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Yu ChengChang

Yu-Cheng Chang, DDS, MS, DMD

Predoctoral Director of Periodontics, Assistant Professor of Clinical Periodontics

Department of Periodontics

Evans Building, 3rd Floor, East #13

Phone: 215-573-6112

Email: yuchengc@upenn.edu

Professional Biography

Dr. Chang is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Periodontics at Penn Dental Medicine. He also serves as the Director of Predoctoral Periodontics, overseeing all the clinical and didactic courses for DMD students. Dr. Chang received his DDS from Chun Shan Medical University in Taiwan in 2008. Furthermore, he earned a certificate in Periodontology and a Master’s degree in Oral Biology from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 2014 and 2015, respectively. He also holds a DMD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is actively involved in conducting research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks. Since joining Penn Dental Medicine’s faculty, Dr. Chang’s excellence in teaching has been frequently recognized with multiple awards, such as the Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics Educator Award from The American Academy of Periodontology (AAP), the Award for Outstanding Service for Students, the Nobel Biocare Junior Faculty Fellowship, and the Earle Bank Hoyt Award from Penn Dental Medicine. Dr. Chang, most recently, was awarded the AAP Foundation Teaching Fellowship, a highly competitive fellowship awarded to two individuals nationwide.

Honors / Credentials
  • Award of Schoenleber Pilot Grant, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • Winner of SMILE award, University of Pennsylvania, 2020
  • Teaching Fellowship, American Academy Periodontology, 2019
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2019 – Present
  • Reviewer of The International Journal of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry, USA, 2019 – present
  • Earle Bank Hoyt Award, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • Nobel Biocare Junior Faculty Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • Director of Predoctoral Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2018 – Present
  • Periodontist, Penn Dental Family Practice, University of Pennsylvania, 2018 – Present
  • Award for Outstanding Service for Students, University of Pennsylvania, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Periodontics, Educator Award, American Academy of Periodontology, 2017
  • Instructor in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2016 – 2019
  • Diplomate, American Board of Periodontology, 2016
  • Research Co-Investigator, VA Hospital, Philadelphia, 2015 – 2016
  • Resident in Periodontics, University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, 2012 – 2015
  • Senior Fellow, Periodontics, University of Washington School of Dentistry, 2010 – 2012
  • Private Dental Practice (Part-Time), Taiwan, 2010 – 2012
  • General Dentist (Part-Time), Da Chien Hospital, Taiwan, 2009 – 2010
  • General Resident, Chun Shan Medical University, Taiwan, 2009 – 2010
  • Best Intern Award, Chun Shan Medical University, Taiwan, 2008
  • Chief Intern, Chun Shan Medical University, Taiwan, 2008
  • Intern, Chun Shan Medical University, Taiwan, 2007 – 2008
  • Honorable Mention in Topic Investigation Presentation, Chun Shan Medical University, Taiwan, 2006
Education
  • D.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2019
  • M.S., Oral Biology, University of Pennsylvania, 2015
  • Certificate in Periodontology, University of Pennsylvania, 2014
  • D.D.S., Chun Shan Medical University, 2008