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    New Patients Welcome

    Dental Treatments for the Whole Family

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Your dentist proudly serving the Whitehorse Community 

Welcome to Dandelion Dental, your Whitehorse, Yukon Dentist

Dandelion Dental in Whitehorse, Yukon offers an array of dental services, including general dentistry, pediatric care, Invisalign®, and teeth whitening, tailored to each unique patient.

At Dandelion Dental, we centre our practice around our patients' needs, ensuring personalized and attentive dental care.

New Patients Welcome | Dandelion Dental

New Patients

At Dandelion Dental, we are always happy to welcome new patients to join our ever-growing dental family. During your first visit, we will take the time to learn about your complete dental history and introduce your to our practice and friendly team of dental professionals. We look forward to meeting you! 

We are pleased to offer the following services:

  • General Dentistry
  • Tooth Repair
  • Cosmetic Services
  • Oral Surgery

If you are looking for a family dentist in Whitehorse's downtown core, please contact us today to book a complimentary consultation.


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Anxious Patients, Whitehorse Dentist

Anxious Patients

At Dandelion Dental our dentist will consult with you to learn how to make your visit as comfortable as possible and help ease your anxiety about visiting the dentist.

We offer the following sedation services:

  • Nitrous Oxide
  • Oral Sedation

Contact us to discuss how we can make your visit to the dentist as comfortable as possible.


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Prevention Services, Whitehorse Dentist

Detect Tooth Decay

At Dandelion we can help you detect tooth decay to help prevent possible extractions.

We use a safe fluorescent laser, Diagnodent®, to help detect hidden tooth decay. Diagnodent® can help to expose cavities beneath the surface, invisible to the naked eye.

Diagnodent® can help to:

  • Detect Cavities
  • Prevent Extractions

Our preventive services can help protect your teeth and smile against the common factors of everyday life.


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Dentures

If you are missing a tooth or multiple teeth, our dentists may recommend replacing them dentures.

Once our dentists assess your teeth, our team will make a customized recommendation to suit your needs. 

We offer:

    • Partial dentures
    • Full dentures

Well-fitted dentures can be important to the comfort and maintenance of your oral health. Are dentures affordable? Are you a good candidate for dentures? We are happy to answer all of your questions!

When you visit our office, our dentists will work with you to create a customized denture treatment plan that best suits your needs.


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Meet Our Whitehorse Dentists

Aiming for a healthier smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

Our Dentists
  • Dr. Derek Jung Kim, DMD

    General Dentist

    Dr. Derek Kim attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine.

    Dr. Kim returned to Vancouver and in June 1998, he opened his first dental practice and married his wife Jane. His dental practices have grown over the years, as well as his family. Dr. Kim has a son, Caleb, as well as two beautiful, energetic twins, Hannah and Abigail.

    Dr. Kim is known for his energy and enthusiasm for his practice and patients. He strives to give his patients the same care as he would his own family members considering the long-term health benefit that dentistry has to their overall health.

  • Dr. Danny Rai

    General Dentist

    Dr. Danny Rai graduated dental school from the University of Damascus in 2009. He then continued to finish a two-year residency in Prosthodontics. Afterwards he spent the following few years working in dentistry in the Middle East, Central America and USA.

    In 2012, Dr. Rai pursued a postgraduate program at the University of Minnesota in dentistry, graduating in 2016. After several more year of service in Fargo, North Dakota, Dr. Rai and his family moved to the Yukon in early 2018 and has been enjoying the area ever since.

    When not at work, or on an adventure, Dr. Rai prefers to spend time with his wife and young son Emir.

  • Dr. Jay Junio

    General Dentist

    Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Dr. Jay graduated from the University of British Columbia with his B.Sc in Cellular Biology and Genetics. He then travelled to Europe to earn his dental degree from Semmelweis Medical University in Budapest, Hungary where he received the highest honours of his graduating class as summa cum laude.

    When not at work, Dr. Jay enjoys working out at the gym, training for marathons, playing golf, and going on hikes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Aiming for a straighter, whiter smile? Our team of dental professionals are here to help.

  • Do you accept the Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP)?

    Yes, Dandelion Dental in Whitehorse accepts Canadian Dental Care Plan (CDCP) coverage. For more details, please contact our office.

  • Do you accept emergency patients?

    We understand that dental emergencies can happen unexpectedly. Our team will attempt to accommodate you as soon as we can.

  • How do I prepare for my first appointment?

    For your first appointment, here’s how you and your family can prepare:

    • Have your identification and insurance cards ready.
    • If applicable, fill out any digital intake forms you may have received.
    • Bring a list of any medications you are taking.
    • If possible, bring copies of previous dental records and X-rays.
    • Plan to arrive about 10-15 minutes early to complete any last-minute paperwork.
    • Note any questions or concerns about your oral health to discuss with the dentist.
    Following these steps can help ensure a smooth and efficient first visit, allowing you to focus on discussing your dental health with your new dentist.

  • What services do you offer?

    At Dandelion Dental, our team is committed to providing personalized dental care for the entire family. We offer a broad range of services to maintain and improve oral health, including children's dentistry, teeth whitening, veneers, emergency dentistry, dental implants, teeth extractions, and more. We strive to create a comfortable, welcoming environment where your comfort and dental wellness are our top priority.

  • Do you offer financing options?

    Understanding that dental care is a key part of overall health, for certain treatments financing options may be available. Our team at Dandelion Dental is happy to discuss your options and help you plan your treatment. We aim to make dental care manageable and affordable for everyone in our community.

  • Are you accepting new patients?

    Absolutely! We are always happy to welcome new patients into our dental family. Whether you’re seeking routine care, have a specific dental issue, or are interested in cosmetic procedures, we’re here to provide personalized dental care. Please contact our clinic to schedule your first appointment. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your best smile!

  • Do you provide dental services for children?

    At Dandelion Dental in Whitehorse, we’re proud to offer comprehensive dental care for children. Our team is experienced in working with young patients and is committed to making their dental visits as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. We provide various dental services to support your child's oral health journey.

Take pride in your smile. Your friendly Whitehorse dentist is waiting to meet you today!

+1 (867) 667-7227