Dr. Tasso Irinakis
Dr. Tasso Irinakis is a certified specialist in Periodontics and one of the current leaders in comprehensive Implant Patient Care and in Implant Education for dental professionals. He serves the community in his clinics in Courtenay, Nanaimo & Vancouver, BC. He is the former Director of Graduate Periodontics & Implant Surgery at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and currently continues to serve the Faculty of Dentistry as a Clinical Associate Professor.
Dr. Irinakis was recognized for his clinical and academic skills and served for several years as an international faculty member of the prestigious “PAADI” dental institute in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (Prince Abdul Rahman Advance Dental Institute). He visited Riadh numerous times over the years to teach graduate residents and to treat VIP patients of the Kingdom.
He is a co-founder of WCI (West Coast Institute for Dental Education), which is dedicated to teaching dentists and other dental professionals, every aspect of Implant Dentistry, Bone Grafting and Periodontal Surgery.
Dr. Irinakis has been honored twice by the American Academy of Periodontology with the “2005 Educator Award” for outstanding mentoring & teaching in Periodontics and with the “2010 Educator Award” for excellence in teaching and mentoring in the field of Periodontics. He continues to serve his profession as a Reviewer of several scientific journals and has authored several papers in scientific journals on Bone Grafting, Sinus Grafting and Dental Implant Research in general. Dr. Tasso Irinakis lectures actively in study clubs, conferences and hands-on courses for dental professionals, nationally and internationally.
Tasso is known for his caring personality and enjoying his time with his wife and three children. He plays soccer, tennis and loves skiing in the winter.