Dr. Derek Chang, DDS – Corpus Christi Family Dentist

Dr. Chang was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas. He started at Windsor Park Elementary, attended Baker Middle School, and graduated from Mary Carroll High School in 2003.

From there, he went on to Texas A&M College Station, where he met his beautiful wife while studying for his bachelor’s degree in Biology. Dr. Chang 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.

After finishing dental school, Dr. D excitedly returned to Corpus Christi to serve the community he grew up in.

Dr. Chang prides himself on 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.

Dr. Chang puts a lot of value on patient education in oral health, disease prevention, 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. Chang was inducted as a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, receiving the FAGD designation. Fewer than 10% of dentists hold this designation nationwide, which signifies recognition as a leader by colleagues 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 three consecutive years.

Dr. Chang is also active in community organizations. 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 organization’s steering committee between 2015 and 2017. He is currently a Buc Days commissioner.

He emphasizes compassion and dedication to serving his patients. As an office, we promise to keep the practice philosophy of always putting the patient first.

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