Meet Dr. Pat
Dr. Pat Emigh is a Cosmetic and General Dentist with over 12 years of experience, who performs a wide variety of dental procedures, including conscious sedation dentistry, at Emigh Dental Care in Long Beach, CA. Although he started his early dental career in Long Beach, Dr. Pat also serves patients at Beachwood Dental in Los Alamitos, CA, alongside his brother, Dr. Todd Emigh. Dr. Pat is extremely dedicated and committed to serving his patients as he travels back and forth from Long Beach to Los Alamitos on a weekly basis. Helping people achieve a gorgeous smile and positive oral health for a happier, healthier life is a great reward for him.
Skills & Expertise
Dr. Pat has over 12 years of experience in dentistry and has significant training in performing both surgical and nonsurgical procedures. His services include composite fillings, porcelain veneers, restoration of dental implants, simple tooth extraction and more. Many men and women visit Dr. Pat to undergo treatment for cavities, chipped teeth, gingivitis, tooth decay, tooth loss, and severe toothaches. Dr. Pat also works diligently to take the fear and anxiety out of dentistry for patients who visit his office, which is why he also offers sedation dentistry to safely perform advanced dental treatments with minimal pain for his patients.
Education & Training
Dr. Pat received his undergraduate degree in business administration at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX. From there, he returned to California to study Organic Chemistry and Physics at Long Beach City College. After he concluded his studies at LBCC, Dr. Pat went onto attend Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC where he received his doctorate in dental surgery. In addition to his DDS degree, he served and completed a fellowship at the Midwest Implant Institute. Later, he also acquired certification in conscious sedation dentistry and dental implants.
Dr. Pat is an Executive Board Member for the Harbor Dental Society that works to promote excellence and support to its members and high-end dental care to the L.A. community. He is also a professional member of the California Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentists. These dental societies are dedicated to not only enhancing the lives of its members, but also the lives and oral health care of patients across the country.
Although Dr. Pat had a great passion for dentistry at an early age and thoroughly enjoys helping others achieve oral health, his primary love is his family. Anytime he is out of the office, he is spending quality time with his family. In addition, he serves as a member of the United States Medical Soccer Team, and Dr. Pat looks forward to his time spent playing competitive soccer games. He also volunteers for the American Youth Soccer Association as a Coach and Team Coordinator.
"A co-worker recommended Emigh Dental Care and she has been going to them for a while; her smile is pretty awesome too. But since my first visit, I can't imagine trusting anyone else to upkeep my smile.I've been going to Emigh Dental Care for a while now. Truthfully, I can't remember when I started going to them because it feels like forever. Not only is it a family run dentistry but they also treat you like family which is probably why I may have lost track of time. Everyone in the office always has a smile on their face and they always greet you when you walk through the door. I enjoy that they can pull up your last visit or your first visit when they are trying to track the progress of your cleanings and sorts. Unfortunately, I have gotten a scolding for not following instructions (well deserved since it was my fault for not listening) but I know when that happens, they care. I had a deep cleaning where I needed a shot or two and I let me tell you, it wasn't as horrible as some people make it out to be. It's not horrible at all but that's my opinion. In all, I would recommend this office to all of my friends especially those who fear the dentist."
"Best dentist in the world. I'm a Oregon ducks fan but a USC dentist is for me. Never liked the dentist until I met this family of dentist. Staff is amazing and they really care about the patients. Every time Ive been I see nothing but happy people come in and leave. I fly all the way from Chicago to the best dentist in the world. Thankful for everything they have helped me with. I love my new smile and I'll be back soon for sure. Emigh family rules"
"The whole family goes to Emigh dental. The kids used to go to a pediatric dentist and always has anxiety about getting any work done. Now that Dr. Pat sees the kids, they have no problems getting work done. We love all the staff and enjoy all the personal touches you get at Emigh Dental"
"I have been going to this dentist for nearly 38 years, and I enjoy seeing them! Yesterday I had to get prepped for my first crown, and for the the first time ever, I was a bit nervous. Pat and his crew were very comforting and got the job done with no pain at all! I then was lucky enough to get into a root canal specialist that Dr Emigh recommended, and again was very nervous. They did the root canal without pain and I was expecting to have some sort of discomfort today from all the work that was done. I surprisingly woke up with very very little soreness! Nothing an Aleave couldn't handle! I hope I don't need to have anymore in the future, but if I do, I know what to expect! Excellent job to the Emigh crew!"
"Emigh (it sounds like "Amy" to me) Dental Care has all these people named Dr. Emigh that they go by their first names, so I saw Dr. Todd. My referral came from a really happy (picky, finicky, complainy) friend. When I set up the appointment and was asked "when were you last at the dentist?", I went ahead and answered with a shameful "I dunno" and thought they would have a good excuse to need deep cleaning or other expensive procedures. Not at all! I got my teeth cleaned and my new toothbrush and booked a 6 month appointment. The office is fantastic, the staff are professionals and friendly, I felt very taken care of. I won't avoid the dentist anymore."