I can sit there and take somebody's condition and educate them on how I can help fix it, and find a plan that's tailored to them. And the gratification I get helping somebody get their treatment done, is amazing. The staff that I have, why they do what they do is to help people, also. Everybody has a job, they go to work, but when you get to go to work and you get to help people at the same time, and you're not just selling somebody something they don't need. You're actually helping solve a problem for them, and you see the appreciation they give you back, is priceless.
That's why I do it, for the people that we get to affect and change lives. I ended up shadowing my dentist, my lifelong dentist, and got to know all the creative things he did to help peoples' teeth improvement and their oral health. He did a lot of things like rebuilding mouths, and the detail that went into it was amazing, and I saw the difference he made in someone's life in such a short amount of time, that I felt like I wanted to do that for the rest of my life. So I got very lucky, and went for it, and I haven't looked back.
Thanks to North Oaks Dental’s team of Royal Oak, MI dentists and orthodontists, we can provide all your family’s dental needs in one place. No more filling up your calendar and driving all over town for multiple appointments!
With several doctors, we’re able to offer you extended hours, including Saturday hours. That makes it easy to see your family for same-day appointments, whether it’s for a dental emergency or a last-minute dental cleaning before an extended business trip.
The most rewarding part of being a dentist for me is making a change in somebody's condition. You come in and you're having pain, or you can't chew, or you can't eat. Honestly, I get the most reward out of the patient who comes in and says, I've had bad experiences before. I'm really scared. I can't get this done. Just through education, explain to the patient why they need what they need done, how we're going to do it, every step of the way.
Then, we finish their treatment and sit them up, and they say, wow. It's never been that simple before. And, wow, I barely felt that. That was great. Every time that happens, that's where I get the most gratification from, is seeing that I was able to help this person in a way somebody else couldn't. I'm going above and beyond, and my skills are being used well. It really is fulfilling.
Dr. Daboul really stands by North Oaks Dental’s motto, “Our family caring for yours.” His favorite part about being a dentist is connecting with his patients and tailoring treatment for each patient that will get them the results they’re looking for. He loves providing care and individual attention to very anxious and frightened patients and watching them become lifelong patients free of ...Read More
Dr. Gerald Wesley comes from a family of dentists. He and a brother are orthodontists, and another brother is a prosthodontist. His oldest son is an orthodontist, too. He became a dentist so he would have the ability to change a person’s life for the better by helping them enjoy the benefits of a beautiful smile. He excelled in dental school at the University of Detroit, serving as class ...Read More
Dr. Edward Essayan has been working in the dental field for over 30 years! He joined our team in 2010 and has been helping our patients ever since. As a child, Dr. Essayan had a lot of cavities. His own dentist left a great impression and helped Dr. Essayan decide to go into this field. Dr. Essayan earned his bachelor and doctoral degrees in dental surgery and graduated magna cum laude. He ...Read More
Dr. Fienman has been practicing dentistry since 2005 and joined the North Oaks Dental family in 2014. He loves to help his patients manage stressful dental situations so they can achieve a smile they can be proud of. Dr. Fienman received his undergraduate degree, earned his DDS, and fulfilled his general practice residency (GPR) all from the University of Michigan. He has also completed ...Read More
Dr. Karmo loves to help our patients improve their smiles! He’s been providing expert care at our Royal Oak practice since 2013 and has been a dentist since 2009. Dr. Karmo is certified in CPR and Invisalign® orthodontics and has completed continuing education in Invisalign®. When not hard at work caring for the smiles of North Oaks Dental’s many patients, he enjoys golfing and traveling. ...Read More
Dr. Joel Kerwin graduated dental school from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. He is passionate about helping patients with all of their dental needs including restorations like crowns and bridges, root canals, Invisalign, and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. Kerwin is an advocate for continued education, and he strives to keep up with the latest technology and trends in the industry. ...Read More