I'm so thankful to have a team and people who even decide to come work with us. I don't care who the person is, every time I interview someone, my family believes I hire everybody because I love everybody. I kind of get them into the door and I trust that they're going to do the job well. I've been very, very thankful because they've changed my life as much as I've changed theirs. It's a mutual thing and I'm very thankful. It's a two way street. Some of them have been here 20 years. We just had one that retired after 20-some. I've had some for 12, 13, 14 years that are in practice with me. I'm very thankful.
I think that's another best part of the practice, that's if we can mention that really, is the people who you work with and you change their life and they change mine. We have happy times and sad times in our practice, people who left or people who passed away, but all of those is the biggest story of my life. I think the thing I take with me is the faces of the people, the patients that I saw, and the team that I really got interested me with. I mean, these guys really live here. They have other choices. There's many practices, and when they choose you, I'm very thankful for them. They're amazing people, and everybody's learning and open to learn. We try hard. I really try hard, not only do it on a professional base, definitely I like to get to know what's going on in their personal life, because if they're not happy outside, they're not going to be happy inside. I've got to keep both inside and outside happy.
Dr. Mehrdad Emami was born in Iran and moved to Oklahoma at a young age. He has since worked hard to reach his current level of success. He graduated from Cascia Hall Preparatory School in Tulsa and received his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Oral Roberts University. Mehrdad was accepted into the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry and earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery...Read More
Of course, my dad is from Iran. His culture has really been driven into his family. Myself, my sisters, we've been thoroughly grounded with the foundation that family comes first. If you would have asked me 10 years ago, "What would you think about working with your family?", I probably would have said, "No way. This would not be possible."
Then as I grew up, I got to know other dentists, I got to know many other father-son, father-daughter, mom and son, mom and daughter type practices. I've never really seen amazing things come out of it, so I've always been skeptical before I started practicing here. I was always skeptical, how are things going to work out?
Then as time went on, as my training continued and whenever I was getting ready to come to Galleria of Smiles, both my sisters, my mother and my father, of course, Dr. Emami worked at Galleria of Smiles. So I'm getting ready to enter into this voyage with my entire family, so I'm wondering, "How is this going to work?", because at home we're not always the nicest to each other, brothers and sisters. We love the heck out of each other, but it is what it is. We're brother, sisters, mom, dad and we're a family. Everyone knows kind of how those experiences play out.
But whenever I walk into these doors, whenever I walk into the office, my sisters are wonderful ladies. They've been blessed very much with their intellect, the things that they're able to do, their passion for other people, their passion for taking care of others. So whenever we're here, we are on a mission.
We are on a mission to take care of every single person who walks through these doors. And because our goals are aligned, because we've been trained as very young kids that family comes first, we've been able to implement those strategies to make sure that every person that comes in here becomes one of our family.
So many of the other team members are also concerned. They see sister, sister, brother, dad, mom. They see all of that and they're concerned, "Well am I be a part of the group?", but actually a lot of our different team members, they'll tell you they feel like they're adopted. We adopt everyone who comes in and works for us, and then we start adopting our patients.
It's really, really fun that we're able to take those family values and we're able to give them to patients and we're able to give them to patients, we're able to create more of a family atmosphere that everyone gets taken care of just like they were our own, just like they were our own brother and sister, or just like they're our own mother, father, grandmother, whatever role they may play.
But we've been blessed and it just works so well. It's a cohesion. It's perfect in every single way and I couldn't be more honored to work with my family. I've been very blessed in being able to work with my father, very, very smart man. He's on the forefront of technology, always wanting beautiful things for his patients.
His dream, his dream has always come first and I don't know if he always wanted to have his family work together. I always know he wanted the best for his family and he's worked very, very hard for us to be at the levels that we are, to take care of the people the way that we take care of other individuals. And that's his passion. His passion is other people.
I've always loved that and that's why I wanted to join Galleria of Smiles, because that core foundation that Dr. Emami has created is a beautiful one and we've been able to touch so many other people's lives. My whole family included. We're just here to take care of other people and we're blessed that we even get to see each other every single day, because I know a lot of families don't get to say that, but we get to see each other every day and we love each other and it works so well, very, very beautifully.
Dr. Justin Emami works with his father, Dr. Mehrdad Emami, at Galleria of Smiles. He feels blessed to be doing what he loves and is passionate about helping the Tulsa, OK community have better smiles and a higher level of dental health. Dr. Justin Emami attended high school in Tulsa, OK at Victory Christian High School. After he graduated, he moved on to Oral Roberts University and received...Read More