Dr. Derek Cheng, DMD

Dr. Derek Cheng, DMD

Orthodontics  ·  
Male  ·  
50 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Derek Cheng, DMD is an orthodontics practitioner in Rockford, IL and has been practicing for 22 years. He practices orthodontics and orthodontics & dentofacial orthopedics.Read his story

Cheng Orthodontics

4903 E State St

Rockford, IL 61108
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Insurance Accepted

  • Ameritas
  • Assurant Health
  • Delta Dental
  • Dental Network of America
  • Guardian
  • Principal Financial Group
  • United Concordia

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Dr. Cheng's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Cheng "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Cheng "We are committed to providing each patient with the highest level of care.  Although our staff takes their work seriously, they pride themselves in providing a fun and upbeat  atmosphere for our patients.  As a team,  Dr. Cheng and his staff are dedicated to make your orthodontic experience a pleasant one."

2  Practice Areas

  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics

16  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosis of Tooth
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Open Bite
  • Orthodontic Disorders
  • Overbite
  • Protruding Front Teeth
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • TMJ
  • Underbite

25  Procedures

  • Bite Adjustment
  • Ceramic Dental Braces
  • Clear Ceramic Braces
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental X-Ray
  • In-Ovation® System Braces
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Orthodontic Aligners
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Adult
  • Orthodontic Treatment, Early
  • Panoramic and Cephalometric Digital Dental X-Rays
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainer Therapy
  • Retainers
  • Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Hawaii At Manoa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Temple University School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Cheng has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Cheng has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese, Cantonese
  • Chinese, Mandarin

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Cheng's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Cheng to family and friends
587 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (587)

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Dr. Cheng's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I would recommend Dr. Cheng and his staff to everyone. They are caring and very professional about what they do and I myself has great results after less than 2 years of treatment. Thanks Cheng orthodontics
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My son Nick is a college student 2,000+ miles away from home who needed to have his broken orthodontic retainer repaired/replaced. In searching for someone who could help him, I came upon Dr. Cheng. After reading through numerous stellar reviews and speaking with his front office assistant Amy, I...more
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Wonderful experience! They made my daughter feel very comfortable and treated her like a friend not just a patient! Everyone is very friendly and Dr. Cheng was great! Her smile is now even more beautiful!
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Dr. Cheng and his staff are extremely kind, helpful, and clear about what needs to be done as well as what is to be done. I have such confidence in his work as well as that of his staff, I will be returning with my other child. We drive for an hour to get to each appointment, and it is totally...more
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Cheng Orthodontics did an amazing job on my daughter's teeth. She has a beautiful smile. The staff is always cheerful and friendly. The waiting area had games and movies. My daughter never complained about going in for a visit. She only complained she didn't get to spend more time in the waiting...more
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