Remember to always do what you love, and if you love what you do, work hard at it. Always keep learning.
As a part of our series about business leaders who are shaking things up in their industry, I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Casey Lau.
Casey Lau owns and operates Mid-Valley Dental Care in the San Fernando Valley near Los Angeles with his dental partner and brother. He has been practicing all aspects of dentistry including cosmetics, orthodontics, and implant dentistry for over 19 years. Casey always wanted to help increase sustainability in dentistry but wasn’t sure how to proceed since single-use equipment is highly preferred for sanitation reasons. When his wife, Belinda Lau, approached him with the idea for ELIMS, an environmentally conscious oral care company, he knew it was the future. Casey earned both a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of California, Los Angeles. He believes in a student-for-life mentality and is constantly seeking out additional classes and opportunities to expand and hone his dental skills. Casey is a proud father of three young boys and enjoys traveling, snowboarding, and personal fitness in his free time.
Thank you so much for doing this with us! Before we dig in, our readers would like to get to know you a bit more. Can you tell us a bit about your “backstory”? What led you to this particular career path?
I think I have always been drawn to healthcare and helping people but you really have to be introduced to the field of dentistry. I grew up with an engineer father and a school principal mother. My dad’s side of the family is filled with art. My grandmother and grandfather used to run a pretty successful art school in Hong Kong. My much older brother went into dentistry and really influenced me in my decision to choose dentistry. I don’t think I would have found it if it wasn’t for my brother, but I like to say I chose dentistry despite my brother. He and I practice together in Northridge, California, which is a suburb of Los Angeles. It really is a great field. I love the idea of working with your hands and I love the…