I am extremely grateful to be involved many people’s lives. Being an orthodontist means being able to improve the health, self-esteem, and quality of life for each patient. This ability to make a lasting, positive change for an individual is immeasurably gratifying.
I love the energy our patients bring to the practice. Working with kids and teens keeps me young at heart, while helping an adult realize their dream of a more becoming smile is inspiring.
Everyone deserves a smile that is functional, healthy, and beautiful – a smile that strengthens their self-image and the confidence with which they greet the world. As an orthodontist, I am able to create those smiles, one person at a time.
~ Dr. Derick Wang
Education and Experience
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
- Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Pittsburgh
Dr. Derick has practiced orthodontics for ten years. Combining advanced orthodontic techniques with a fully individualized treatment plan, he ensures every patient achieves a healthy, aesthetically pleasing smile in a comfortable and efficient manner.
The rate of innovation in orthodontics is ever increasing, requiring the practitioner to constantly learn in order to stay abreast of the latest developments. Through online study groups, meetings, lectures, and courses, Dr. Derick is able to provide patients with the most current, evidenced-based treatment for the ideal outcome. He has also completed a rigorous mini-residency in dental sleep medicine through the University of California at San Francisco.
Professional Memberships and Activities
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- California Dental Association
- Mid-Peninsula Dental Society
Dr. Derick volunteers to help treat patients from the Sanford Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic. He appreciates the opportunity to work alongside his skilled colleagues as they collaboratively care for and improve the health of this client population.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Dr. Derick now resides in Los Altos with his wife, Dr. Sarita Wang – one of the pediatric dentists in the practice – and their young son, Andrew.
Much of Dr. Derick’s free time is spent with family. He enjoys playing with Andrew, relaxing at the beach or enjoying snow in the mountains, and traveling. He also likes cooking projects, along with working on and driving cars.