Meet Dr. Derek

Dentistry is the perfect blend of art, science, and small business, and it allows me to help patients while getting to know each on a personal level.

~ Dr. Derek Ng

Education and Experience

Dr. Derek grew up in Arroyo Grande and now resides in Santa Maria with his wife, who is an orthodontist in town. He appreciates practicing in a tight-knit community and is pleased to help his patient family achieve and maintain functional, healthy smiles.

After graduating from La Sierra University, with a Bachelor of Science in Health and Exercise Science, he then attended Loma Linda University, obtaining his Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS). Dr. Derek has practiced dentistry alongside his uncle, Dr. Daniel Ng, for five years, and is now the owner of Ng Dental Care.

Many of Dr. Derek's family are in healthcare. His wife, Dr. Thanh, is a practicing orthodontist here in Santa Maria. Dr. Ronald Ng (Dr. Derek's dad) and Dr. Daniel Ng (Dr. Derek's uncle) opened an optometry and dental office together in Santa Maria over 35 years ago. Dr. Derek's Cousin, Dr. Chris Ng is now the current owner of the Eyecare office.

For Dr. Derek, the most satisfying part is being part of a family-owned and operated practice, which has served the community for 35 years and is known for honest, conservative, thorough dentistry.  He is glad to be part of the community and to have time to get to know each patient on a personal level while ensuring they achieve optimal oral health.

Professional Affiliations and Continuing Education

Dr. Derek is a member of local implant study clubs, as well as the:

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Central Coast Dental Society

Through these professional organizations, he has access to numerous opportunities to further develop his knowledge and skills.

By completing hundreds of hours of continuing education, Dr. Derek stays updated on the latest techniques and information. Carefully evaluating new technologies, materials, and methodologies, he incorporates those which improve diagnostics, treatment, and outcome into his patients’ care.

Beyond the Office

In his down time, Dr. Derek enjoys playing basketball and practicing Jiu Jitsu. Time with friends and family, though, is his greatest love.

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