Derek J. Chang, DDS, FAGD
Welcome to Corpus Christi Family Dentistry’s webpage! Please use this as a tool to get to know our team, what we do, and to stay informed about your oral health.
Our Goal is to provide professional, considerate, and respectful care to exceed your expectations. We treat patients of all ages and look forward to meeting you!
Emergency Dental Care
Digital and Laser Technology
TMJ and Sleep Dentistry
Chairside Dental Assistant
Chairside Dental Assistant
MEET THE DOCTOR
“Dr. D” was born and raised in Corpus Christi. He started off at Windsor Park Elementary, attended Baker Middle School, and graduated from Marry Carroll High School in 2003. From there he went on to Texas A&M in College Station, TX where he met his beautiful wife while studying towards his bachelor degree in Biology. Dr. D 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.
Since graduating dental school he excitedly returned to Corpus Christi and worked along side Dr. Perrin in the practice he grew up in. Since Dr. Perrin’s retirement in 2011, Dr. D has been working in the same office 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. He puts a lot of value toward patient education in oral health and prevention of disease 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. D was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry receiving the FAGD designation. Less than 10% of dentists hold this designation nationwide and signifies recognition by others in the field as a leader and exemplifies the importance of quality continuing dental education. Requirements to apply for this designation include 500 continuing education hour, passing a written test, and being a member for 3 consecutive years.
Dr. D is also active in community organizations such as the Nueces Co. A&M Club, CC Tennis Association, and Rising Tide Society. 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 steering committee between 2015 and 2017.
He emphasizes compassion and dedication in order to serve his patients. Our promise is to do our best to strive towards keeping the practice philosophy of always putting the patient first.