Meet our Doctors
Caring, compassionate, and dedicated to your needs, our dental team is committed to helping you through every step of your dental journey. Whether to set up convenient appointments, help you with your insurance questions, or explain your treatment options, our dedicated team is here for your family’s smiles.
Dr. Cristina Coca
I know that happiness is not a given, so I choose to make the very best of every moment. I’ve always enjoyed smiling and laughing, and I’m passionate about helping you feel confident about your smile so you can smile and laugh too. Providing a wide range of treatments in a serene and comfortable environment is just part of why I love to come to work every day.”
After earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in Bucharest and practising there for 11 years, Dr. Cristina Coca moved to Canada in 1999. The University of Western was her next stop, and in 2003 Dr. Cristina earned her second dental degree – a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree – in 2003. In 2004, Dr. Cristina opened Pacifica Dental and started serving families as a dentist in Victoria, BC.
Passionate about dental technology and dedicated to creating a serene environment where her family of patients can relax and feel pampered, Dr. Cristina moved Pacifica Dental to a new, modern building in 2017. Along with her son Dr. Bogdan, Dr. Cristina designed everything in the new location to suit her passion for both technology and tranquility. Your comfortable and relaxing visits are her priority – from the serene extension of the ocean reflected throughout the practice.
Away From Dentistry
When Dr. Cristina has free time, she loves to spend it skiing Whistler / Blackcomb, hiking, or enjoying the peaceful and calm waters of the Pacific with her son Dr. Bogdan and her dog, Jasper.
Dr. Bogdan Coca
I grew up watching my mother joyfully help people attain and maintain excellent oral health. Her passion became mine and I am thrilled to join her in private practice so I can also help people feel confident and positive about their teeth. Nothing brings me more joy than making our family of patients’ lives a little better with a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile.
Dr. Bogdan Coca earned his Bachelor of Dental Science degree in 2019 from the School of Dentistry at University College Cork in Ireland, but his dental education began much sooner as a young boy. Watching his mother Dr. Cristina Coca change lives through dentistry made him want to do the same, and they designed the practice together to bring their passion for technology and patient-centric care to everyone who calls Pacifica Dental their dental home.
Offering a wide range of treatment options is Dr. Bogdan’s priority as he takes the time to listen to your individual needs and thoughtfully present a treatment plan that meets those needs. Like his mother, Dr. Bogdan is passionate about technology and creating a relaxing experience where you feel certain that you are getting the best treatment available. Whether you’re looking for teeth whitening, dental implants, or cosmetic dental treatments, Dr. Bogdan is eager to help you love your smile.
Away From Dentistry
Having been away from home for 5 years earning his dental degree, Dr. Bogdan is thrilled to be back in Victoria exploring all our wonderful city has to offer, often with his dog, a Doodle named Jasper. In addition to skiing and hiking, Dr. Bogdan enjoys playing soccer when he can.
Dr. Karimi is a compassionate and highly skilled general dentist with a limited practice focused on oral surgery procedures. With extensive training in both soft and hard tissue surgeries, she possesses the expertise necessary to perform a wide range of oral surgical procedures with precision and care.
Recognizing the anxiety that often accompanies oral surgery, Dr. Karimi has obtained IV sedation certification to further enhance patient comfort and relaxation during procedures. This allows her to provide a higher level of sedation to patients who may benefit from deeper state of relaxation or those with more severe dental anxiety.
Dr. Karimi’s commitment to patient well-being goes beyond her technical skills. She is known for her gentle touch and empathetic approach, creating a safe and reassuring environment that eases patient anxiety. She understands the importance of effective communication and takes the time to thoroughly explain each procedure, ensuring that her patients are well-informed and actively involved in their treatment plans.
While Dr. Karimi’s practice primarily focuses on oral surgery procedures, she remains committed to comprehensive dental care. She believes in the importance of preventive dentistry and works closely with her patients to develop personalized oral health strategies that promote long-term dental wellness.
With Dr. Karimi, patients can trust that they are receiving the highest standard of care in oral surgery. Her extensive training, IV sedation certification, and expertise in both soft and hard tissue surgeries enable her to perform procedures efficiently and professionally. Combined with her compassionate approach and commitment to patient comfort, Dr. Karimi ensures that each patient’s experience is as calm, comfortable, and anxiety-free as possible.
Modern and clean clinic
Our practice was designed with your comfort, convenience, and confidence in mind and we’d love to welcome you to your new dental home – Pacifica Dental!