Copper Canyon Dentistry
Hakam Al-Samarrai, DMD:
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Hakam Al-Samarrai, DMD

Copper Canyon Dentistry
Valencia, CA

Copper Canyon Dentistry
Newhall, CA














A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays



Clear aligners

Sleep apnea therapy

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants

Sedation dentistry


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 12:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed


Monday: By appointment only

Tuesday: By appointment only

Wednesday: By appointment only

Thursday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: By appointment only

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Jake T. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just went to Dr. Poitras for the third time. I am 19 years old, so I’ve just crossed the border from children’s dentistry to adult. The first dentist I tried when I was 18 was just awful, poking places that shouldn’t have been poked. ^ months later I tried Dr. Poitras’ practice for the first time and it was absolutely WONDERFUL. The staff was incredibly friendly and Sandy, the hygienist, does an incredible job cleaning as well as well as keeping you comfortable while she works. Their office is very high tech too. Every cleaning chair has an x-ray machine and computer monitor on the wall. This means all x-rays can be done while you’re sitting in the seat and the x-rays can be displayed right above you to view. I would highly recommend Dr. Poitras. I know I’ll continue to drive down from Santa Monica to use him.

Gina W. from Castaic, CA (Source: Yelp)


The best dentist ever! Been with Dr. Poitras for almost 30 years. Will not let any other dentist touch my teeth. Very gentle. Beautiful work. Does most work himself. Root canals, crowns, bridges, and some oral surgery. I think I only had to see a specialist once in the 30 years I have been with him.

Tonie C. from San Pedro, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am extremely petrified of dental work!! I found Dr. Poitras online under cheap From the phone call which got me an emergency appointment in an hour, (due to pain), to interacting with the amazingly pleasant staff, to the laughing gas(helped me so much to relax), to the actual procedure, and right down to my Lil gift bag before I left..I have never had such a pleasant experience at a dentist in my whole life!!! Now for the price…well first I have no I expected it all to be outrageously priced (passed experiences even with insurance)…and to my surprise had a special for FREE EXAMS AND X-RAYS for new patients..even gave me some cards to hand out!! My whole procedure was so reasonable I still can’t believe my experience Good service and great prices

Marian Schauerte (Source: Google)


Dr. Samarrai and the staff at Copper Canyon Dentistry have impressed me with their courtesy, professionalism and excellent dental care & treatment. I’ve never been left waiting for long upon arrival even when I had a dental emergency and needed to come in right away. Additionally, they are excellent at working with you, your budget and your insurance company to maximize your yearly benefits and minimize the effect on your wallet.

Kathryn G. from Santa Clarita, CA (Source: Yelp)


If I ever move, I’m going to have to take this office with me. The front desk is super friendly and knowledgeable. Every cleaning I’m asked if I want a numbing wash (I do, I do!) I’ve never had such an easy time at the dentist, and my hygiene has improved so much because of it

Julie N. from Canyon Country, CA (Source: Yelp)


My friends and family have referred me to Dr. Poitras and I have not been disappointed! I have a huge phobia of needles and of going to the dentist in general, but going to him and his amazing staff has helped me get over my fears. Dr. Poitras and his staff are really nice and accommodating people, who do their best to make every visit very pleasant.

Christina Herman (Source: Google)


Copper canyon dentistry is a stellar dental office. They are not only professional, but caring and completely understanding. I have had to visit other dental offices when I was working out of this county, But found them lacking in professionalism and expertise. I came running back to Copper Canyon dentistry, doctors Poitras and Samarai.

Fred Seeley (Source: Google)


years. During my first visit he checked me out very thoroughly and came up with an honest, straight forward treatment plan which at my age then (63) included recommending 4 crowns due to so many filling in those 4 teeth. I’ve done three of them and each time when I walked out of the office the fit was perfect and in a few minutes I never gave them a second thought. I’ll get the last one done one of these days. I think he and his staff are terrific and I heartily recommend them.

Meredith J. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Mark Poitras along with all of his staff are amazing! When I was younger I had bad experiences with the dentist which resulted in me straying away from them. When I found Mark Poitras’ office my opinion changed! I went in to have one wisdom tooth pulled and felt no pain whatsoever! I never felt pain with the shots not with the extraction. The next day they called to make sure I was okay and answered all the questions I had. This is the most amazing dentist I have ever been to!

Erin M. from Rosamond, CA (Source: Yelp)


Alright I’ve been frequenting doctors & dentists quite a bit lately. The last office I went to on a regular basis grew pretty substantially, and I just don’t feel like I was getting the same care anymore. So I gave Dr. Poitras a shot since there office is in such close proximity of where I work. I’ll have to say I didn’t feel rushed, everyone took the time and explained to me what they were doing and why they were doing it. I felt like it was a very through exam. They didn’t quote me for unnecessary things as I’ve had done in the past. I did however inquire about Invisalign and they answered all my questions. As a matter of fact after the wisdom teeth get pulled I’ll be back in to get my Invisalign 🙂

Anonymous (Source: Google)


I stayed with my previous dentist for 28 years and was not too comfortable with the idea of making a change, but my wife insisted that I give Dr. Poitras and his team a try. She promised I would not be disappointed…not to mention the fact that his office is 25 miles closer. Well, my wife was right (as always)! After having visited his office several times now, I am thoroughly convinced that I made the right move and have found a new home (for my teeth, anyway). The staff is great, the doctor is top-notch and they really seem to have their stuff together. I also appreciate the fact that they use the latest in equipment and technology. Thanks again guys for all you do!

Jill Mason (Source: Facebook)


This is the best dental office I have ever been to. The staff is amazing! So friendly and knowledgeable. They clearly care about the patients and go the extra mile to show it. Dr. Poitras is amazing as well. He is so patient and explains everything so that you understand. He makes you feel very comfortable. I had such an awesome experience, I wish I had found him years ago.

Joseph Fioraranci (Source: Google)


Had an emergency with an exposed nerve… And they got me in an hour before they open… Was very quick about getting me in to extract the problem….was probably one of my best visits to a dentist… Had 3 extracted. And he did it very fast with no pain at all… Will definitely come back if I’m back in town thank you and your team

Lisa G. from Palmdale, CA (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Poitras and all of his team. Everyone is so friendly and kind. They have a thousand things they can offer to make every visit as comfortable as possible. Even my husband, who hates going to the dentist, loves this office! No waiting around for hours. No guilt trips about the condition of his mouth. They actually made him feel good about the fact that he came in at all. They really go out of thier way to make every visit a great experience. Oh and his work is beautiful too. He takes the time to make sure its perfect. I can’t tell you how lucky we feel to have found him!! Bring the whole family. Bring your friends. You won’t be sorry.

Emily G. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Samurai and his team is so incredibly sweet and helpful. While the dental work I had done was more painful that most I’ve had done in the past, the team was so patient and professional on the whole. I especially appreciated Faye and her very kind demeanor. Also, the dental hygienist here is a rockstar!! I wish I could remember her name!!! She was by far the best hygienist I’ve ever been too. She took the time to recommend ways to care for my teeth. I had never had anyone do that before! I really appreciated her taking the time to do that.

Jo-Ann H. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


When my dentist re-located to an area far away I was devastated…even more so when I tried to find another dentist – I did not pick well the first time.  Thank goodness a friend of mine recommended Dr. Poitras!  I felt so taken care of by the entire staff!  I now have a great experience ‘under my belt,’ and the confidence and peace of mind that I have indeed found my new dentist.  Major shout-out to Jen, thank you so very much, Jo

Alana Depew (Source: Google)


OMG!!! Had my first laser cavity treatment. No anesthesia needed and though the laser seemed like it was going to hurt, it really didn’t. It was a deep cavity and when they drilled down deeper with the laser it felt like the tooth’s nerve was being tickled strongly, but no real pain! I was also surprised how much faster the laser made the treatment. The whole procedure and filling only took about 25 minutes and i was out the door without having numbed mouth and cheeks. Very satisfief customer here!

Chris K. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Poitrus and his staff are amazing. He is well established in the valley, has great credentials, and has a very kind chairside manner, same with his staff. The office is clearly well ran and I sense that delays are very rare. I’ve been in and out without any delay on my visits. I’ve been to a couple newer offices in SCV that left me incensed at their intentional misdiagnoses to upsell procedures – I can’t recommend Dr. Poitrus enough.

Andrea Q. from Canyon Country, CA (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Poitras for a few years now. I had a huge fear of dentistry resulting from frightening and painful dentistry experiences as a child. Adult visits were no better. As a result, I only saw a dentist when absolutely necessary, and had not had a regular cleaning in many years. I knew I really needed dental work and probably had gum disease because my gums were bleeding regularly. I couldn’t even eat an apple without seeing blood left behind. I asked around, and a friend recommended Dr. Poitras. From the first phone conversation detailing my fears, they were very kind and reassuring. I needed medication for anxiety just to get me in the chair for the first time. I was embarrassed about avoiding the dentist for so long, but no one at the office ever made me feel like a “bad” or “negligent” person. Dr. Poitras has a very gentle touch and kind personality. On that first visit, I had x-rays and an exam. They explained a treatment plan in detail, beginning with deep cleaning quadrant by quadrant due to the state of my gums, and proceeding through a dental implant and some other necessary procedures. For the first couple of procedures, I needed “sedation dentistry,” which consisted of oral medication that I took at home before my visit (someone else must drive you). The sedation allows you to be conscious and able to respond and follow directions during the visit, but you do not remember a thing! Worked great for me. After that, I was comfortable enough to just use nitrous oxide during my visits, which I have been doing ever since. I have cleanings every 3 months to keep my gums healthy. The implant is the best thing I ever did–can’t even tell which tooth it is and I can eat completely normally. I highly recommend Dr. Poitras to all of you dental-phobic people out there in Yelpland.

Stephanie M. from Valencia, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m a new patient, a new and incredibly pleased patient! If you’re looking for a new dentist in the Santa Clarita area, I highly recommend Cooper Canyon Dentistry and Dr. Poitras. I found CCD on Groupon and now have recommended the office to four different friends. Upon my first visit, I was greeted by smiling faces by the front office staff. The building is new and the office is neat and clean. After filling out my new patient paperwork, I was placed into an exam room with no wait time. I was first seen by Dental Hygienist Carrie Ann. She was the absolute sweetest!! Made me feel so comfortable. She explained the procedures clearly, took my Xrays, did a thorough cleaning all while getting to know me as a new patient. Then I was seen by Dr. Poitras who was professional, patient, and friendly. He reviewed my medical chart with me, we discussed my current dental health, and he offered information about all the services his office offers. I am thrilled with Cooper Canyon Dentistry and look forward to being a long time patient.

Rob Yearicks (Source: Google)


This office and these people are the best and I would know. Having essentially grown up in dentist offices with a myriad of different issues, I can say that I have never felt as comfortable as much as I did at Copper Canyon Dentistry. They restored my smile and in turn my confidence with the utmost care and attention. If you are in the neighborhood for a dentist, you can’t go wrong with this team

Paul Thompson (Source: Google)


When I first went to Dr. Poitras, I had a deep dislike for dentists. My past experiences were very poor. Dr. Poitras has completely changed my view of the dental experience. First the staff is amazing; I have never seen a happier bunch of people. Second, Dr. Poitras has been very honest with me and with his diagnosis. I would highly recommend him to anyone. One more thing worth noting; for all those people out there that are afraid of the needle, Dr. Poitras is so good with the needle you barely feel it. He should teach this to all those dentists out there that have no idea how to insert a needle painlessly.

Steven Arnold (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Poitras for 15 years and have always found excellent care, He is detailed, shows concern for his patients, and runs a practice which is normally on time. He is conservative in his treatment approach, and takes the time to see each patient, even if you are just in for a cleaning. His staff is professional and have been with him for years so the practice runs like a fine clock


With his wealth of experience in dentistry, commitment to continuing education, and a background in marketing, data, content creation, and management, Dr. Hakam Al-Samarrai has gained valuable expertise in a broad range of subjects within and beyond his field. Dr. Al-Samarrai has an eclectic understanding of subjects in the field of dentistry and medicine, and has helped thousands achieve optimal oral health, and works closely with patients to educate, encourage, and inspire. He brings 10+ years of skill to the table, actively volunteers in the community, and continues to pursue lifelong learning. Since graduating from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with honors in 2010, Dr. Al-Samarrai worked as an Associate Dentist throughout Texas and California, and has served as faculty staff for the USC Dentistry Division of the Skid Row Homeless Healthcare Initiative before settling into practice here. Dr. Al-Samarrai has also been honored by the UCLA Neuroscience division, UCLA TIDE Program, and the Torrance Sister City Association. Dr. Al-Samarrai has professional affiliations with the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Kois Center. Apart from his work in dentistry, Dr. Al-Samarrai has worked as an Online Marketing Manager, a Business Analyst, a Research Assistant for UCLA, and camp counselor at Pepperdine University. He has also served as Social Media Coordinator for the Tufts University Alumni, participated in charity runs, including the South Bay Children’s Hospital 5k Charity Run and USC-UCLA sponsored We Run the City charity drive for Southern California Special Olympics, along with volunteering with the California Dental Association.