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Corpus Christi Dentist, Derek J Chang DDS Family Dentistry

Find out more about our Corpus Christi dental office, what we do, and keep up to date on your oral health. Our goal is to exceed your expectations by providing professional, considerate, and respectful dental care. Check out our glowing patient reviews. We serve patients of all ages and look forward to serving you.


(361) 273-1771


4758 McArdle Rd. Suite 204
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Office Hours

Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Friday: By Appointment Only
(Lunch hours available for M T Th)


Emergency Dental Care


Restorative Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry

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Advanced Digital Imaging & Laser Dentistry

Digital Imaging Laser Dentistry

TMJ and Sleep Dentistry

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Dashia Brown
Financial/Treatment Coordinator

Lacey Coleman
Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator

Elizabeth Cruz
Dental Hygienist

Lindsey Gutierrez
Dental Hygienist

Amanda Rodriguez
Dental Hygienist

Bianca Apsrilla
Dental Assistant

Anevay Mckenzie
Dental Assistant

Madalyn Chavez
Dental Assistant

Corpus Christi Dentist Reviews

Derek J. Chang, DDS, Family Dentistry
Based on 191 reviews
Lucas R.
Very courteous staff and very knowledgeable doctor. Very prompt service. I can understand why the high ratings. Lucas
Irene H.
Friendly staff and dentist, thorough and efficient experience.
Joshua C.
I was referred by a friend- loved overall experience! Which I have never said about a dentist. Their scheduling and front desk staff was ideal. Professional and timely and not pushy.Dr Chang and his team were prompt , friendly and genuine.I had 2 fillings replaced , 1 new one put in and a cleaning . Prices were fair and I will certainly be keeping them as my personal and family’s Dentist 🦷
Mirissa F.
I was so nervous to go in as dentist visits arn't normally fun, but they made my experience so easy and they all were so nice ! Dr.Chang was so incredibly kind. I 100% recommend this place and very affordable.
Chris S.
Like most, I’ve never been a fan of the dentist. However Dr. Chang and his team were fantastic and made the experience quite enjoyable. Beautiful facility, comfortable waiting room (although I didn’t have to wait much at all) top of the line equipment, and an extremely nice staff. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.
Chris S.
Like most, I’ve never been a fan of the dentist. However Dr. Chang and his team were fantastic and made the experience quite enjoyable. Beautiful facility, comfortable waiting room (although I didn’t have to wait much at all) top of the line equipment, and an extremely nice staff. 10/10 would recommend to anyone.
Victoria F.
Just had my first visit, and everyone was so nice! I was such a baby, but They were understanding, kind, and made sure constantly that I was ok. Very nice staff.
Janet V.
Dr. Chang and his friendly staff were warm and made me feel comfortable. I felt no pain which is always a big plus and he explained his every move which puts you at ease. I felt that I was receiving the best care possible. My experience was positive and highly recommend Dr Chang for dentistry.
Shirin D.
Best dentist I could ask for! Dental hygienist is a perfectionist especially. Other ones I had in the past were in a rush. Also, the other dentist I went to was pushy upselling sealants and floride. Glad to have found a quality place that accepts our insurance.
Mary S.
I was so relieved when Dr Chang was able to replace my retainer/mouth guard and even more so when he didn't have to take impressions. His staff was able to scan my teeth and walked me through what to expect step by step. When my retainer/mouth guard came in, they fit great and were better quality than the ones I'd previously gotten from the orthodontist. His staff is friendly and professional, I highly recommend Derek Chang DDS for your dental needs!
Stephanie S
THE FRIENDLIEST staff I have ever been around. I've been terrified of the dentist since I was a child. They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and calm. Dr. Chang was so kind and gentle and explained everything clearly. I've never seen any of them without a smile and EVERYONE speaks to you when you pass them in the hall. It's sad to say that this is a rare occurrence these days. I recommend them to everyone I know. Totally worth your time and money.
Garner B.
Phenomenal customer service with a friendly and educated staff!
Bekka M.
I was highly recommended to Dr. Chang.I was very impressed with his office and high tech equipment. Dr. Chang has a light touch and was very attentive to my dental concerns. Dr. Chang & his staff gave me back a Beautiful Smile!!I highly recommend his office.Staff is pleasant to work with & very friendly!!I ♥️ my 🦷 🦷🦷!!
Hector Canales J.
I'm so pleased in my decision to choose Dr. Chang DDS, already have been back 2 other times for more work. They are so friendly and make you feel very comfortable! All the equipment is new and up to date so no dealing with uncomfortable, outdated practices. 10 out of 10 I highly recommend!
Michelle G.
Staff very friendly, very easy process and Dr. Chang was great!
Sonja R.
Alyssa what is amazing and Dr. triangles on version three took me in the same day and remove my tooth for the pain to stop
Brenda A.
Love Dr. Chang and his entire staff.Everyone is always so professional, friendly and kind from the moment I walk in to the moment I leave.Last week I caught myself dozing off in the chair ha Dr. Chang has such a light hand.. If you choose this office for your dental needs you won't be disappointed.
Becky G.
Dr. Chang and his whole staff were so welcoming and calmed my nerves the second I walked in the door! I’m so happy to have found them!
Mike B.
Best Dentist in town!!
Colin S.
Everything went very smoothlyStaff and Dr. personable
Stxgirl C.
Friendly staff and the dentist is highly involved in the care of your teeth and health.
Andrea B.
Exceptional dentist & great team! Thank you!
christi P.
Wonderful staff, Dr. Chang is fantastic and his bed side manner is so calming. I definitely recommend!
Shashi S.
I needed to see a dentist right away as my tooth had been hurting since a week during our vacation. Dr. Chang sqeezed me in his busy schedule because I needed the dental care right away. He took care of the immediate need and explained the long term treatment plan that I will follow. I am very happy with Dr. Chang and his staff.
Morgan A.
Never had a dentist ask me how I’ve slept before! Very kind and considerate.
Aimee K.
Everyone is so nice and seem like they care. I was nervous and in pain, the staff and dentist made sure I was comfortable and in least amount of pain as possible. I highly recommend Dr. Chang and his staff! I never write reviews but felt like the experience was that wonderful! Thank you.
Glam D.
Dr. Chang was very professional and knowledgeable about what he was doing. The staffs were friendly and welcoming, this is the place for all your dental needs and inquiries. You won't regret it!
Roy C.
Absolutely loved this place. was looking for a new Dentist due to moving and found Dr. Chang. Felt welcomed as soon as I walked through front door. Dr. Chang and his staff explained everything thoroughly and set my mind at ease. Thank you.
Greg S.
This was my second visit to have some work done, Dr. Chang is amazing as well as his staff. My experience was pain free and his office and equipment is state of the art. Highly recommend
Erika J.
Very friendly staff all were very helpful with everything I had done!!
Rebecca P.
I know that most people tend to overexaggerate about positive or negative reviews, especially about dental offices, but I can’t stress enough how much I love this office. I, personally, have been through the ringer for dental work in my life and I fell in love with this office so much that Dr. Chang might be the only place I’ll ever go to or recommend.
Kendrick M.
All the staff were great! Very friendly, and professional. Wait time was excellent. Dr. Chang was attentive and listened to me and my wife's concerns. Everybody seemed calm, and to be enjoying their work, and working as a team. Great job yall!
Grace D
Dr.Chang and his staff are professional and so friendly. Thank you !
Summer T.
Dr. Chang and his staff are an awesome bunch! My whole family goes here, even though we have some difficult dental issues, We are always treated with dignity and respect. My elderly parents went here as well, and I watched the staff go out of their way to accommodate my father when he was visibly grumpy about not understanding the billing process, even lowering the bill a bit since he ended up paying out of pocket. Also, The Dental Trch Elizabeth gave my husband one of the most painless cleanings, which is hard to do for him as he has very sensitive gums.Quality service, highly recommend!
Alice Lee L.
Dr. Chang and his staff has provided me with excellent service. Much thanks.
Wilhelmina Y.
If I could give 20 stars to Dr Chang and his staff, I would! They go above and beyond to make you feel comfortable! I'm an anxious patient but they are so wonderfully sweet and patient that I was much more calm in a matter of minutes!! I will always recommend this awesome doctor and his equally awesome staff to anyone needing dental care!
Rae A.
I was blessed to have my tooth repaired by dr Chang my son assured me He was the best and took good care of him before and he assured me He was the best! . He was right he’s most kind professional best dentist I ever saw or went to and I’m 73 just sayin I also was impressed with the entire staff very sweet Christian group I feel blessed to have dr Chang as my dentist I also here he’s an Aggie 🎶👌just sayin my neighbors Amy snd Todd told me thay see him to and we’re actually close friends , it’s a small world isn’t it sometimes. Amy agreed He’s the BEST ! Courpus Christi is blessed to have! Dr Chang is very honest also he won’t tell you you need things you don’t need he will work with you to solve your problem. He was so so kind and helped me greatly . I am so thankful beyond measure my son took me , you can trust he will give you an honest Evaluation and work with you to fix the problems if ya need a Dentist please. Call them you’ll be glad you did . The office is impeccably clean latest Eqipmemt and a awesome bunch of employees to service you I’m just sayin I believe in giving credit ware and when it’s due and that’s why I can’t imagine ever going to a dentist other than Dr Chang now . He’s awesome and # 1 in my books God bless him and staff
Shirley C.
Saw me the next day after calling and got me out of pain. Him and his staff where kind and very welcoming.
Phoinix R.
Dr. Chang and his staff are top notch professionals and super friendly. Highly recommended!
CarolineAnthony S.
Dr Chang was very thorough and professional. His staff was very warm and friendly. My family and I highly recommend this practice for all your dental needs.
Justin L.
I've been going to Dr. Chang for several years now, he's the best. Very professional and knowledgeable and he works in a way that is gentle and really minimizes the pain. I'd recommend him to anyone!
Justin L.
I've been going to Dr. Chang for several years now, he's the best. Very professional and knowledgeable and he works in a way that is gentle and really...
Cassie R.
Dr. Chang, his dental hygienists, and office staff are all WONDERFUL. I was able to schedule a (very) last minute appointment due to a cancellation, and was unable to find childcare for my toddler on such late notice. They reassured me it would be fine for me to bring her and they’d help out! They were all so wonderful and the front office stepped in to help when me daughter got upset while they took my xrays. They did a wonderful, thorough job cleaning my teeth and I can’t wait to take my daughter back there for her first dental appointment one day soon! I would recommend this dental practice to anyone!
Evan S.
Awesome, had a chipped tooth and a cavity, and needed a cleaning. All were taken care of in my first visit, I would highly recommend the staff and Dr. Chang.
Carol D.
Excellent, professional service in a comfortable and friendly environment!
Jane G.
Dr. Chang and his team are awesome. Would recommend for Family Dentistry.
Jonathan M.
Very friendly and kind thank y'all
Christy Baldwin W.
Dr Chang and his staff are amazing! Thank you for always taking care of our needs! You will aways be highly recommended from our family.
Antonio R.
My visit was awesome, they started the procedure within 5 minutes of my arrival, Dr was on time and very prompt 😀
Courtney V.
Dr and assistants were great. Was in and out in no time and he fixed my issue in a jiffy!
Shirley L.
OMG. I called their number Sunday evening, Monday morning I had an antibiotic script waiting for me at the pharmacy.

My tooth needed to come out now, I could not eat or sleep. Dr Chang took me at 7:30 in morning on Tuesday which I asked for.

Dr. Chang has an excellent bedside manner; explains everything to you and is Very Caring through the whole procedure. He is the BEST. I will never go anywhere else, because when you get the best, there is no other place to go.

Everyone of his Staff I came into contact with is so friendly, pleasant and professional. I could not ask for better.

Dr. Chang’s practice, meaning everyone involved with it are the GREATEST and I love them all for taking such great care of me.

Susan J.
No more pain! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!
Rita G.
Hi highly recommend Dr. Chang and his staff! I had to get a root canal done at 6 months pregnant yesterday with nothing to put me under for obvious reasons! He was super gentle! Root canal was done at 12 and by 5:30 I was able to eat again and pain free ! Thank you again Dr Chang, you made my day!
Bill B.
Delighted to find this Friendly, professional, thorough doctor and staff. Office is spotless and equipment is state of the art.
Keely M.
I got my first cavity at 35 years old, and I was dreaded getting it fixed. Palms sweating and shaking lol, the whole lot. I was super nervous! I had absolutely nothing to worry about though. They made sure I was absolutely comfortable, and the whole procedure was done before I knew it, yay! I highly recommend Dr Chang and his hygienist team. They are all very professional and kind. Not to mention, even at my normal cleaning appointments with them, I've never had to wait more than 5 minutes to be let back. The fact that the patients are scheduled smartly, is certainly appreciated. We're all so busy now days :). Thank y'all again
Matt H.
Very friendly folks. Fast & painless cleaning. I felt very safe in this time of COVID. I highly recommend Dr. Chang!
Selina M.
Everyone at Dr. Chang’s office is very kind and helpful. Every time I’ve been there all steps are explicitly explained before hand. I appreciate the text remind features and cleanliness of the new office. Thanks to everybody for making dental visits carefree!!
Rick M.
Thank you to Dr. Chang for seeing in within an hour of my phone call. I was in pain and his office accepted me as a new patient no questions asked, same day appointment and relieved my pain within literally minutes. Needless to say this is my new go to dentist. I can smile again, pain free!
Lexi C.
Everyone at Dr. Chang’s office is delightful! They have great communication and are always very timely with appts. I can’t imagine going anywhere else.
Mary P.
Great Dentist... explained everything he was going to do ahead of time..
I don’t remember the Assistants name as I was so nervous, but she is an awesome assistant..
I have absolutely no complaints and highly recommend him.
My son is a Dentist out of state... due to the Virus situation it was better to have my Dental needs taken care of here.
Dr Chang conferred with my son about my dental needs and they agreed on the procedure required.
I am confident enough with Dr Chang that I will continue going to him and not do all the traveling.
Might I mention I am 81 years old and my husband is 86 years old and both of us have most of our teeth.
Brent B.
Great staff all very professionally and nice clean place of business. Update equipment.
Gail R.
Need a dentist ? He is great!
Mike D.
Great staff, Dr. Chang was excellent! I'm fairly new to the area and was in need of a local dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Chang!
Rob S.
staff was very friendly, professional, and prompt. would recommend
Jennifer Dayrit N.
Dr. Chang and his staff are amazing. By far the best service, we as a family have received by his great staff. Dr. Chang is patient and has awesome bed side manners. He asks questions and does not rush through. Dental hygienist are knowledgeable and gentle. Front office staff are nice and courteous. Definitely going to continue seeing Dr. Chang and his staff.
Lance S.
Had to find a new dentist because my companies new insurance did not cover my old dentist. Of course, I put it off until I had a 5 alarm emergency at 3 am...
Yvonne Hinojosa J.
The friendliest dentist and staff I’ve ever had. They always greet you with a smile. Welcoming staff.
Matthew B.
Clean operation, good communication, friendly staff, everything you want out of a good dentist. Very easy to recommend them!
Rebecca R.
Dr. Chang and his staff did everything right. I have personally been through a ton of dental work. I've been put under anesthesia twice for oral work, I've...
Jenesis B.
I have HORRIBLE dental anxiety and Dr. Chang and his staff are compassionate, knowledgeable, and very professional. Best in Corpus, hands down!!!!!
Amanda Garcia O.
Dr Chang and his staff are amazing!! Very friendly and always make sure their patients feel welcome. We trust Dr. Chang with all our dental needs, our experiences have always been great!
Rick Jeannette Ortiz M.
Great staff. Always treated with respect. Dr. Chang is a wonderful dentist and wonderful with my children. Never have to wait long. Great experience all around.
Emily C.
Love love love! I had not been to the dentist in over two years and even if my teeth looked like hell Dr. Chang didn't make me feel like they did!
Lauri W.
I had to see Dr. Chang because I'm on an extended trip to visit my mother in South Texas. I had a nagging toothache and hoped he could fix it. Not only did...
Dr Chang and the staff were extremely professional and courteous. My dental hygienist Elizabeth was awesome! Most dental offices rush through the exam, but Dr Chang and Elizabeth did a comprehensive exam, cleaning, and education. I felt comfortable from start to finish. I would highly recommend you give this dental office a try.
I would highly recommend Dr. Chang and his staff because they are very professional and educational. I have been going to Dr. Chang for over a year now and he has helped me keep my dental hygiene in perfect condition.
Friendly and professional staff. Dr. Chang explains the x-rays to you and helps you to understand what steps can be taken. He also goes out of his way to make you feel comfortable during procedures. I highly recommend him. Thanks Dr. Chang's office!


Dr. Chang was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He started at Windsor Park Elementary, attended Baker Middle School, and graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 2003.

From there, he went on to Texas A&M College Station, where he met his beautiful wife while studying for his bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Chang is a 2011 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX, where he was involved with many organizations and served in several different officer positions.

He was also named to the Baylor College of Dentistry Dean’s Honor List in 2011.

After finishing dental school, Dr. D excitedly returned to Corpus Christi to serve the community he grew up in.

Dr. Chang prides himself on treating patients with respect and care. He has made every effort to create a state-of-the-art dental practice, bringing energy and enthusiasm into your oral health care.

Dr. Chang puts a lot of value on patient education in oral health, disease prevention, and tooth decay. Dr. Chang is active in the local component of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Corpus Christi Dental Study Club. In staying active with these societies, Dr. D has the opportunity to pursue continuing education and professional development.

In 2017, Dr. Chang was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, receiving the FAGD designation. Fewer than 10% of dentists hold this designation nationwide, which signifies recognition as a leader by colleagues and exemplifies the importance of quality continuing dental education.

Requirements to apply for this designation include 500 continuing education hours, passing a written test, and being a member for three consecutive years.

Dr. Chang is also active in community organizations. He is a Leadership Corpus Christi class of 42 graduate and 2012 recipient of the Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 award and served on the organization’s steering committee between 2015 and 2017. He is currently a Buc Days commissioner.

He emphasizes compassion and dedication to serving his patients. As an office, we promise to keep the practice philosophy of always putting the patient first.

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