Dr. Derek Chung

2 Years
Experience

Locations

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

Biography

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.

Offered Services 10 Services

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Wisdom Teeth Removal

Bonding Bridges / Dentures Crown / Cap Filling Implants Nitrous Sedation Root Canal Tooth Extraction Veneers Wisdom Teeth Removal

Languages Spoken

English

Most Helpful Reviews (45)

  • Reviewed on September 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Derek is super nice, professional and very helpful. He was very patient with me and gave me a lot of useful information. I would highly recommend him to my friends.
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  • Reviewed on September 14th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Really nice guy, walked me through all the xrays with a great explanation, more than any other dentist actually.
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  • Reviewed on September 13th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung and his staff were friendly, accommodating, and very thorough (but gentle). They took their time to ensure my questions were answered, to listen to my concerns and make suggestions. Plus, tThe office space is fantastic and there's Netflix available on big screens as you get your cleaning/examination done.
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  • Reviewed on September 13th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Honestly, this Dentist and team were fantastic. I’m very, very pleased with the entire experience.
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  • Reviewed on September 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr.Chung is very friendly and knowledgeable. He is attentive, and takes the time to explain things in detail to ensure you are informed.
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  • Reviewed on September 7th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was friendly, kind and explained everything (in as much or little detail as I wanted) along the way. He also complimented my teeth which is really the only reason I love going to the dentist :)
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  • Reviewed on August 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was fantastic. When I walked in, he took a moment to introduce himself to me and make me feel welcome. During my exam, he took the time to explain his findings and teach me about oral health and what dentists typically look for. I will definitely recommend this dentist to my family and friends.
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  • Reviewed on August 28th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Nice people. Myself and my son had cleanings. They were very gentle. The netflix was a nice touch. Reception was super helpful working around my schedule.
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  • Reviewed on August 25th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Derek Chung explained every procedure in detail and replied to every question I asked. He and his team did their best to make my initial visit a pleasant experience.
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  • Reviewed on August 22nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung and his time were fantastic! From the x-rays to the consult. This team takes the time and care to explain each step and keep you at ease throughout​ the entire appointment.
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  • Reviewed on August 1st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Friendly and experienced staff, made my first visit in a while very pleasant
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  • Reviewed on July 15th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was awesome. He’s super friendly and very attentive. The fact that the dentist chair has a built in massager and the room has a TV is a big bonus!
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  • Reviewed on July 13th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung is an expert and loves what he does. He walked me through everything he was doing and what it meant for me to take care of my dental health. Highly recommended
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  • Reviewed on July 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very friendly and easy to talk to. Also seems like he knows what he's doing
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  • Friendly and very thorough
    Reviewed on July 10th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    From the time I arrived everyone was very friendly and reception was helpful when I was filling out my health history and insurance information. Jane, my hygienist, was great and did an incredible job cleaning. I don't think I've ever felt them that clean! Dr. Chung was kind and took his time to explain all the findings from his examination and the x-rays/pictures. I am very impressed and looking forward to keeping Dr. Chung as my permanent dentist.
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  • Informative
    Reviewed on July 9th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung really took the time to listen to all of my concerns and alleviate them. I was blown away by him taking the time to review my x-rays with me, as no provider has ever offered to do this before! My hygienist was also wonderful and explained everything in detail. Thank you to the team at Waterview Dental!
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  • Thorough and attentive!
    Reviewed on July 1st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    I had a great experience at the dental office. The cleaning went well and Dr. Chung was very attentive to my teeth. They took photos and scans and made me feel very comfortable with all the choices I made. A cavity was discovered and Dr. Chung showed me on the scan where it was. I was quickly brought in again to fix it and that experience was also very positive. I am happy I found such a great dentist in Toronto!
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  • detailed and kind
    Reviewed on June 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr Chung took his time and explained everything he was doing and was very kind and thorough .
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  • very informative
    Reviewed on June 18th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The staff was very friendly and welcoming and put you at ease. Dr. Derek gave a thorough explanation of the dental condition and suggested a plan to address the problems.
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  • Amazing
    Reviewed on April 29th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Doctor is very professional and through. Everyone in the office is nice and friendly. I like it so much that my husband is going next.
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  • Excellent service from a very friendly and knowledgable staff.
    Reviewed on April 28th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The office was modern and clean. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly. Dr. Derek Chung was amazing and very knowledgable of his practice. He also provided me with a much more cost-efficient alternative to the initial procedure I had initally inquired about. It was evident that both Dr. Chung and his staff care a lot about their patients.
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  • I felt very well taken care of.
    Reviewed on April 25th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung and staff were very kind. Dr. Chung himself took the time to review my x-rays with me and explain the process moving forward with my dental care. I really appreciated the one-in-one time!
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  • Very professional and friendly.
    Reviewed on April 23rd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung provided very detailed feedback in a very professional manner. He provided all scenarios as well as his personal recommendations.
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  • Excellent
    Reviewed on April 23rd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very welcoming, made to feel at ease. Explained everything very clearly to me.
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  • Dr.Chung was friendly and professional.
    Reviewed on April 22nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    This was my first visit to this clinic. Having had not very good experienxes with my previous dentist, I was somewhat anxious about finding a new dentist. Dr.Chung was very friendly and professional. I felt comfortable and he took the time to explain everything to me in detail. Would definitely recommend him.
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  • Very friendly.
    Reviewed on April 18th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Friendly and explains everything very patiently and in details.
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  • Great, friendly and professional. What more do you need?
    Reviewed on April 11th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Staff is very nice and really know their stuff. The dentist is friendly and explain in details what’s is going on.
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  • Dr Chung and his assistant are patient, pedagogue and great
    Reviewed on April 4th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    The first appointment was to check up. The Dr Chung assistant took some pictures and radio-graphs. Then Dr Chung came to check teeth and gums. They have a TV on the ceiling so you can watch Netflix while they are working.
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  • Super!
    Reviewed on April 2nd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung was great and explained everything in detail. Great first visit, thanks!
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  • Great! They are thorough and attentive
    Reviewed on March 31st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    And they have a tv on the ceiling. Dr. Chung went through the details of what he saw in his checkup and made sure I understood. He went through the xrays with me and everything. very happy!
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  • Great
    Reviewed on March 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    He was gentle and caring
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  • Professional and friendly
    Reviewed on March 10th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Everyone was great to deal with. They walked me through things and we had a good discussion about planning my future treatments.
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  • He was very informative and respectful.
    Reviewed on March 10th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    He spared no detail in educating me about the state of my teeth, and unlike other dentists, did not guilt me about my lack of flossing. Instead, he showed me how to reverse the current issues with my gums. Great overall experience!
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  • Great dentist, made me feel very comfortable.
    Reviewed on March 3rd, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Great bedside manner, very approachable and knows what he's talking about.
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  • It was great.
    Reviewed on February 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    He knew what I needed very quickly and did exactly what I required. Dental office's environment was also great with great staffs. I also liked the TV on the ceiling for patients.
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  • Being the dentist, I felt relaxed; they also had Netflix on the ceiling.
    Reviewed on February 12th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Richmond Dental is. Very thorough dentistry. Easy going staff, Netflix attached to the ceiling above your chair & remote in your hand. Nice office. Personally, close to home. Also part of Opencare from which I got a 50$ gift card for making and going to the appointment through the service. Cheers Richmond Dental 👍🏻👍🏻
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  • Great
    Reviewed on January 21st, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Very good service, Dr Chung was very friendly and took the time to explain everything to me and answered all of my questions.
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  • Great dentist! Dr.Chung is attentive and friendly to concerns.
    Reviewed on January 13th, 2018  •  Verified patient
    Great experience at Waterview with Dr.Chung. He listened to my specific concerns and addressed them with care. My dental experiences aren’t always great as I have TMJ leaving me with very painful appointments but Dr.Chug took great care of me. Him and his team even had me laughing!
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  • Highly recommended!
    Reviewed on December 29th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung is friendly, professional, and takes the time to get to know his patients - a service that’s greatly appreciated! In the waiting room between patient exams, Dr. Chung came out to reception to introduce himself. From start to finish (check-in, check-up), the experience was fantastic. I would highly recommend Waterview Dental.
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  • Great experience
    Reviewed on December 27th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung is professional and efficient, he also takes time to answer his patient's concerns. He is more interactive than past dentists I have used, he will take the time to show you the x-rays of your mouth. His support staff is also very friendly and welcoming.
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  • Very polite and through.
    Reviewed on December 24th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Great! Don’t have to wait after you get there. Staffs are welcoming and very nice. Dentist is diligent and provide excellent through explanations. The only thing is that I wish the clinic could send the registration form before the appointment, so that they have would have everything before I go there.
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  • The staff were friendly and doctor Chung took the time to explain things to you and make sure all of your questions were answered.
    Reviewed on December 12th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Over all the experience was great! Great staff throughout who all have your best interest in mind. Thorough teeth clean and oral examination. I appreciated the time Dr. Chung took to make sure I understood everything they were talking about and answer any questions I might have. I would highly recommend!
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  • amazing and truly a dentist that cares.
    Reviewed on December 7th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Met with the hygeniest Carrie who was awesome. Then Derek who was very thorough. Takes time to walk you through everything and explain in detail. Will definitely go back
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  • It was a great experience!
    Reviewed on October 11th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr Chung was very friendly, and patiently explained everything. The clinic itself is great — very thorough and up to date. Staff are helpful and very nice, they helped sort out my insurance information, etc. I'm looking forward to my next appointment (and it's for a cavity even, so that should say something).
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  • Comforting
    Reviewed on August 22nd, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Derek is super friendly and attentive. He made me feel like a friend was looking at my teeth! Love Derek
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  • Fast service, very competent.
    Reviewed on July 29th, 2017  •  Verified patient
    Dr. Chung and his team did a great job at explaining to me in detail what procedures were required and why. Very friendly as well, would not hesitate to recommend to others.
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