Penelope Chang, DDS
Dr. Penelope Chang earned her undergraduate degree from Barnard College in 1990 and her DDS from the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine (CDM) in 1996. She graduated with multiple honors including induction into the honor society Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the Psi Omega Achievement Award, Law and Ethics Award and Divisional Excellence in Operative Dentistry. For the next five years, she maintained a private practice with her father in New York City as well as devoting time as an Instructor of Clinical Dentistry at CDM. In 2003, she opened her own practice in Tenafly, NJ to be closer to home.
In 2008, Dr. Chang established the Henry Chang Jr. Memorial Scholarship Fund at Columbia CDM in memory of her father. Each year this endowed scholarship awards an entering 4thyear dental student who demonstrates clinical excellence.
Pursuing the latest dental techniques and staying active in the community is important to Dr. Chang. The attention and care that each patient receives is a result of her dedication to keeping up with state-of–the-art technologies and advanced dentistry techniques.
Dr. Chang is a leader in CAD/CAM dentistry, fabricating all porcelain crowns and fillings in one visit. She is a CEREC mentor and frequently travels to the Spear Center in Scottsdale, Arizona and the Dentsply Sirona Center in Charlotte, North Carolina to both learn and educate other dentists about CEREC digital technology.
Dr. Chang is continually voted/named a “Top Dentist” by NJ TopDocs magazine and is a member of the Cresskill Board of Health.
Dr. Chang currently resides in Cresskill with her husband and two sons. She has a black belt in karate and enjoys working with glass, making jewelry, running and hiking.