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.

Meet the Doctors

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.

courtenay dental centre Dr. Anastasios (Tassos) Irinakis

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.


courtenay dental centre Dr. Anastasios (Tassos) Irinakis

Dr. Des Eau Claire

Hi my name is Des Eau Claire

After immigrating as a young boy from Italy, I was fortunate enough to have grown up in the Okanagan valley of BC where my early careers in music and the culinary world would help foster my love of the arts. During the 90’s, I spent several years at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver earning my bachelors degree in science (BSc) and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD). Since graduating, I have become very proficient in many aspects of dentistry; focusing on prosthetic restoration, esthetics, and surgery. Several postgraduate courses have given me the confidence to effectively diagnose and treat many types of dental issues with great proficiency. When I’m not in the dental office, you will find me exploring the world and crossing off items on my bucket list.

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