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From Sonoma, California, Dr. Alexander McMahon discovered his appreciation for oral surgery through his own wisdom teeth removal experience at Napa Sonoma Oral Surgery & Dental Implants. As he recovered, he recognized the breadth of the oral surgery profession and the impact it has on the community. Fueled by a passion for science, service, and the patient experience, Dr. McMahon became inspired to serve others through oral surgery excellence.
Throughout college, Dr. McMahon stayed in close contact with Dr. John Pappas and Dr. Jeff Politz, two previous doctors at this practice who provided valuable mentorship. After meeting with Dr. Boynton in 2019, Dr. McMahon knew that this practice aligned with his values. After training in Los Angeles for 10 years, he is eager to return to his hometown and provide exceptional care to members of his community.
Dr. McMahon feels privileged to care for his patients. As a dual-degree surgeon, he revels in the ability to combine science, healthcare, and technology to ease the burden of oral pain and disease. When working with nervous patients, Dr. McMahon redirects the nervousness toward the goal of treatment. Through humor and compassion, he ensures that every patient feels confident in his care.
Dr. McMahon earned his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior from the University of California, Davis. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the UCLA School of Dentistry, and his Medical Degree (MD) from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Following his college education, Dr. McMahon completed his oral and maxillofacial residency and general surgery internship from the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. During this time, he gained hands-on experience managing both complex and common surgery ailments and was a part of various surgical teams for cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, transplant surgery, and general surgery. He engaged in hands-on simulations, took part in cadaver labs and case conferences, and refined his surgical techniques to further improve the lives of patients.
Outside of the office, Dr. McMahon is a passionate supporter of professional English soccer and tries to watch every Chelsea FC game. He is a proud student of DIY YouTube University, which has guided him through many home improvement projects. You can find him and his dog Charlie, a rescued Siberian Husky, staying active on hikes throughout the Sonoma and Napa Valleys.