In Whitehorse, many dentists and businesses have a reputation for coming and going. For many of our patients, it’s refreshing to have a dentist office that has lasted for so long. Our longevity and reputation for friendly service allows us to personalize each of our patient’s visits. When you visit Elias Dental, you’ll always find a familiar face to greet you.
Office Manager - MarciJo Muir
A prairie girl at heart, MarciJo grew up in Saskatchewan, the youngest of six. She moved to Vancouver, BC in 1989 and in 1999 completed her Certified Dental Assisting certificate from UFV. After working several years as a dental assistant for a dental practice contracted to Federal Penitentiaries, she left to grow her family.
In 2007 it was time to venture back to the snow when MarciJo’s husband was transferred for work with Environment Canada to Whitehorse, Yukon.
When her youngest started kindergarten it was time to re-enter the work force. In 2009 MarciJo joined Elias Dental. She is now the friendly voice you hear when you call our practice. She loves this position; her previous dental training helps her guide you when you have questions and concerns.
Hygienist - Crystal Stephen
Crystal was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta where she attended the U of A and graduated with her Dental Hygiene Diploma in 1997. She worked in a family dentistry practice in south Edmonton until the pull of the open spaces and outdoorsy lifestyle the Yukon offered prompted a move to Whitehorse in 2009. Crystal joined the team at Elias Dental in Fall of 2012,after staying at home caring for her young family for a few years.
Her priority is making her patients feel comfortable and relaxed during their hygiene treatment and endeavors to get to know each of her patients and adjust treatment to their individual needs. Knowing the significant impact that improving oral hygiene has on overall health is what keeps Crystal passionate about what she does.
Crystal loves travelling and has made numerous trips to Europe and tropical destinations as well as extensive road trips through western Canada and United States. At home she loves camping, hiking, and skiing with her family and has recently taken up mountain biking.
Dental Assistant - Leah Nabachwa
Leah has been living in the Yukon close to five years, orginally from Uganda. Whitehorse is such a great community not only with welcoming and loving people but has also given her endless opportunities to explore things she has never thought to do before. She has sung in choir for the first time, curled, played basketball, and gone skiing. Leah joined Elias dental in May 2022 as a new dental assistant and she is loving it here! Leah is looking forward to seeing your lovley smiles at your next visit.
Dental Assistant - Isaiah Sarah D. Gonzalo
Isaiah Sarah was born and raised in the Philippines and immigrated to the Yukon on January 25th 2012. She graduated from Vanier Catholic Secondary School in 2014.
Isaiah Sarah started working as a Dental Assistant on August 28th 2017. She was trained by her sister Hannah, and has been working hard since day one. Isaiah looks forward to assisting patients and giving them a pleasant visit daily.
Outside of work, Isaiah loves to play with her niece and nephew, and watch K-drama on her free time. To top it all off, she also does YouTube on the side and posts faith and lifestyle related videos.
Dental Assistant/Receptionist– Ellen Thompson
Ellen Thompson is a born and raised Yukoner.
New to the dental field, Ellen is excited to learn and enjoys helping others. Joining the Elias Dental team in spring 2022, she is truly excited for this oppurtunity and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge. Ellen is also a dental receptionist that enjoys meeting all of our patients and greeting them with a smile.
Outisde of the office, Ellen is a local music teacher with a focus on piano and early childhood music, with a full studio from newborns to retired professionals.