Practice Information:
Owner: Dr. Michelle Samosinski, BSc, DDS

Operating clinicians/General Dentists:
Dr. Michelle Samosinski, BSc, DDS
Dr. Jag Singh Shoker, BDS

Meet the Doctors

port dental Dr. Irinakis port alberni

Dr. Michelle Samosinski

Dr. Michelle Samosinski was born in Montreal, QC and is fluent in both French and English. She relocated to Calgary with her family as a teen, where she later attended the University of Calgary and earned her Bachelor of Science degree, majoring in biological sciences and graduating with distinction in June 2006. After obtaining her degree, Dr. Samosinski took a break from her studies to gain some work experience and travel the world. She then went on to complete the Doctor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, where she received the award for outstanding academic achievement and performance in oral and maxillofacial surgery. Dr Sam has spent the last couple years practicing dentistry in a rural community in Northern BC, but has chosen to relocate to Vancouver Island due to her enjoyment of the outdoors.

Dr Sam loves the lifelong learning that comes along with the practice of dentistry, and she avidly updates her skills with continuing education courses, with a focus on endodontic therapy (ie root canals) and implant treatment planning in recent years. She appreciates the trust that people place in her as a health care professional and takes great pride in making even the most fearful patients as comfortable as possible with her calm and caring demeanor.

Dr Samosinski likes to spend her spare time travelling and enjoying the outdoors with her husband, Rob. They both share a passion for the mountains and love skiing, hiking, fishing, surfing and scuba diving together. She also loves to garden and cook. Living in Northern BC, they spent a lot of hours making their way down to the Island to enjoy the lakes, mountains and ocean, so when the possibility arose to come to the beautiful Alberni Valley, it was only natural for them to jump at the opportunity. Dr Samosinski is really excited about the change in lifestyle and is looking forward to experiencing life in Port Alberni, with all its amazing outdoor offerings.

port dental Dr. Irinakis port alberni

Dr. Jag Shoker

Dr. Jag Shoker was born in Surrey, BC and is fluent in English and Punjabi.  He spent his childhood in the Lower Mainland graduating high school with first class honours.  After graduating high school Dr. Shoker decided to take some time off from his studies in order to travel and gain some valuable work experience.  He spent two years working while shadowing and exploring various career pathways.

After spending time working and travelling, he moved to Australia in 2015.  He pursued further education completing the Bachelor of Dental Surgery program at the University of Adelaide. Dr. Shoker volunteered for several elective placements, spending time in the rural outback of Australia providing care to remote Indigenous communities.
Dr. Shoker has a particular focus on patient centered care and working to overcome dental fear and anxiety. In his spare time Dr. Shoker enjoys running and going to the gym.  Dr. Shoker is excited to start this new chapter of life in beautiful Vancouver Island.


Make an Appointment

  • MM slash DD slash YYYY