101-389 12th Street, Courtenay, BC

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Adam Staniscia

Dr. Adam Staniscia completed his doctor of dental medicine degree at the University of Sydney, Australia. Although he enjoyed the hot weather and beautiful beaches of Sydney, as a Vancouver native, he is excited to be back in British Columbia with the opportunity to explore Vancouver island.

Adam is passionate and dedicated to providing the highest standard of care to each and every patient. This dedication has him attending continuing education courses both locally and abroad to keep up to date with advances in the field of dentistry.

Outside of dentistry Adam enjoys playing hockey, snowboarding and sharing a meal with family and friends.

Dr. Seema Alnajar

Dr. Seema Alnajar grew up in Ontario, just outside of Toronto, where she received her doctor of dental surgery degree from Western University. While she was a dental student at Western, Seema participated in several dentistry outreach programs highlighting her deep care of community. Seema is passionate about all aspects of dentistry and values developing long-lasting relationships with her patients above all else. She is committed to providing quality dental care, motivated to make oral health and patient education a priority, and making dentistry a fun experience wherever she can.

Prior to dental school, Seema was a competitive synchronized swimmer. While you can still find her swimming, she is also an avid reader, and has recently taken up mountain biking and snowboarding. Seema could not be more excited to explore her adventurous side in the Comox Valley and beautiful British Columbia!

Dr. Marika Arnold

Born and raised in Quebec, Dr. Marika Arnold speaks both English and French. Marika first attended dental hygiene school and practiced for 5 years as a hygienist before making the big jump and going back to university. She completed her degree in Dentistry at McGill University, Montreal in May 2016 winning prizes for compassion, professionalism and exhibiting the highest level of patient care. To increase her knowledge and gain experience in advanced treatments for complex health conditions, Marika attended a General Practice Residency in Salt Lake City, Utah. While in Utah, she worked in a hospital setting treating patients of all ages with various medical conditions. With her combination of experience and academic knowledge, Marika is a well-rounded dentist offering a high level of care to her patients in all aspects of dentistry. Avid mountain biker, snowboarder, sea lover and new mom, it just makes sense that Marika & her husband chose the Comox Valley to establish their home.

Practice Information:
Owner: Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Restricted to Periodontics: Dr. Anastasios (Tassos) Irinakis DDS, MSc, Dip.Perio, FRCD(C)
Operating clinicians: General Dentist – Dr. Des Eau Claire DMD, General Dentist – Dr. Marika Arnold DMD.

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