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South Valley staff inside 2Your smile is a work of art; it deserves as much care and attention as any masterpiece. At South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we appreciate the value you place on your teeth, and make it our priority to add strength and beauty when necessary. We believe that an effective dentist combines advanced dental technology with timeless style; blending art and science to enrich your health and appearance.

Meet Dr. McMurray

Introduction and Background

Why I Became an Oral Surgeon

Joseph C. McMurray, DMD, MBA, is an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons that has been serving the South Valley (Gilroy and Morgan Hill) area since 1997.

Dr. McMurray received his Bachelor of Arts degree at Pt. Loma Nazarene College. He went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the prestigious Washington University, in St. Louis School of Dental Medicine, where he received numerous awards for academics and research.

Dr. McMurray then pursued his passion for surgery by completing his 4 year residency program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Southern California (LAC) medical center, which ranks among the top 10 in the US out of nearly 5,000 hospitals evaluated by US New and World Report.

“My passion for surgery is only equaled by my commitment to a business based on a foundation of high ethical standards.”
Dr. Joseph C. McMurray

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Working with Patients

Only two highly qualified candidates are invited to train yearly at USC’s Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program. And during his residency, he trained alongside medical residents in internal medicine, general surgery, anesthesiology, plastic surgery, otolaryngology(ear, nose, and throat), emergency medicine, and other specialty areas and received intensive training in dentoalveolar surgery (extraction of wisdom teeth, complicated extractions), maxillofacial trauma and reconstruction, orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, head and neck pathology, and dental implant surgery.

Learning is a lifelong passion for Dr. McMurray. He holds an MBA degree from Pepperdine University – one of the nation’s premier graduate business schools. His passion for surgery is only equaled with his commitment to a business based on a foundation of high ethical standards. Dr. McMurray’s philosophy is that providing outstanding patient care should never come at a cost of running an efficient business practice.

Memorial Day 3Dr. McMurray proudly served the military for 11 years with the U.S. Navy. He was fleet Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz and was the clinical department head at U.S. Naval Hospital in Naples, Italy.

He is an accomplished Commercial pilot and Certified Flight Instructor and holds an instrument rating in high performance complex single engine airplanes. Community involvement through Rotary International and his passion to help others has drawn him to volunteer his time to Angel Flight (; a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs. As well as an active member of Los Medicos Voladores ( nonprofit organization that aims to improve the health and well-being of geographically diverse peoples in Mexico and other Latin American countries.

Dr. McMurray is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, American Dental Association, Santa Clara Dental Society.

Oral Surgeon Best of the Bay

Thanks to his valued patients, Dr. McMurray was featured on “Best of the Bay”! Also Nominated for Best Dentist in San Francisco County for 2009.

"I am extremely humbled, as well as honored, that my patients took the time out of their busy day to go online and vote for me!" - Dr. McMurray

Meet Dr. Chehrehsa

Dr Arian Chehrehsa at South ValleyDr. Chehrehsa was born and raised in San Jose. After graduating from Leland High School, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Santa Clara University. He attended dental school at NYU, then completed his 4-year surgical residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Montefiore Medical Center in New York. Dr. Chehrehsa was inducted to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) National Dental Honor Society for his academic achievements. He was involved in research while at Montefiore, and has publication pending. Dr. Chehrehsa received formal training in facial aesthetic surgery, as well as general surgery, medicine, trauma and reconstructive procedures.

Dr. Chehrehsa is a fellow of the National Dental Board of Anesthesiology, a diplomate of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, and a certified CPR/Basic Life support instructor.

From Dr. Chehrehsa

I am proud to have joined Dr. Joseph McMurray in his oral and maxillofacial surgical practices in Gilroy and San Jose. I enjoy and practice all aspects of oral surgery, and have specialty training and interest in maxillofacial pathology, tumor reconstructive surgery, full arch rehabilitation (All-On-Four) and dental implants.

Dr Arian Chehrehsa and his family at South ValleyI am very excited to return home to San Jose. It’s a great place for a sports enthusiast and avid sports fan like me (you might catch me at a Warriors or Raiders game). I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my wife, Danae, who is from Australia, and our daughter, Ava.

I look forward to working with the doctors and patients here in the south valley alongside Dr. McMurray and our exceptional team.

Meet the Team

Surgical Staff

Dr. McMurray has the privilege to work with a very competent team of dental professionals to meet your oral surgery needs. His team of surgical staff have a combined total of over 25 years of dental experience. They are highly skilled and are united with one common purpose of providing you with the best care in the most comfortable manner possible.

Office Staff

Dr. McMurray’s front office all live in and are active within the Gilroy community and all have years of experience in the field. Please feel free to call them with any questions you may have regarding your care.


Office Manager
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Insurance Coordinator
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Lead Surgery Assistant, Gilroy Office
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Evelyn, COSA

Lead Surgery Assistant, San Jose Office
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Treatment Coordinator
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Practice Relations and Marketing Coordinator
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Oral Surgery Assistant, RDA
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Tour the Office

Dr. McMurray will surpass your expectations while meeting your needs. We look forward to adding your smile to our collection of happy clients.

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Time to Schedule Your Next Appointment?

Call our San Jose office at (408) 226-2872 or our Gilroy office at (408) 847-6725, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. We look forward to meeting you and restoring your smile.


Advantage Of Using A Cone Beam

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We are constantly striving to give our patients the finest dental care possible, and our investment in advanced technology is also a long-term investment in your oral health.

We understand that using updated technology leads to more informed decision-making, allowing our patients to make the best possible decisions about their oral health.

Click below to learn more about our dental technology

•  3D Imaging
•  Digital X-Rays


At South Valley Oral and Facial Surgery, we promise to provide the absolute best and comprehensive Oral & Maxillofacial Surgical care to our patients. It is our mission to explain treatment options clearly; to offer leading-edge oral surgical treatment in a supportive nurturing environment, and to inspire patients to take responsibility for their oral health. We will achieve this goal through:

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1.  Providing a caring environment and treat everyone with respect and dignity

2.  Continuing education and professional development

3.  Total commitment to quality care

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