About the Doctor – Dr. Derek Cheng

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Dr. Derek Cheng earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. After completion of his Doctor of Medicine degree from Temple University School of Dentistry in 1996, Dr. Cheng received his Master of Science Orthodontic specialty degree at Marquette University School of Dentistry in 1998. Dr. Cheng continues to advance his education by attending the American Association of Orthodontists meeting every year. For the benefit of our patients, Dr. Cheng has completed the Roth-Williams 2 year advanced orthodontic continuing education course focusing on the relationships of temporomandibular joints, teeth, and masticatory muscles. Dr. Cheng has been practicing orthodontics for more than 19 years. Dr. Cheng is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, World Federation of Orthodontics, Illinois Society of Orthodontics, Winnebago Dental Society and the American Dental Association. For 2017-2018 Dr Cheng is serving as President of the Winnebago County Dental Society.

Dr. Cheng is married to Pam and has 2 children. In his spare time he enjoys playing any sport but especially tennis and table tennis. Dr. Cheng loves to support many of Winnebago county schools and their teams. We are a proud partner with Hunger into Hope providing food to children all around the world as well as sponsoring children through Compassion International.