Meet Our Dentists
Our dentists at Klondyke Dental Centre have been serving the community for years! We look forward to meeting you and your family. Contact us today to book your next appointment.
Dr. Derek Kim
Dr. Derek Kim attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine.
Prior to this, he did one year of Sciences after high school and played football at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby. Dr. Kim was an avid sports enthusiast, and even played baseball with MVP Larry Walker.
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. Dhia Mahmud
Dr. Dhia is new to Whitehorse from Vancouver BC. He is a very compassionate dentist that strives to provide excellent patient-centered dentistry. Always focusing on offering genuine care to his patients and looking after their long-term oral health. After high school, Dr. Dhia traveled to Europe and completed his dental education at Semmelweis University in the beautiful city of Budapest with a Dental Medical Doctor degree.
Dr. Dhia loves being in the Yukon and is excited to be part of the Whitehorse community. He enjoys exploring what the Yukon outdoor life has to offer. Dhia is a big soccer fan, and has already joined the Whitehorse Men’s Soccer League.
Dr. Jeff Kim
Dr. Jeff Junpyo Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated to Vancouver, Canada when he was 8 years old. He completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) degree at the University of British Columbia. With his passion to explore different cities, Dr. Kim moved to Australia and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Kim relocated to Whitehorse, Yukon in the summer of 2017, working as a full time dentist at Klondyke Dental Clinic, serving the community.
Dr. Kim is a constant learner and strives to be knowledgeable with the latest dental technology, theories, and techniques by taking continuing education courses from a variety of disciplines. Apart from working as a dentist, Dr. Kim enjoys reading books, taking photos, and travelling around the world. He also enjoys going for a walk with his adorable white Pomeranian dog. Dr. Jeff Junpyo Kim is currently an active member of the College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia (CDSBC), British Columbia Dental Association (BCDA), Yukon Dental Association (YDA), and BITES Institute Live Surgery Study Club.
Dr. John Dutchak
Dr. Dutchak has practiced Dentistry in Victoria for the past 13 years. A D.M.D. graduate of the University of Saskatchewan College of Dentistry, John achieved the Gold Medal for highest overall proficiency in his first year of dental studies and graduated with distinction upon completion of his studies. He is particularly skilled at achieving a high standard of cosmetic dentistry working with challenging dental issues.
An avid athlete, John was as member of the University of Saskatchewan Huskies swim team, has participated in triathlons, mountaineering, running, skiing and cycling events. John has used his profession and pursuit of adventure to travel to the Yukon, Kootenays, and the Okanogan to care for patients and help his colleagues as a locum dentist.
“I am very excited to be practicing with a compassionate team that puts the patient first, in a community that offers excellent access to the outdoors and the genuine hospitality of the North!”
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