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.
"Off the corner of Atherton and Bellflower. There is plenty of parking and site seeing! Super clean with the proper amenities for before and after you're visit. Friendly greeting staff and handsome Dentist. Beautiful and friendly hygienist. I give this place a 100%. I can't to check out their Los Alamitos location! ^_^ Seasons greetings Emigh family!"
"Simply AMAZING! I am so thankful to Mary Frances Torres for recommending Emigh Dental. They have an awesome team, and they treat you like family."
"They are so great with my kids, gentle and patient. Kindness is helpful for dental care, we love you guys & gals! xoxo"
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dr. Pat and the staff at Emigh Dental. I’ve had bad experiences in the past where dentists are not very personable and/or shame you for what you haven’t done or what you need to do. You won’t get that here. They explain everything and it’s your call in the end. I’ve needed an implant for a few years but was too scared and wanted to hang on to my loose tooth (?!) as long as I could. I finally had to face up to the procedure and started the process today. Dr. Pat extracted two teeth (my other one was loose as well), inserted the post, gave me my “flipper” and I was on my way until my follow up appointment. But...not until I cried in the chair after everything was finished telling him how GRATEFUL I was to him! He talked me through everything before he started, was not rushed, made sure I was comfortable throughout and kept everything lighthearted as well. I am so thankful I found this office - the staff truly cares about the patient experience - from the front desk to the dental chair. Thank you Dr. Pat, Karen, Jade (the best hygienist around!), Dr. Allyson, Elaine, Amy and the rest of the staff that always makes me feel as comfortable as can be when visiting a dentist! So, so grateful!!"
"I cannot say enough GREAT things about Dr. Pat and the staff at Emigh Dental. I’ve had bad experiences in the past where dentists are not very personable and/or shame you for what you haven’t done or what you need to do. You won’t get that here. They explain everything and it’s your call in the end. I’ve needed an implant for a few years but was too scared and wanted to hang on to my loose tooth (?!) as long as I could. I finally had to face up to the procedure and started the process today. Dr. Pat extracted two teeth (my other one was loose as well), inserted the post, gave me my “flipper” and I was on my way until my follow up appointment. But...not until I cried in the chair after… More"