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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

Michelle Martinez
Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator

Elizabeth Cruz
Dental Hygienist

Lizbett Vest
Dental Hygienist

Bianca Estrada
Dental Assistant

Marian Mapue
Dental Assistant

Alyssa Zarate
Dental Assistant

Corpus Christi Dentist Reviews

I’ve shadowed many dentists and worked along side a few as well, but Dr. Chang was by far the most helpful of them all! He even took time out of his busy schedule to break out his anatomy book for reference to my educational experience. His patience and kindness to his patients to make them feel comfortable shouldn’t go unnoticed. I highly recommend all of my Corpus Christi friends to seek their dental services with his office, especially if you’ve always been fearful. His entire staff will make you feel like family 🙏🏻🦷😊
Tyler Michelle H.
00:35 24 Mar 23
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
Sonja R.
20:48 06 Feb 23
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.
Brenda A.
16:08 24 Jan 23
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!
Becky G.
21:41 19 Jan 23
Best Dentist in town!!
Mike B.
20:21 06 Jan 23
Everything went very smoothlyStaff and Dr. personable
Colin S.
17:17 20 Dec 22
Friendly staff and the dentist is highly involved in the care of your teeth and health.
Stxgirl C.
23:52 16 Nov 22
Exceptional dentist & great team! Thank you!
Andrea B.
19:00 07 Nov 22
Wonderful staff, Dr. Chang is fantastic and his bed side manner is so calming. I definitely recommend!
christi P.
23:49 17 Oct 22
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.
Shashi S.
18:53 12 Oct 22
Never had a dentist ask me how I’ve slept before! Very kind and considerate.
Morgan A.
15:19 21 Sep 22
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.
Aimee K.
17:36 27 Jul 22
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!
Glam D.
22:18 12 May 22
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.
Roy C.
18:41 12 May 22
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
Greg S.
13:26 14 Mar 22
Very friendly staff all were very helpful with everything I had done!!
Erika J.
15:53 02 Mar 22
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.
Rebecca P.
17:26 27 Jan 22
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!
Kendrick M.
03:10 18 Jan 22
Dr.Chang and his staff are professional and so friendly. Thank you !
Grace D
17:42 22 Nov 21
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!
Summer T.
13:23 03 Nov 21
Dr. Chang and his staff has provided me with excellent service. Much thanks.
Alice Lee L.
20:53 05 Oct 21
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!
Wilhelmina Y.
14:01 05 Oct 21
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
Rae A.
19:56 23 Sep 21
Saw me the next day after calling and got me out of pain. Him and his staff where kind and very welcoming.
Shirley C.
15:28 13 Sep 21
Dr. Chang and his staff are top notch professionals and super friendly. Highly recommended!
Phoinix R.
19:26 24 Aug 21
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.
CarolineAnthony S.
19:28 19 Aug 21
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.
15:46 03 Jul 21
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...
Justin L.
08:43 03 Jul 21
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!
Cassie R.
18:14 24 Jun 21
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.
Evan S.
04:29 24 Jun 21
Excellent, professional service in a comfortable and friendly environment!
Carol D.
01:51 21 Jun 21
Dr. Chang and his team are awesome. Would recommend for Family Dentistry.
Jane G.
18:47 14 Jun 21
Very friendly and kind thank y'all
Jonathan M.
14:31 20 May 21
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.
Christy Baldwin W.
17:15 10 May 21
My visit was awesome, they started the procedure within 5 minutes of my arrival, Dr was on time and very prompt 😀
Antonio R.
16:56 10 May 21
Dr and assistants were great. Was in and out in no time and he fixed my issue in a jiffy!
Courtney V.
17:35 12 Apr 21
Fantastic service. Very professional and thorough. Dr. Chang and staff truly made my first visit very comfortable, hassle-free & convenient. I highly recommend anyone who’s looking for an amazing dental service to visit Dr. Chang’s dental practice.
Marissa B.
17:33 12 Apr 21
Dr Derek Chang and his staff are always super professional. They put you at total ease. I would highly recommend Dr Chang to anyone!
Brandon J.
15:08 30 Mar 21
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.

Shirley L.
14:29 30 Mar 21
No more pain! Thank you Dr. Chang!!!
Susan J.
23:15 10 Mar 21
He is highly recommend!!!
Tiffany W.
19:14 09 Mar 21
Dr. Chang was excellent, as always. I'm private pay bc I believe he has the expertise needed to correctly manage my needs. Great doc, great staff, minimal wait, great facility. What's not to like?
nancy R.
18:27 05 Mar 21
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!
Rita G.
18:41 26 Jan 21
best dentist! every visit has been outstanding these past 3 years, super clean office and extremely friendly staff as well as Dr. Chang, I highly recommend, unfortunately they don't my insurance anymore for this new year
Jordan P.
19:18 21 Jan 21
Delighted to find this Friendly, professional, thorough doctor and staff. Office is spotless and equipment is state of the art.
Bill B.
15:03 21 Jan 21
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
Keely M.
21:52 19 Jan 21
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
Keely M.
18:44 19 Jan 21
I would definitely recommend Dr. Chang and his staff.
Kent K.
23:47 18 Jan 21
I normally don’t leave reviews but when I am taken aback I feel it’s my job to acknowledge hard work and dedication. I was referred by a friend.Dr. Derek Chang’s office and practice is the absolute best!!! His Reception area has the best Customer service!! His assistants are also great! Dr. Chang has the best bedside manner, professionalism, knowledge and passion for his work. I send my family there and I will go there again and again!!!
Angela A.
20:24 14 Jan 21
Very professional
ruben V.
22:41 10 Dec 20
Very professional and friendly atmosphere, new building, I highly recommend this place for your next dental 🦷 visit
Cash D.
23:42 04 Dec 20
Very friendly folks. Fast & painless cleaning. I felt very safe in this time of COVID. I highly recommend Dr. Chang!
Matt H.
22:21 01 Dec 20
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!!
Selina M.
00:38 05 Nov 20
Elizabeth is always so kind and so good. It was my sons first dental cleaning and exam and he was really nervous, but left the office happy and could not wait to tell everyone about how fun the dentist was. Thanks a ton, you guys are the best.
Dave B.
21:09 20 Oct 20
very nice person and very care my situation
Steven L.
02:14 18 Sep 20
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!
Rick M.
19:46 17 Sep 20
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.
Lexi C.
14:52 16 Sep 20
Friendly staff, modern equipment, very knowledgeable dentist, efficient work flow, in and out within 30 minutes. What else can I ask for? Best dental office in town in my opinion
Wilson Y.
23:07 15 Sep 20
The BEST dentist in Corpus hands down, and not only dentist but BEST front and back staff! Everyone in this office goes above and beyond to make you feel comfortable. I, like many others, aren’t a fan of the dentist but Chang & his staff made my experience wonderful and I am more than now happy to back! I cannot express how sweet & caring they all are, if you need a dentist... CHOOSE HIM!
Candace S.
16:36 03 Aug 20
Very knowledgeable dentist, clean and professional staff and environment.
Ran K.
15:49 03 Aug 20
Nice office, latest technology, and great staff. This is what a family’s dental experience should be.
Bill W.
18:07 20 Jul 20
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.
Mary P.
21:12 17 Jul 20
What a pleasant surprise my experience with dr. Chang was. I got an appointment very very quickly. I'm really looking forward to the completion of my work, I anticipate great things.
Carrol D.
19:49 17 Jul 20
I am a new patient. So far, the staff seems to be attentive and professional. They are doing their best to maintain a safe environment under the current circumstances. I hope to establish a long-term relationship with Dr.Chang's practice.
Dolores H.
03:55 04 Jul 20
very welcoming people! very informative! very satisfied! very good people!
domingo V.
20:20 01 Jul 20
Derek and his staff were incredibly helpful and explained everything so well. The biggest things that stuck with me was the level of cleanliness and steps they've have taken to protect you and themselves from everything that is currently going on. Other than that Derek was thorough with his exam even pointing out things I wasn't aware of and clearing up some of the misconceptions I had. In the end I appreciated how we spoke together to create a plan for this visit and the visit in the future. Definitely someone I would recommended if you are all about transparency and being very thorough.
Thomas H.
20:13 01 Jul 20
Great staff all very professionally and nice clean place of business. Update equipment.
Brent B.
17:13 03 Mar 20
The best dentist I have ever been to
18:00 10 Feb 20
Need a dentist ? He is great!
Gail R.
17:38 04 Feb 20
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!
Mike D.
17:20 27 Jan 20
Dr. Chang and his staff were great to myself and the entire family. Top notch service. I have not gone back to a dentist after the 1st visit in over 10yrs. They were all so bad, I just gave up and decided to go to Thailand dentist during our vacation every year. Low and behold, we finally found a dental office across the street from our home that doesnt overcharge, explains the procedures and billing clearly, and its just exceptional service from Dr. Chang. Highly recommend
Cryptic S.
17:17 27 Jan 20
I felt and believe I was in good hands during my procedure and I'm confident the doctor and staff gave me the best possible care and the most effective treatment plan for my dental health. Very pleased.
Karl O.
16:22 13 Jan 20
staff was very friendly, professional, and prompt. would recommend
Rob S.
16:45 10 Dec 19
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.
Jennifer Dayrit N.
16:30 04 Dec 19
Great staff, great service. Love Dr. Chang and his amazing staff
Jennifer Dayrit N.
18:33 03 Dec 19
Great doctor. Amazing support staff. Would strongly recommend.
Ravi S.
18:25 13 Nov 19
Greatest dentist and dental support team all time
Johnny V.
17:19 07 Nov 19
Great experience like always, in addition, the new office looks fantastic!
XYDesignco Y.
19:58 21 Oct 19
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...
Lance S.
06:08 08 Oct 19
The friendliest dentist and staff I’ve ever had. They always greet you with a smile. Welcoming staff.
Yvonne J.
12:36 22 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 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 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 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 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. . .
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.
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 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 H.
15:35 03 Apr 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 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.
Xiuju Y.
15:05 27 Jan 19
Dr. Chang is very professional and thorough. His staff is efficient and very friendly.
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 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.
Rick Jeannette Ortiz M.
16:01 19 Nov 18
They were professional and always reassured me that everything was alright. Would recommend everyone to come here.
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.
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 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 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 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 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
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 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 Y.
04:57 14 Jul 18
Dr. Chang and his staff are friendly and super knowledgeable. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
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 C.
22:19 21 May 18
Always the best work and willing to get you in.
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 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 F.
21:09 09 Apr 18
Wonderful experience with the latest equipment. Dr. Chang is the best!
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 V.
01:53 29 Mar 18
Honest diagnostic. Won’t do something you don’t really need.
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 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 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 P.
14:51 02 Feb 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 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 A.
18:40 28 Jan 18
Elizabeth is a thorough and gentle hygienist and Dr Chang is kind and punctual!
Kaitlyn T.
22:02 27 Jan 18
Dr Chang and his staff are always very friendly. I highly recommend his dentist office.
Ruben Antonio B.
23:49 18 Oct 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 F.
01:15 11 Jul 17
Always a professional staff and generally on time, which I really appreciate. Very good dentistry with up to date services.
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.
09:03 02 Mar 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 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 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!
Vanessa L. V.
17:48 10 May 16
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 P.
14:07 30 Sep 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 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 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 A.
21:39 14 May 14
Professional and friendly staff, just the way it's supposed to be!!
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 S.
18:18 12 May 14
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!
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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.

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