Mission Statement

In our role as oral health care professionals we value our partnerships with people. We endeavor to provide a pleasant and friendly atmosphere in which to dialogue. Through successful communication we reach our ultimate goal of improving and maintaining the oral health of our patients.

Our Team

Murraya is comprised of a dynamic team of individuals who pride themselves in excellence. We work together harmoniously and with confidence in our abilities and contribution. A multi-lingual practice, we're able to communicate with our clients in English, German, French, Spanish and Catalan.

Dr. Rosh Govindasamy

Dr. Rosh Govindasamy

Dr. Rosh Govindasamy has been practicing dentistry in the Yukon for the past 18 years. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 1991, and is the owner-operator of Murraya Dental Centre.

She enjoys forming long term relationships with her patients and providing up to date dental care. Her many hours of continuing education enrich her discussions with patients and help to improve their oral health.

Dr. Govindasamy has a strong interest in practicing aesthetic dentistry while providing sound solutions for her patients.

Dr. John Stern

Dr. John Stern

Following graduation from the University of Toronto in 1976, Dr. Stern practised in that city for a year before deciding that big city life was not for him. So what better place to move to for small-town life than Fort Nelson B.C. where he stayed for two years. Then, in a classic repeat of the Goldilocks and the Three Bears theme, he found that while Fort Nelson was a bit too small, Whitehorse, up the Alaska Highway in the Yukon, seemed to be about the right size to settle in and raise a family. So he checked it out in 1979 and has been residing here happily ever since.

Although a long time dentist in Whitehorse, he is an enthusiastic newcomer to Murraya Dental where he will be practising until retirement. When not in the clinic, Dr. Stern can be found on the mountain bike trails in the summer and the X-country ski trails in the winter.

Celeste

Celeste

Initially, Celeste signed on to stay in Yukon for three years ... it's been 7 years now and counting! The Yukon is a land of clean air and unsurpassed beauty! For 36 years Celeste has worked in a variety of dental offices ... pediatric specialty, cosmetic specialty, orthodontic and general practices ... and still looks forward to coming to work every day.

Celeste feels privledged to be part of such an exceptional dental team. She tries to make each visit informative, comfortable and non-judgemental, and feels that her clients leave the office having made informed choices. Celeste invites you to come and experience our state-of-the-art equipped dental office.

Eileen

Eileen

Eileen has been a dental hygienist for 26 years. She graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1985 and worked in Chilliwack BC for 3 years before following her sweetheart to the Yukon. Now 23 years later and going strong, they have enjoyed raising a family in one of Canada’s best-kept secrets here in Whitehorse.

Eileen is a caring, dedicated dental professional and is excited to provide patients with quality preventive dental care. When not working, Eileen enjoys hiking, camping, cross-country skiing and spending time with family and friends.

Donna

Donna

Donna is the newest member of the Murraya dental team. She is a graduate of the University of Manitoba’s School of Dental Hygiene and has been a hygienist for 31 years. She is excited to be joining a dynamic and experienced dental team.

Donna believes in the importance of quality dental hygiene care as an integral part of overall health. She welcomes the opportunity to share her passion for dental health with her patients.

Donna and her husband enjoy the adventures the Yukon has to offer including fishing, boating and camping. Donna also enjoys golfing, curling and quilting and has recently learned to play the upright bass.

Dorothy

Dorothy

Dorothy received her certification in dental assisting from Northern Lights College in Dawson Creek, BC.

Since moving from her home province of Manitoba in 1976, she has lived most of those years here in Whitehorse, and has worked predominantly in the field of dentistry.

From Dorothy's years working in General Dentistry practices, she brings a broad base of skills and knowledge to Murraya Dental, where she has been a team member for five years.

Clara

Clara

Clara has worked at Murraya Dental as a dental assistant since 2004. Originally from Spain, Clara moved to Whitehorse in 2002 looking for adventure and quality of life. Clara enjoys working in the dentistry field, since it offers her a friendly, even-paced, yet challenging and fascinating work environment.

Clara loves living in the Yukon, where she shares her time between her professional career and her family.

Clara speaks Spanish, English, Catalan, and Italian.

Gaby

Gaby

Gaby is a certified dental assistant who completed her apprenticeship in Wiesbaden, Germany. The lure of gold and the natural beauty of the Yukon prompted Gaby and her family to move to the territory in 1990. She joined Murraya Dental in 2008.

Gaby is fluent in both German and English. In her leisure time she enjoys reading, cooking and baking.

Laurie

Laurie

Laurie is a born and raised Yukoner. She loves spending time with her family and friends. Laurie also enjoys the great outdoors in the beautiful backyard of the Yukon.

Laurie has been a dental assistant for seven years and has recently joined the Murraya Dental Team. With the aim of improving your dental health, she makes your visit to the dentist office a comfortable and an educational experience. Laurie welcomes you to Murraya Dental with a warm smile.

Roberta

Roberta

Roberta was born in Calgary, Alberta, but has lived in the Yukon since she was 2 years old, first in Faro and Mayo, and finally in Whitehorse, when her family settled here in 1985.

Roberta joined the Murraya Dental team in 2012, and enjoys her work, meeting new pateints and visiting with the regulars.

Roberta loves music, reading, baking, movies and spending time with her family.

Carly

Carly

Carly graduated in May 2001 from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George, BC with a certificate in Office Administration. She joined the Murraya Dental team in June 2006 as a dental receptionist. She truly enjoys the interactions with all patients and their families, and is very excited to be working in a field that has such a positive impact on people's lives.

In her spare time Carly enjoys long walks, reading, cooking, and the cinema.

Vikki

Vikki

Vikki graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Vancouver Island University in 1986. She has practised in both British Columbia and Alberta, and after having a satisfying and fulfilling career as an assistant and team leader, took a position as receptionist and office manager in a periodontal office.

Not a stranger to the north, Vikki lived in Fort McMurray for many years, and when presented with an opportunity to relocate to Whitehorse, she jumped at the chance. Welcomed by great staff and friendly clients, Vikki joined Murraya Dental in July 2013 as a receptionist. Vikki hopes that come spring, on her days off, she will be exploring the beautiful Yukon scenery by day, and relaxing by the camp fire at night, with boyfriend Paul and dog Brooklyn.