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 an active member in the Oregon Dental Association as a member of its governing Board of Trustees, 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 six 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 16-1/2 years; 14 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 four years. She is also a clinical instructor at OIT/ODS.
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, 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."×
Kit Dental Hygienist
read more…KitKit graduated from OIT/ODS College of Dental Sciences, and she been working here for over two years.
She is married and has two young boys. Her family owns a ranch outside of Elgin. She loves the outdoors, enjoys hunting, trail riding, and helping with day-to-day activities on the ranch. She and her family travel to team-roping competitions in Northeast Oregon for her husband to compete.
"I feel so incredibly blessed to be able to work in the community in which I was raised and to provide dental services to its members. I am grateful to work with such a dedicated and caring staff. I like working at McMahan Family Dentistry because all of our staff is committed to providing top-notch care to patients. I always feel confident that patients are receiving the best treatment possible.”×
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 17 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 19 years, and she has been working here for 8 years.
She appreciates the happy, calm atmosphere at McMahan Family Dentistry.
Emily grew up in North Powder. She and her husband have two children. She enjoys spending time with her family.
"Hands down, this is the best dental office where I have ever worked." ×
Tara Dental Assistant
read more…TaraTara graduated from Blue Mountain Community College in 2014 as an expanded functions dental assistant. She started to work here soon after.
She likes working at McMahan Family Dentistry because she feels Dr. McMahan is an excellent dentist, and that the staff works as a team. She enjoys working with each and every patient.
Tara enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, camping, and playing volleyball.
"I enjoy coming to work every day knowing that my number one priority is the patients and making sure they are comfortable."