Photo of Dr. Derek Chung
5 years experience

Location

Waterview Dental
218 Queens Quay W
Toronto, Ontario
Wed 8:00 am - 8:15 pm  
Thu 8:00 am - 8:15 pm  
Fri 8:00 am - 2:00 pm  
Sat 7:45 am - 1:45 pm  
The Richmond Dental Centre
294 Richmond St. East, Suite 101
Toronto, Ontario
Mon 8:00 am - 8:00 pm  
Tue 2:15 pm - 8:15 pm  

About

Dr. Derek Chung obtained his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the University of Manitoba. He also completed a degree in dental research, focused on dental whitening. Upon graduation, Dr. Chung then continued his training at the University of Western Ontario, where he completed his General Practice Residency. This has provided Dr. Chung with the foundation towards understanding the formal technical skills required to best service his patients and their oral health needs. Dr. Chung is also a large advocate towards building up communities through oral health advocacy. During his time in Winnipeg, he conceived the Winnipeg chapter of Oral Health Total Health, a non-profit organization that promotes the importance of oral health. He has been a mentor for community health programs, and has travelled abroad for dental outreach programs. Dr. Chung’s efforts and community involvement was recognized in 2015, by being awarded the Dr. John Grahame Scholarship. Dr. Chung’s greatest skill is his sincere interest and passion in dentistry. His friendly and understanding nature allows him to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so his patients get the best dental experience possible.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

My greatest skill is my sincere interest and passion in helping people. I have a friendly and understanding nature that allows me to provide a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere so my patients get the best experience possible. My experience in the General Practice Residency Program at Western University has also given me an advantage in understanding your medical history, and customizing dental treatment to your individual needs.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

I consider myself a well-rounded dentist who enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. I have a particular interest in oral surgery, restoring teeth with fillings, and prosthodontics.

What are you proud of in your practice?

I take pride in my high attention for detail in every aspect of patient care. This has provided me the foundation towards understanding the formal technical skills and communication required to best service my patients and their oral health needs. I enjoy meeting my patients and developing a relationship with each one. I am committed to discussing treatment options with my patients, in order to ensure you make the best informed decisions for yourself. I also understand that quality patient care goes beyond exceptional dentistry. I am proud to say that our team takes pride in every part of your visit.

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

The most enjoyable cases are those in which I can make a positive impact on my patient’s quality of life with cosmetic dentistry, and improving their confidence with a beautiful smile. I also enjoy treating patients in emergency situations, managing their acute pain is highly rewarding.

Most Helpful Reviews
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  • Reviewed on December 29th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    I met with Dr. Park and she was thorough and great to work with. I also had a cleaning done and the hygenist was very friendly and accommodating to the comfort level being experienced. I also thought it was pretty cool they had televisions on the ceiling so you had something to distract you during the cleaning. They also followed great COVID guidelines
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  • Reviewed on December 5th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Went in for a routine checkup, was seen promptly and able to quickly book follow up work for the same day. Staff were thorough and professional, covid guidelines were followed strictly. Overall a good experience.
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  • Reviewed on September 21st, 2021  •  Verified patient
    My first experience at the Richmond Dental Centre with Dr. Chung couldn't have been better. From the moment I walked in, to the moment I left, I was always greeted with the most friendly people who were clearly focused on making my experience comfortable & enjoyable. Not to mention, they did a great job with my cleaning service & extensive oral examination, while providing some really helpful tips for me on how to improve my overall hygiene. Highly recommend!
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  • Reviewed on September 7th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was approachable and sat me down to explain in detail everything he was looking for when examining me as a new patient. This was a refreshing change from my previous dentist, who did things in a less collaborative way. Overall the clinic pays good attention to detail. Would recommend.
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  • Reviewed on June 29th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    I was really anxious and embarassed to say I hadn't visited a dentist in several years. I've had several really bad experiences in dentist offices in the past. Dentists that were rude, uncaring and unsympathetic. But Dr. Chung and the rest of the staff at Richmond Dental Centre were friendly, patient and professional. A sense of humour and kindness can go a long way to ease some of the tension.
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  • Reviewed on June 15th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Probably the best dental office I've been. My hygienist is efficient, careful and super gentle. Love the flat screen tv in treatment room, watched Netflix while getting teeth cleaned. Covid protocol was top notch: saw them cleaning the waiting area seats and door handles, Dyson fan in the treatment room for air circulation, front door locked at all times and you text message to be let inside. Super responsive via text.
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  • Reviewed on June 1st, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Great experience during the pandemic. They offer email and text based communication for ease of scheduling. Staff was excellent, friendly and helpful. Office was nice and clean, with Netflix available during an appointment.
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  • Reviewed on May 4th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Dr Derek Ching is such a skilled and wonderful doctor. He is very efficient with his work, very professional yet very friendly, and makes sure that you are feeling comfortable throughout your journey at the clinic. He makes sure you understand what is the procedure going to be like and for what particular problem. Him and his team are not at all pushy and salesmanly like many other dentists unfortunately. His practice is honest and friendly. I was made to feel free to ask for a break if I get tired and most of all he told me what other doctors didn’t that I have nice teeth, which is something my friends tell, but dentists do not. I highly recommend Dr Derek Chung. He’s awesome!
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  • Reviewed on April 8th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    The Doctor was really friendly and took the time to explain everything in detail. Was very careful and the office is sparkling clean. The hygienist that did the cleaning was also really careful and I barely had any pain.
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  • Reviewed on February 19th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly. Takes the time to talk to you about your oral health and explain the procedures that are to be done. Checks in on you throughout the procedure to make sure you're okay.
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  • Reviewed on February 9th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was very thorough and detailed (which I appreciated because it had been a while since I had been to the dentist). Very nice and answered all questions I had. My hygienist was super nice and didn't try to carry on a conversation while her hands were in my mouth (lol I hate when they do that). Overall, GREAT experience!
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  • Reviewed on January 20th, 2021  •  Verified patient
    I had to get a crown post my root canal and visited Dr. Chung and had a great experience. The intake process is seamless and the appointment reminders are neat. Most of the forms required for your visit can be completed online so you don't have to wait too long at the office. The admin staff are great and responsive. The place itself is quite modern. Dr. Chung is professional and explains through all the procedures. He is patient and transparent with the procedures and fees. I was able to get follow-up appointments timely as well. Definitely recommend.
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  • Reviewed on December 1st, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I haven't been to the dentist for almost 5 years. I always dreaded going due to a previous bad experience that left me traumatized. Dr. Chung addressed my concerns with ease and was able to provide me with a plan of care that made me feel comfortable. It was a great experience overall.
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  • Reviewed on November 9th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a really positive experience with Richmond Dental. I found each one of their staff to be exceptionally pleasant and made me feel comfortable during a unique visit (during COVID). Prior to my appointment I had to reschedule my visit last minute due to a COVID scare, their staff were so accommodating and actually called me to make sure I knew where to access testing (which was so kind). When I made it to the office for my rescheduled appointment everyone made sure I knew what was going to happen - from the texts prior to arriving letting me know to wait outside, the first dental assistant explaining me the x-ray process, the dentist (Derek) walking me through my scans and asking me if I had any questions (no dentist has ever explained the scans to me or pointed out what they were looking for) and finally the hygienist who gave me a great cleaning. I'll happily continue using this office!
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  • Reviewed on October 30th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Staff was very friendly and took all extra precautions necessary. Hygienist was kind and gentle seeing it had been some time since seeing a dentist. Dr. Chung was very friendly, and knowledgeable. Explained things easily and clearly so I could understand my options.
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  • Reviewed on October 26th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a very positive experience with Dr. Chung and his team! He took the time to go through the imaging with me and answer any questions I had. Will definitely be returning :)
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  • Reviewed on September 22nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Most informative dentist visit ever! Dr Chung took the time to tell me more about my teeth using my X-rays and teeth pictures. Him and his staff are excellent and will take good care of you and your teeth!
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  • Reviewed on September 15th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had virtually no wait time; the receptionist, hygenist, and doctor were all very kind, treated me very well, answered all my questions. The clinic itself was beautiful, welcoming, clean. A great experience overall, definitely will return for my next cleaning.
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  • Reviewed on September 2nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I had a pleasant experience with Dr. Chung. The dental hygienist (Natalie) was great and she constantly asked me if I was doing okay. Dr. Chung was great as well. He took his time explaining everything in detail.
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  • Reviewed on August 21st, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was very nice and kept me informed of what he was doing at all times, even when speaking with the dental hygienist which i appreciated. He went over my x-rays and explained what i was looking at, what to watch out for and tips to stay healthy long term. Perhaps even better than Dr. Chung was the dental hygienist (whose name i have unfortunately forgotten), but she was very friendly, constantly checking if i was comfortable and always explaining exactly what she was doing and why. She had a great sense of humor and helped make the whole experience more relaxing.
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  • Reviewed on March 6th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The clinic was very clean and the staff were friendly and professional. It was a very nice experience. Would definitely recommend this clinic to others who are looking for a new dentist!
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  • Reviewed on March 5th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    The experience was great, and hands down the best dental office I've been to. Staff sat me down after xrays and walked me through everything. Everyone was super friendly as well.
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  • Reviewed on March 2nd, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Had a great experience at waterview dental. The doctor took the time to go over all my profiles to explain my treatment plan. She was very patient with the whole process. The hygienist did a great job at cleaning my teeth as well.
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  • Reviewed on February 20th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was professional and polite and made sure to explain everything he did while he was doing it, as well as walked me through my x-rays and results once they were ready in a way I could actually follow. Would definitely recommend!!
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  • Reviewed on February 11th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Netflix while you’re getting your treatment was great! Dr. Chung took the time to explain to me the health of my teeth. Hygienist was also great. All around good experience.
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  • Reviewed on January 26th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Derek Chung and his team were all very professional. I liked how they walked me through my x-rays and checkup results. It was in-depth and helped me understand how to take better care of my teeth. I've never had a dentist go to that level of detail before. Amazing service!
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  • Reviewed on January 20th, 2020  •  Verified patient
    I went in through an opencare appointment, and was greeted kindly. The doctor figured out the problem immediately and took care of me and my tooth quickly and easily. Everyone was very kind and easy to work with. Aside from the freezing needle it was a fantastic appointment.
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  • Reviewed on December 14th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    I was fairly nervous about my appointment as I was going back after a while. Dr. Derek was very friendly and demonstrated patience in explaining me my situation and outlining my options, Everyone else at the practice was very friendly as well. Will definitely recommend.
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  • Reviewed on December 9th, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was very friendly and explained everything in an easy to understand way. I thought the office was alright but got told that it is undergoing renovations, so I won't hold that against them. The x-rays they took seemed old fashioned and they took photos which I appreciate. Overall I had a good experience and would go back to this dentist.
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  • Reviewed on November 21st, 2019  •  Verified patient
    Great experience - friendly and knowledgeable staff saw me quickly. Dentist was able to answer the questions that I had, and took the time to thoroughly go over all of my results.
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