"I never dread going to the dentist because I know Dr. Woo will answer all my questions, will minimize pain (no small matter!), will always care about the details, and will understand and respond to my concerns. The hygienist is extremely good at her job and like Dr. Woo is very attentive to any discomfort I feel or any problems/questions I have. They have never once rushed me out to take the next patient or given me insufficient answers to my questions.
"Everyone in the office is reliably friendly, willing to take extra time to deal with my questions, especially those pesky insurance problems, really, I couldn't ask for more."
Nancy K., Santa Cruz
Dr. Woo completed her undergraduate degree in Human Biology from U.C. Davis. She then completed a masters degree in the Health Sciences and then attended dental school in San Francisco at the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry. Immediately upon graduation in 1986, she was invited by her dental school to teach as an adjunct clinical professor while starting her dental practice and her family! Her practice grew quickly from the many patient referrals which led her to open her practice in Boulder Creek. She and her husband are the proud parents of two children who were raised in this community and are now attending college and graduate school.
Dr. Woo is an active member within her profession and community. She is a member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Monterey Bay Dental Society and has served as a delegate to address political concerns within the dental profession. Furthermore, she was elected to serve on the California Dental Association Foundation Board of Directors whose mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians by supporting the dental profession in its effort to meet community needs. She maintains continuing education by participating in study groups and courses. In addition, she has been a member of the Dental Advisory Board at the Cabrillo School of Dental Hygiene.
She is also a member of the University of the Pacific, Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry Alumni Association board of directors since 2002. Having just completed her Presidency at one of the premier dental school alumni associations in the country, she continues to serve in an advisory capacity.
Within the community, Dr. Woo has earned Community Service Awards for Dental Screenings and Education. She is an avid golfer and in past years was Captain of the Valley Gardens Ladies Golf Club.
For all her contributions to her community and service to the profession of dentistry, she was honored with a Fellowship in the Academy of Dentistry International, the International College of Dentists and the American College of Dentists.
Dr. Lotus Mahon shares the philosophy of gentle care for all our patients. Having grown up locally, she is a graduate of Saratoga High School and the Dental Hygiene program at Cabrillo College. She completed her undergraduate degree in Bioresource Sciences with honors at UC Berkeley, College of Natural Resources. After graduating from the University of California San Francisco, School of Dentistry in 1985, she continued for a while in imaging research. She helped pioneer the use of lasers in dentistry as well as the use of MRI for TMJ diagnostic imaging, presenting her research at the International Association of Dental Researchers. Dr. Mahon ran her own private practice in Family and Restorative Dentistry in Cupertino, California for 20 years. During that time she completed post doc studies in Gnathology, Occlusion, and Advanced Restorative and Adhesive/Aesthetic Dentistry at the prestigious Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (FACE) in Burlingame, California. Like Dr. Woo, she maintains her education by continued participation in study groups and courses.
Dr. Mahon is an active member of the American Dental Association, California Dental Association, Santa Clara Dental Society, UCSF Alumni Association, UC Berkeley Alumni Association, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Academy of Oral Systemic Health. She is very interested in wellness and anti-aging and has lectured on related topics for many audiences including the World Wellness Conference. Her knowledge of nutrition as it relates to dental health is extensive.
Dr. Mahon currently lives in Los Gatos, CA. She has many and varied interests and hobbies. She is an avid skier, enjoys singing, gourmet cooking, and her monthly book club. She also participates in many charity and community fund raising activities. She looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve optimal health and dental wellness.
Our experienced hygienists are dedicated to preventive treatment as well as patient education but with a gentle touch. Our hygienists are lead by Wendy, who has been in our office for many years and knows almost all our patients. Our other hygienists are here on alternate days and times to provide a style and schedule that will fit your needs.
Our experienced office staff is here to help your dental experience be a positive one. Whether they are here to help navigate you through your insurance benefits, find appointment times with your busy work schedule or explain a dental procedure, you can be assured of an atmosphere of caring teamwork.