Dentists in St. John’s Who Are Dedicated to Your Oral Health

The dentists at Stavanger Dental consider oral health to be an important component of general health care.

We see your mouth and its condition as an overall reflection of what is happening elsewhere in your body. We understand and recognize the systemic conditions that affect your oral health. And we deliver treatment that is effective and far-reaching.

At Stavanger, we are always accepting new patients and look forward to meeting your friends and family. You can trust us to always begin with a thorough examination or consultation where we gain an accurate picture of your overall health while we listen to your goals, desires and concerns about your dental treatment before we build you a personalized dental plan.

Our dedicated team at Stavanger are committed to exceeding your expectations in high-quality dental services. We deliver superior patient education and prevention, have an unflinching commitment to health and safety and an unquenchable thirst for advancing our own training and expertise to ensure our patients overall health remains our primary goal. And we offer the latest in proven technologies to ensure our patients receive the most effective and comfortable dental care.

Healthy smile

Conditions that can affect your oral health include:

  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Cancer and cancer treatments 
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Drug-induced Xerostomia (dry-mouth)
  • GERD-Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease or acid reflux
  • Crohn’s Disease/Colitis

Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Joseph Gamba

Born in St. Andrew’s, Scotland, Dr. Gamba graduated from Scotland’s University of Dundee, School of Dentistry with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 1987. Dr. Gamba began work on the Burin Peninsula in 1988 and continues to provide service to the Grand Bank area on a part-time basis, though he has practiced in St. John’s since 2000, when he joined forces with Dr. Bourgeois.

Sports have always played a large part in Dr. Gamba’s life. Anything with a ball was fair game while growing up in Scotland, and he has competed heavily in rugby, tennis, squash, soccer and golf. With four sons all heavily involved in soccer and hockey, Dr. Gamba has since transferred his energy into coaching and family transportation! Dr. Gamba also enjoys cooking and reading for relaxation when not at the rink or work.

Dr. Maureen Bourgeois

A proud Newfoundlander, Dr. Maureen Bourgeois was born and raised in Kippens, Bay St. George. She attended Memorial University of Newfoundland and later Dalhousie University in Halifax, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1987. After graduation she returned to Newfoundland and has been practicing in St. John’s ever since.

When not practicing dentistry or working as a consultant for the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Bourgeois enjoys a variety of activities, including kayaking, skiing and gardening. She and her husband live in St. Philips. They have 3 sons.

Dr. Kelly Drover

Dr. Kelly Drover, BSc., Dip DH, DDS graduated from Acadia University with a BSc in 1995, followed by a diploma in Dental Hygiene from Dalhousie University in 2001. After practicing as a dental hygienist for two years, Dr. Drover decided to fulfill her desire to become a dentist and graduated with her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2006 picking up accolades such as the JD Maclean Scholarship, the Oral Surgery Bursary and the award for Greatest Proficiency in Pediatric Dentistry along the way. Dr. Drover was also the first place recipient of the Dalhousie Table Clinic Research Award and competed on a national level.

Originally from Lewisporte, Newfoundland, Dr. Drover began her dental career in Nova Scotia. In 2010, however, she returned to Newfoundland to join Stavanger Dental and thoroughly enjoys the personal feel of a family practice.

As a mother of three children, much of Dr. Drover’s time is spent supporting her children and their wide array of interests. Passionate about running and exercising, Dr. Drover continues to challenge herself by running the Tely 10 each year, and is always up for a great concert or musical!.

Dr. Michelle Bennett

Dr. Michelle Bennett (née Lannon) was born and raised in Bishop’s Falls, NL. Upon her 2012 graduation from St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, NS with a Bachelor of Science degree, Dr. Bennet went on to attend Dalhousie University in Halifax, NS. At Dalhousie Dr. Bennett earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2016 and was awarded the Dr. William W. Woodbury Memorial Prize for exceptional ability in orthodontics. Dr. Bennett is thrilled to be returning to her home province of Newfoundland and looks forward to providing compassionate dental care to Stavanger's new and existing patients.

Dr. Bennett has many interests outside of dentistry, including snowboarding, reading, and archery. She is also a licensed glider instructor and pilot – a passion she developed during her years in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program.

Dr. Bennett and her husband Evan enjoy travelling and are always planning their next adventure.

Stavanger Dental

102-397 Stavanger Dr

St John's, NL A1A 0A1


Monday and Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Professional Affiliations

Canadian Dental Association

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