes that we are a family-oriented practice, and that we serve our patients in a relaxed, caring environment.
Kali is married with two children, and she spends a lot of time attending her children's sporting events.
"I enjoy working with my co-workers and the excellent care we provide."×
Kristi Dental Hygienist
read more…KristiKristi graduated from OIT/ODS College of Dental Sciences. She has been a hygienist here for over 7 years. She also worked as a clinical instructor at OIT/ODS for 5 years.
She likes to work at MFD because she is able to offer the highest standard of care in dental hygiene services in a caring and compassionate environment. We use lasers, ultrasonics, and DNA testing (while optimizing patient comfort) to offer the most successful dental hygiene care for our patients.
Kristi enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, in addition to crafting, sewing, and gardening.
"I feel blessed to work with a team that truly cares for our patients. I am able to offer dental hygiene services that suit our patients' specific and unique needs to improve their oral health. I hope to instill a value of prevention in our patients, to maintain dental health for a lifetime."×
Shanda Dental Hygienist
read more…ShandaShanda graduated from OIT/ODS College of Dental Sciences in 2008. She also worked as an instructor there for 7 years. She has been a hygienist here for over a year.
She and her husband have 2 little girls and a baby boy. She enjoys spending time with her family, being outdoors, camping, and sports.
“I feel so fortunate to be able to work for such a wonderful and family-oriented practice. Everyone is so compassionate and really cares about their patients and each other. The team stays up to date on the newest technologies and information. It really is an enjoyable place to work!”×
Mattie Dental Assistant
read more…MattieMattie graduated from Blue Mountain Community College as an expanded functions dental assistant. She is our lead dental assistant, and she is also our OSHA Compliance Officer, keeping us on track and up to date with required OSHA regulations. She has been working here for 19 years. She enjoys the positive work environment and the family-friendly office.
Mattie and her husband have two children. She enjoys baseball, camping, hiking, and she loves animals.
"I like knowing that I can make a difference in a patient's life."×
Emily Dental Assistant
read more…EmilyEmily graduated from Blue Mountain Community College as an expanded functions dental assistant. She has been a dental assistant for 20 years, and she has been working here for 11 years. She is our implant coordinator and lab technician.
She appreciates the happy, calm atmosphere at McMahan Family Dentistry, as well as being part of Dr. McMahan’s dental excellence.
Emily grew up in North Powder. She and her husband have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family.
“Dr. McMahan is an excellent dentist. His skill level and chairside manner are second to none.”×
Heather Dental Assistant
read more…HeatherHeather has been a dental assistant for the practice for over a year, but she has worked as an assistant for 19 years in Oregon and Washington.
Heather is married with two children. She loves anything crafty and finds herself always busy with a project. She loves that Dr. McMahan and his staff care for their patients like they are family, and she is proud that she gets to be one of them.
“I love working as a dental assistant, and this is a wonderful office for me to work. I am truly blessed to have the opportunity to work with such great people who also love what they do.”
read more…MelodyMelody is a full-charge independent bookkeeper serving small businesses in La Grande since 1987. She is married and has one adult son. She has lived in La Grande since 1984.
She is passionate about sewing and knitting. She and her husband travel in their RV part of the year, doing volunteer work with Youth With a Mission.
“It is a privilege to work on the business side of this family-friendly practice.” ×