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Derek J Chang DDS, Caring Corpus Christi Family Dentist

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!

CORPUS DENTAL OFFICE HOURS:

  • Monday: 7:30 AM – 3:30PM*
  • Tuesday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM*
  • Wednesday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Thursday: 7:30 AM – 3:30 PM*
  • Friday: By Appointment Only
  • (Lunch hours available for M T Th)*

OUR DENTAL SERVICES

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency-Dental-Care

Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry Corpus Christi

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Corpus Christi

Advanced Digital Imaging & Laser Dentistry

Digital Imaging Laser Dentistry

TMJ and Sleep Dentistry

TMJ Sleep Dentistry

Sedation Dentistry

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MEET OUR FRIENDLY DENTAL STAFF

Dashia
Financial/Treatment Coordinator

Michelle Martinez
Hygiene/Marketing Coordinator

Nannette
Chairside Dental Assistant

Elizabeth
Dental Hygienist

Jennifer Ortiz
Dental Assistant

Lizbett
Dental Hygienist

Dentist Corpus Christi

MEET YOUR CORPUS CHRISTI DENTIST

“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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A Word From Our Valued Patients

Very professional and friendly atmosphere, new building, I highly recommend this place for your next dental 🦷 visit
chris G.
chris G.
20:39 21 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.
Dave B.
21:09 20 Oct 20
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 G.
Noelle G.
06:09 16 Oct 20
very nice person and very care my situation
Steven L.
Steven L.
02:14 18 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.
Wilson Y.
23:07 15 Sep 20
Friendly and caring staff!
Diana C.
Diana C.
20:35 15 Aug 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.
Candace S.
16:36 03 Aug 20
Very knowledgeable dentist, clean and professional staff and environment.
Ran K.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dolores H.
03:55 04 Jul 20
If you’re looking for a dentist, look no further, Dr Chang and his staff are friendly, helpful and hospitable!
Marcie D.
Marcie D.
23:05 03 Jul 20
very welcoming people! very informative! very satisfied! very good people!
domingo V.
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.
Thomas H.
20:13 01 Jul 20
Very professional staff and the very best dentist in Corpus. He thoroughly explained procedure and allowed time for questions. MyMother is his patient. And I plan on changing to him as well. We are so fortunate to have such aqualified dentist in Corpus.
Marlene H.
Marlene H.
18:52 11 Mar 20
Great staff all very professionally and nice clean place of business. Update equipment.
Brent B.
Brent B.
17:13 03 Mar 20
The best dentist I have ever been to
Justin B.
Justin B.
18:00 10 Feb 20
Need a dentist ? He is great!
Gail R.
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.
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.
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.
Karl O.
16:22 13 Jan 20
staff was very friendly, professional, and prompt. would recommend
Rob S.
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.
Jennifer Dayrit N.
16:30 04 Dec 19
Great staff, great service. Love Dr. Chang and his amazing staff
Jennifer Dayrit N.
Jennifer Dayrit N.
18:33 03 Dec 19
Great doctor. Amazing support staff. Would strongly recommend.
Ravi S.
Ravi S.
18:25 13 Nov 19
Greatest dentist and dental support team all time
Johnny V.
Johnny V.
17:19 07 Nov 19
Great experience like always, in addition, the new office looks fantastic!
XYDesignco Y.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. . .
Am C.
Am 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 S.
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.
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.
Andrea C.
16:05 22 Mar 19
Everybody in the office was very nice.
Richard
Richard
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 Y.
miao Y.
15:05 27 Jan 19
Dr. Chang is very professional and thorough. His staff is efficient and very friendly.
Paul S.
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.
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 P.
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 H.
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.
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.
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.
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 H.
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.
Annie Y.
04:57 14 Jul 18
Dr. Chang and his staff are friendly and super knowledgeable. Wouldn’t go anywhere else!
Mo D.
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.
Kelly Williams C.
22:19 21 May 18
Always the best work and willing to get you in.
Matthew R.
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.
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.
Ida F.
21:09 09 Apr 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.
Travis P.
14:51 02 Feb 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.
Nancy A.
18:40 28 Jan 18
Elizabeth is a thorough and gentle hygienist and Dr Chang is kind and punctual!
Kaitlyn T.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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 L.
Samantha Kay L.
15:41 29 Jan 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.
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.
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.
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.
Aimée A.
21:39 14 May 14
Professional and friendly staff, just the way it's supposed to be!!
Yoli C.
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.
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 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!
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4758 McArdle Rd. Suite 204
Corpus Christi, TX 78411
(361)-992-7631
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