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Corpus Christi Dentist, Derek J. Chang DDS, FAGD

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 serving you!


  • Monday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
  • Tuesday: 7:30AM – 2:30PM (with lunch hours available)
  • Wednesday: 8:00AM – 4:30PM
  • Thursday: 7:30AM – 4:30PM
  • Friday: By Appointment Only


Emergency Dental Care


Restorative Dentistry


Cosmetic Dentistry


Digital and Laser Technology


TMJ and Sleep Dentistry





Financial/Treatment Coordinator

Michelle Martinez
Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator

Chairside Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Ortiz
Dental Assistant

Dental Hygienist



“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.



A Word From Our Valued Patients

Amazing staff! Super nice and clean environment... Dr.Chang was very friendly and did a great job!
Raena-Lyn Ramirez
Raena-Lyn R.
04:19 12 Sep 19
The friendliest dentist and staff I’ve ever had. They always greet you with a smile. Welcoming staff.
Yvonne Jimenez
Yvonne J.
12:36 22 Aug 19
Very friendly staff. Dr. Explained every step of the way. i highly recommend this Dentist and staff.
Yvonne Amador
Yvonne A.
20:25 20 Aug 19
I have had LOTS of dental work over the years and have seen LOTS of dentists. When I broke a tooth this year my father recommended Dr. Chang. At my first visit I was extremely impressed by everyone on his staff. Everyone was friendly, professional and caring. I really appreciated that Dr. Chang took time to explain the options and costs for fixing my tooth, and then let me decide which worked best for me. At other dentists in Corpus Christi, I often felt they were simply trying to sell me procedures that would make them the most money. I felt Dr. Chang was sincerely concerned about what was best for me. It took two visits to fix my tooth. First visit to prep the tooth and the second visit to place the permanent crown. Both visits were virtually pain-free. He will definitely be my dentist of choice from now on. I'm so glad I found him!
Carole Moody
Carole M.
01:00 16 Aug 19
Dr. Chang and his staff are very friendly and easy to communicate with, couldn't have asked for an better/easier experience.
Matthew Bloss
Matthew B.
02:00 18 Jul 19
Clean operation, good communication, friendly staff, everything you want out of a good dentist. Very easy to recommend them!
Matthew Bloss
Matthew B.
01:56 18 Jul 19
My first two visits have been excellent. The whole staff here are fast, friendly, competent, and gentle. The office is clean and comfortable. Couldn't ask for a more painless two appointments. They got my wife and I in very quickly and the whole administrative side works seamlessly. It is obvious that Dr. Chang and his team are all extremely concerned with providing their patients with top notch dental care and customer service. Highly recommend.
Thomas Haney
Thomas H.
20:52 28 Jun 19
I'd highly recommend utilizing this office.THE ENTIRE STAFF were friendly, efficient, and showed concern. Fast affordable and extraordinary experience. . .
Amdon Castillo
Amdon C.
15:07 29 May 19
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...
Rebecca R.
Rebecca R.
05:12 22 May 19
I have HORRIBLE dental anxiety and Dr. Chang and his staff are compassionate, knowledgeable, and very professional. Best in Corpus, hands down!!!!!
Jenesis Shaw
Jenesis S.
19:46 16 May 19
I had a great experience. They had a friendly staff and they did a great job on my teeth.
Brandon Hernandez
Brandon H.
15:35 03 Apr 19
Dr. Chang is a gem. My partner was a horrific snorer, who also had surgery years ago hoping it would help. Dr. Chang told us about the dental appliance for sleep apnea and we figured why not give it a try. An at home sleep study was done first to test for the apnea. Then we scheduled an appointment for the fitting and impressions of the mouth/teeth. Next, was receiving the appliance. My boyfriend has no complaints and sleeps through the night with it. I am truly so happy the snoring is gone and I can sleep in our room again! He also checked our teeth and we got a cleaning and some fillings done. Myself on the other hand had cosmetic issues and wanted my precious front gap filled. I spoke to him and we agreed veneers were a great choice. We did the impressions of my teeth. Next was to come in and get temporaries put on, this is where he drilled and prepped the teeth. The temporaries were even pretty. Finally was the next appointment where the final pearly teeth were cemented permanently in. Dr. Chang worked hard and gave me a smile so beautiful I cried. We are so grateful and recommend him and these procedures if you have the same problems! He and his staff are personable, truly care, and want you to leave a happy patient.
Noelle Goodner
Noelle G.
19:04 29 Mar 19
Excellent experience as a first time patient. If you are new to the area and looking for a dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Chang and his staff.
Andrea Czartoryski
Andrea C.
16:05 22 Mar 19
Everybody in the office was very nice.
00:05 01 Mar 19
Great front desk service, the staffs are friendly and welcoming. You can tell they care about you and very thoughtful about all the details.Dr. Chang is very professional and thorough also.
miao yao
miao Y.
15:05 27 Jan 19
Dr. Chang is very professional and thorough. His staff is efficient and very friendly.
Paul Sicilia
Paul S.
19:23 20 Dec 18
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!
Amanda Garcia Oliva
Amanda Garcia O.
16:51 19 Nov 18
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.
They were professional and always reassured me that everything was alright. Would recommend everyone to come here.
Lawrence Phung
Lawrence P.
16:28 17 Oct 18
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!
Emily C.
Emily C.
13:23 03 Oct 18
I have been a patient of Dr. Chang for close to ten years now and I am continually impressed by how caring and professional he and his staff are every time I see them. After a discussion about the health risks associated with snoring Dr. Chang helped me through the process of completing a sleep study and getting fitted for a mouth piece. I am so happy that I did it and my wife is even happier! No more snoring and now I wake up refreshed with more energy. Thank you Dr. Chang!
John Holloway
John H.
16:08 18 Sep 18
I have been a patient of Dr. Chang for close to ten years now and I am continually impressed by how caring and professional he and his staff are every time I see them. After a discussion about the health risks associated with snoring he helped me through the process of completing a sleep study and getting fitted for a mouth piece. I am so happy that I did it and my wife is even happier! No more snoring and now I wake up refreshed with more energy. Thank you Dr. Chang!
John Holloway
John H.
15:51 18 Sep 18
⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ - Great Dentist and Staff! Thanks for meeting all of my expectations and working me in on my only day off!
Chad Peterek
Chad P.
22:39 17 Sep 18
Dr. Chang and staff are the best! My family and I have been going there for almost five years now. Not too long ago I had issues with my tongue and subsequently my jaw, and went to an urgent care clinic over the weekend and that doc had no idea how to treat it. He suggested I see my dentist or get a blood test to rule out cancer. Really? So I call on Monday and the wonderful staff squeezed me in. Dr. Chang took the time to do some research and find the problem - geographic tongue. But I had jaw problems because of it so Dr. Chang treated that as well. It was a process, but everyone in the office worked together to take care of me and follow up the next day to see how the treatment was working. I would not go anywhere else for my -or my family’s - oral health care needs.
Laura Rogers
Laura R.
18:21 24 Aug 18
I was in corpus on a business trip and suffered a freak accident when I slipped and fell on my face. I broke two front teeth. Thank God i found dr. Chang’s office. They were able to squeeze me in right away and he fixed my teeth! He was awesome and made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. His staff is also amazing! I wish I lived closer so I could have him as my regular dentist. Such a great, caring, and knowledgeable dentist!! I’m so grateful I found him and trusted him to fix my teeth. He did an amazing job!!
Stephanie B
Stephanie B
13:32 11 Aug 18
Very relaxing atmosphere & very friendly staff. I trust Dr. Chang to do the dental work that is necessary & not a bunch of procedures that are unnecessary.
Shirley Hessong
Shirley H.
20:19 21 Jul 18
My first visit to Corpus Christi Family Dentistry and very impressed with the excellent care I received. Dashia the treatment coordinator, understood my emergency and scheduled me to come in the same day I called, for evaluation and treatment of a chipped front dental porcelain crown that was cutting my tongue. Nannette the chariside dental assistant was very knowledgeable and professional as she helped me remain calm throughout my dental procedure. Dr Chang is an excellent dentist. He took his time, explained the treatment options, never made me feel rushed to make a decision and had my porcelain crown repaired within an hour. I plan to return in August for a full dental exam. I have already referred my friends and family. Thanks Dr Chang and staff.
Annie Young
Annie Y.
04:57 14 Jul 18
Dr. Chang and his staff are friendly and super knowledgeable. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Mo Dalu
Mo D.
22:21 11 Jun 18
Dr. Chang and his whole staff are extremely friendly and go above and beyond to make sure the patients are kept comfortable at all times. We love them!
Kelly Williams Cable
Kelly Williams C.
22:19 21 May 18
Always the best work and willing to get you in.
Matthew Rankin
Matthew R.
23:14 18 May 18
Dr. Chang, Elizabeth, and the rest of his staff are amazing! Always friendly and professional! I recommend them to anyone who asks!
Erica Hulse
Erica H.
22:56 06 May 18
I been going to see Dr Chang for a while I love the way he takes care of me he great you need to see what I mean I'll be his patient for a long as God let me
Ida Franco
Ida F.
21:09 09 Apr 18
Wonderful experience with the latest equipment. Dr. Chang is the best!
Nick Ferguson
Nick F.
13:33 05 Apr 18
Best Dental experience ever! Was extremely impressed with his staff, the level of attention, and great explanations of everything happening. Everyone introduces themselve and they make you feel very comfortable.
MikeSusie Vansteel
MikeSusie V.
01:53 29 Mar 18
Honest diagnostic. Won’t do something you don’t really need.
Astrid Gonzalez
Astrid G.
19:22 06 Mar 18
Dr Chang and his staff were very welcoming, accommodating me with a early schedule when a cancellation opened up. The office was very clean and the staff professional and easy going. Dr Chang was very through and explained the process clearly during the office visit, I’m very happy to find a great dental office in Corpus Christi. I left smiling
Gil Alires
Gil A.
23:11 02 Mar 18
Very friendly staff all around. I love that Dr. Chang includes TMJ and oral cancer screenings routinely. And that he is keeping up with the technical side of dental care (digital xrays, screens in exam rooms so you can follow what they are doing in your chart as they do it, etc.) He also discusses all options and is honest about what he thinks will be best, not what will cost you the most money as far as treatments. The facility is very clean. I have recommended this office to several friends and will continue to do so. I'm so happy we found them!
Tracy DeFrancesco
Tracy D.
21:17 19 Feb 18
Every six months I visit Dr. Chang and his staff for my routine cleaning and dental checkup. Everyone is extremely nice and they're always on-time with the scheduled appointment. So I never have to wait too long and my visits are almost always painless!
Travis Prater
Travis P.
14:51 02 Feb 18
Dr. Chang is very personable and has an excellent staff. Highly recommended dentist for the Corpus Christi/South Texas area!
Christopher Alan
Christopher A.
15:54 30 Jan 18
Great Dentist! His attentiveness to detail and kindness show. He helps you understand your mouth and teeth in a way that really makes you feel comfortable. Plus his assistants are very friendly and truly know what they are doing. I highly recommend Dr. Chang and his staff to anyone!!!!
Matt Boyce
Matt B.
12:44 30 Jan 18
Dr. Chang & his staff provide excellent dental care for the whole family. They are professional, kind, & compassionate toward your dental needs. I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great dental experience.
Nancy Diaz
Nancy D.
18:40 28 Jan 18
Elizabeth is a thorough and gentle hygienist and Dr Chang is kind and punctual!
Kaitlyn Le
Kaitlyn L.
22:02 27 Jan 18
Dr. Chang and his staff are amazing and knowledgeable. I️ went to him for a second opinion, best decision ever . Dr. Chang gave me options. Treatment was a success and pain free !!!
Mary Garcia Bueno
Mary Garcia B.
12:58 13 Dec 17
I just moved to Corpus Christi a year ago and searched for the dentist with the best reviews. I've seen Dr. Chang twice now, and both experiences have been excellent. Most recently, I had a cavity filled, and I was extremely worried. Dr. Chang was very patient and understanding, and most importantly, he talked me through the entire process, telling me what he was doing at each step. I haven't had any problems with my filling, and everything feels great. I highly recommend Dr. Chang!
Susan de Ghizé
Susan de G.
20:04 09 Dec 17
Dr Chang and his staff are always very friendly. I highly recommend his dentist office.
Ruben Antonio Bonilla
Ruben Antonio B.
23:49 18 Oct 17
My first dental visit at Dr. Chang's office.He did a through exam and explained everything to me.Dr. Chang noticed my airway was smaller than normal and asked if I snored,had sinus issues,and acid reflux.I answered yes to all.Dr. Chang referred me to a Sleep Clinic where I did a home sleep study test.My results showed sleep apnea.I will now be using a c pap machine when I sleep from now on.Forever grateful to Dr. Chang for discovering this health issue.I highly recommend visiting Dr. Derek Chang.He is an excellent dentist and has a wonderful office staff!
Laura Guz
Laura G.
14:00 17 Oct 17
I want people to know that this is the best possible dental team that you will find in the Corpus Christi area. I have gone through 3 dentists and worked for a fourth, and hands down, my appointments with Dr. Chang, Nanette, Michelle, etc. were the best appointments that I have ever had. I am am apprehensive patient, that was needing to undergo some things that made me anxious, and the entire plan (3 visits) went smooth and they made sure that I was as comfortable as could be. On top of that, the Front Office Staff are friendly and welcoming too. All of my experiences with this Dental Office has been superb. Make the switch over to Dr. Chang and his Team.
Jon Montgomery
Jon M.
21:09 13 Oct 17
Great dentist and team! Dental hygienists provide gentle cleaning, and Dr. Chang is courteous and carefully explains his thought process. I've come here twice for dental cleanings, and have been roomed immediately with almost no wait time. They're also honest and don't use scare tactics to get you to sign up for unnecessary procedures. As a medical professional myself, Dr. Chang comes highly recommended.
Kaitlyn Le
Kaitlyn L.
16:24 07 Aug 17
I went to Dr Chang's today for a root canal. I felt absolutely no pain during or after the procedure. Dr Chang and his staff made me feel comfortable and relaxed during the entire procedure. Here it is hours after having my root canal, and I am eating normally with no pain or swelling. Dr Chang and his staff were very professional from the minute I walked in the door, to the time I left. Can't wait to get my wife scheduled for an appointment. I will highly recommend Dr Chang to all my family, friends, and co-workers.
Mar Flores
Mar F.
01:15 11 Jul 17
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.
Brian Sims
Brian S.
17:07 01 May 17
Best dentist and staff!
Justine Tijerina
Justine T.
16:39 27 Apr 17
Always a professional staff and generally on time, which I really appreciate. Very good dentistry with up to date services.
Sharon Dickman
Sharon D.
18:37 31 Mar 17
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...
Lauri W.
Lauri W.
09:03 02 Mar 17
Great experience! Friendly staff and Dr Chang is very through
Carole Fleming
Carole F.
17:20 03 Jan 17
All of the staff was very nice. The dental assistant, Nannette, explained everything she was going to do before proceeding. Dr Chang explained everything that needed to be done in simple terms and told me what he was going to do and what to expect before proceeding to the next step. Prices were very good since I don't have insurance at the moment. Highly recommend!
Sherry Giddens Mayes
Sherry Giddens M.
15:28 28 Oct 16
I am very impressed on Dr. Derek J. Chang's dental office and his amazing staff here in Corpus! Being someone who hadn't visited the dentist in a very long time they took care of me and walked me through everything so nicely! They were all so knowledgeable and welcoming! I had a great experience. They took care of me and made a plan for my future dental visits. Thank for the outstanding work! 😀
Trisha Cruz
Trisha C.
19:00 26 Jul 16
Very Impressed! Definitely Returning!! Polite and Helpful Staff.. Made my little family feel very comfortable♡ Thank you again Elizabeth & Dr.Chang!
Had to locate a new family dentist due to change in dental plans. Dr. Chang and his staff were recommended to me by a neighbor. So happy for the referral. Met most of the staff at my first visit. This is a wonderful, friendly group of professionals. I felt very comfortable with Dr. Chang and his assistant during my visit. They took the time to answer my questions address my issues. I will definitely be coming back and even scheduled my next cleaning!
Vickie F
Vickie F
12:31 23 Mar 16
Such a great place, wonderful friendly staff! Went in 2012 and had to come back, Dr.Chan so friendly and Dashia the receptionist is the Bomb. Highly recommend😊
Christina Boyce
Christina B.
17:32 01 Feb 16
I was extremely impressed with Dr. Chang and his whole staff! Over the top in customer service and making me feel comfortable and important. His assistant Elizabeth was amazing! She was super knowledgeable and friendly the entire time! Even the billing girls upfront were so helpful and didn't make me feel silly asking about my insurance coverage 🙂 I have been to many dental offices through out the years for myself and my family and I will say hands down this office is #1.
Samantha Kay Luna
Samantha Kay L.
15:41 29 Jan 16
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!
Mallory Gabro
Mallory G.
14:50 15 Oct 15
I went to see Dr.Chang last week, and I was 110% satisfied. Everyone was extremely nice, professional and knowledgable. They make you feel right at home! Great customer service is extremely hard to come by in Corpus Christi so when you find it, you brag about it! Go see Dr. Chang, I promise you'll get amazing service! Thanks!
Jessi Prochazka
Jessi P.
14:07 30 Sep 15
Great staff and great service. Very professional and friendly.
Jason Early
Jason E.
17:33 12 Aug 15
Dr. Chang was excellent! He was able to squeeze me in for an appointment when I was having pain with my gum tissue. He was thorough, understanding and patient. I am happy to call him my dentist!
Rebecca Dueitt
Rebecca D.
15:56 12 Aug 15
I have to say, I've always been a little terrified about visiting the dentist, but visiting Dr. Chang's Dental office has really put me at ease! At my first appointment today, I was blown away with the kind, knowledgeable, and overwhelmingly sincere staff! The dental assistant immediately made me feel comfortable and the dental work I had done by Dr. Chang not only looks great, but was done so skillfully that I am no longer having sensitivity when I bite. If I could have given Dr. Chang's Family Dentistry more stars, I definitely would have!!
Teresa Arredondo Walker
Teresa Arredondo W.
17:59 23 Jul 15
I really enjoyed my 1st visit .. Dr Chang & his staff were very personable and he has a beautiful bedside manner . I recommend him highly
Lynda R Bloodsworth
Lynda R B.
02:34 30 Apr 15
The service was great! Everyone was welcoming and very knowledgeable.Derek Chang and staff do a great job of combining comfort and friendliness with cutting edge dental technology. Very impressed!
Aimée Almaraz
Aimée A.
21:39 14 May 14
Professional and friendly staff, just the way it's supposed to be!!
Yoli Cruz
Yoli C.
04:37 13 May 14
The staff at Dr. Chang's office were exceptionally courteous yet professional. Dr. Chang took the time to sit with me and go over options that suited my needs. He didn't just rush in and select any procedure he thought I should have. He made recommendations but also understood my financial situation so he was able to help me come up with a temporary solution. When I went back for the final procedure I was a pleased with my results. Thank you Dr. Chang
Monica Sauceda
Monica S.
18:18 12 May 14
I just had my teeth whitened for the first time ever and Dr. Chang did an amazing job! I noticed a big difference as soon as the treatment was completed. It was quick and easy. I'll be sure to go back for another treatment in the near future and I would highly recommend for everyone to take advantage of this great service that Dr. Chang provides.
Ruben Bonilla
Ruben B.
15:49 19 Feb 13
I have been a patient of Dr. Chang over a year. A friend of mine had recommended him. He is a great dentist and doesn't just look at you as another patient; he likes to know his patients. He has gone out of his way to make sure that I was always comfortable during my visits. I have never had to spend hours in the waiting room like I have had too with other dental visits. Dr. Chang does an amazing job when analyzing x-rays and visually checking my teeth. His assistants are very friendly and professional too. Dr. Chang will continue to be my preferred dentist of the of the Corpus Christi bay area!
Brady Hodenfield
Brady H.
03:55 04 Oct 12
Excellent experience at Derek Chang Family Dentistry. Needed a regular cleaning and had a chipped tooth that needed to be fixed. Was greeted by friendly staff, and promptly taken to the exam room with almost no waiting time. X-rays were processed digitally and available for me to see instantly. After these were taken, Dr. Chang sat down with me and explained how my teeth were and what work needed to be done. The cleaning was fast and painless, and the work on my chipped tooth was flawless. The color and shape matched perfectly, and the tooth actually looked better than BEFORE I had chipped it. I would highly recommend this dentistry practice to anyone in the Coastal Bend area.
Ajay Zachariah
Ajay Z.
17:28 31 May 12
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 them 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!


4758 McArdle Rd. Suite 204
Corpus Christi, TX 78411