101-389 12th Street, Courtenay, BC

Meet the Doctors

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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. Vedran (David) Beslic

Dr. Vedran (David) Beslic

Dr. Vedran (David) Beslic was born in Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina. He graduated dental school at University of Zagreb, School of Dental Medicine in 2013. After graduation he moved to Boston, USA to pursue an Oral Pathology specialty but since he decided he would miss performing general dentistry procedures he moved to Toronto, Canada and graduated from the National Dental Examining Board of Canada.

He worked in Thunder Bay, Ontario for several years as a dentist prior to moving to Nanaimo, British Columbia in 2019. He has 7+ years of experience in performing root canal treatments, surgical extraction of teeth and infection procedures, crown and bridge, esthetic work, dental restorative procedures and uses sedation on patients when indicated to do so. He loves his job as a dentist and takes pride in doing the best he can for his patients.

Fun fact about Dr. Beslic- first day elementary school when asked what he wanted to be when he grew up, his answer was a dentist!


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)

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