Meet the Doctors
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. Houman Edraki
Dr. Edraki was raised in Victoria and later moved to Vancouver. He completed his dental degree receiving the Award for Academic Excellence at Griffith University, a top-ranked dental school in Australia. Following completion of dental school, Dr. Edraki lived in Vienna, Austria where his wife is from. However, missing the close community ties, natural beauty and outdoor activities that the Island provides, he moved with his family to Courtenay to join our team.
Dr. Edraki enjoys learning and regularly participates in continuing education courses to provide the most up-to-date dentistry for his patients. He finds it truly gratifying and rewarding when his patients entrust him with their smiles. His goal is to provide the best dentistry possible in the most caring and comfortable manner, leaving his patients with a positive experience every time!
Dr. Edraki is married to Nina and together they have two chihuahua fur babies, Kiki and Bina with huge personalities. Outside of the clinic, he enjoys a healthy, active lifestyle, spending time with his family and exploring different cultures and cuisines by travelling.
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.
Owner: Certified Specialist in Periodontics, Restricted to Periodontics: Dr. Anastasios (Tassos) Irinakis DDS, MSc, Dip.Perio, FRCD(C)