Derek J Chang DDS, Caring Corpus Christi Family Dentist
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OUR DENTAL SERVICES
Emergency Dental Care
Advanced Digital Imaging & Laser Dentistry
TMJ and Sleep Dentistry
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Chairside Dental Assistant
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“Dr. D” was born and raised in Corpus Christi, TX. He attended Windsor Park Elementary, Baker Middle School, and graduated from Marry Carroll High School in 2003.
From there he attended Texas A&M in College Station, TX, where he met his beautiful wife, Katherine, while studying for his bachelor’s degree in Biology.
Dr. D is a 2011 graduate of Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, TX. While in dental school, Dr. D was named to the Baylor College of Dentistry Dean’s Honor List and was involved with numerous organizations and served in several officer positions.
Since graduating from dental school, he excitedly returned to Corpus Christi, TX, where he worked alongside Dr. Perrin in the dental practice where he grew up in.
Dr. D has made every effort to design state-of-the-art dental practice bringing his energy and enthusiasm into the practice to improve your oral health care. Dr. D places values educating patients on the value of oral health, prevention of disease and tooth decay.
Dr. Chang is active locally in the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Corpus Christi Dental Study Club. While remaining active with these societies, Dr. D also has the opportunity to pursue continuing education and professional development.
He is a Leadership Corpus Christi class graduate, and in 2012 he was the recipient of the Corpus Christi 40 Under 40 Award for which he served on the steering committee between 2015 and 2017.
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 hours, passing a written test, and being a member for 3 consecutive years.
He emphasizes compassion and dedication to serve his patients. Our promise is to do our best to serve you and to keep the practice philosophy of always putting, you, the patient first.
When he is not at the office, Dr. Chang enjoys spending time with his wife, Katherine, and two children Emma and Andrew. He enjoys outdoor activities and an array of sports.
A Word From Our Valued Patients
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.
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.
Thank you Dr. Chang!
Derek Chang and staff do a great job of combining comfort and friendliness with cutting edge dental technology. Very impressed!