Dr. Derrick Chua, DMD

Dr. Derrick Chua, DMD

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 44
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Dr. Derrick Chua, DMD is a dentist who practices in San Francisco, CA. He is 44 years old and has been practicing for 14 years. Read his story

2489 Mission St Ste 12

San Francisco, CA 94110

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Ameritas
  • AvMed
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • Cigna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
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Dr. Chua's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Chua "Dr. Chua grew up around dentistry and has studied with the country's top cosmetic dentists. He speaks five languages and strives to offer a full range of services to his diverse patient population. With a longtime commitment to continuing education, he strives to enhance the practice's offerings through the latest industry advances and techniques. Dr. Chua goes above and beyond for his patients, whether it's an emergency Skype diagnosis, house visit to the elderly, or even setting young patients up on dates. He deeply cares for each and every patient's well being and fosters deep connections. Whether you need an oral surgery or want cosmetic dental work done, Dr. Chua's main goal is to make you feel good and provide you with the tools to keep feeling great."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Chua "As a son of a Dentist mother, I believe you should have the best possible dental care using the latest technology to enhance your quality of your health and life. Your Oral Health is your wealth. A healthy mouth is a healthy body. A beautiful smile is your best asset.  I help you be your best by providing you the confidence you need from your smile.   We change lives for the better.   May you live long and prosper with a beautiful smile."

Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Craniofacial Orthodontics
  • Endodontics
  • Laser Dentistry
  • Neuromuscular Dentistry
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Pathology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Orofacial Pain Dentistry
  • Orthodontics
  • Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry
  • Sedation Dentistry
  • Sleep Medicine Dentistry
  • Sports Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Burning Mouth Syndrome, Type 1
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Compulsive Cheek Biting
  • Cosmetic Conditions
  • Cosmetic Peridontal Problems
  • Dental Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Leukoplakia
  • Lip Cancer
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Mouth Ulcer
  • Mucositis
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Lichenoid Lesions
  • Oral Motor Problems
  • Oral and-or Facial Cleft
  • Oral-Facial-Digital Syndrome
  • Periodontitis
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Smokers' Cough
  • Smokers' Syndrome
  • Smokers' Throat
  • Smokers' Tongue
  • Stomatodynia
  • Stress
  • TMJ
  • Tempormandibular Joint Pain
  • Thrush
  • Tongue Conditions
  • Tooth Abrasion
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Attrition
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Demineralization
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Toothache


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  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Clear Dental Braces
  • Composite Fillings
  • Cosmetic Oral Evaluation
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Dentures
  • Endodontic Retreatment
  • Endodontic Surgery
  • Endodontic Treatment
  • Implant-Supported Bridge
  • Implant-Supported Crown
  • Invisalign Teen®
  • Invisalign®
  • Invisible Dental Braces
  • Lower Dentures
  • Molar Endodontics
  • Non-Surgical Gum Treatment
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Oral Sedation
  • Oral Soft Tissue Assessment
  • Oral Surgical Procedures
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal
  • Root Planing
  • Rotary Endodontics
  • Simple Tooth Extractions
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Scaling
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Recording
  • Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Surgery
  • Ultrasonic Dental Cleaning
  • Upper Dentures


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • College Of San Mateo
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • University of California, Santa Cruz
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • Temple University School of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2004
  • Temple University Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Temple University Hlth Scis Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Continuing Education
    Other Education | Completed 2013

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Chua has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Chua has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Achinese
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Fijian
  • Filipino
  • Fukien
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Chua's Reviews

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based on 5 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (5)

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  • 2
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Dr. Chua's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Chua Says:

Thank you very much for your response.  I appreciate your suggestions and comments for us to constantly strive for perfection in our doctor to patient relationships.  We look forward to creating a lifetime relationship with all our patients.  Thank you.  Please call Dr. Derrick Chua directly at 415-282-6810 if you have a confidential issue you would like to discuss privately.

Patient Comments (1)

San Mateo, CA |
Professional, Effiecient, Happy to be of service, no waiting, easy to make appointments, clean, very friendly and helpfull staff, expert, answers all questions, and explains everything, takes time to explain in plain terms, no rush.
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Dr. Chua accepts 33 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice PPO
    Dental DPPO
    Dental PDO
    National Advantage PPO
    Open Choice PPO
  • Ameritas
    Ameritas PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Benesys
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Bluegrass Family Health
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Choice Fund PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Georgia PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Illinois PPO
    Cigna Healthcare of Texas PPO
    Cigna Network
    Cigna PPO
    Dental PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Indemnity EPO
    Network Open Access
    Open Access Plus PPO
    Select Network PPO
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Comprehensive Medical and Dental Program (CMDP)
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
    Delta Insurance POS
  • Delta Dental of Washington
    Delta Dental Premier
  • Delta Health System
  • Dental Network of America
  • Dental Select
    Co-Insurance Platinum Option 1
    Co-Insurance Platinum Option 2
  • DenteMax
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Guardian
    DentalGuard Preferred
    Guardian PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • MetLife
    MetLife PDP
    MetLife PPO
  • MultiPlan
  • Optima Health
    Commercial PPO
  • PPO Plus
    PPO Plus PPO
  • Superior Dental Care
    Superior Dental Care POS
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • United Concordia
    Advantage Plus
    Advantage Plus PPO
    United Concordia POS
  • United Healthcare Dental
    UHC Dental 160
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Chua has admitting privileges

California Pacific Medical Center - California Campus
3700 California St
San Francisco, CA 94118
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California Pacific Medical Center - Davies Campus
Castro and Duboce Streets
San Francisco, CA 94114
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California Pacific Medical Center - Pacific Campus
2333 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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California Pacific Medical Center - Saint Luke's
3555 Cesar Chavez
San Francisco, CA 94110
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Chinese Hospital
845 Jackson St
San Francisco, CA 94133
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Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center
2425 Geary Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94115
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Kaiser Permanente South San Francisco Medical Center
1200 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080
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Mills-Peninsula Medical Center
1501 Trousdale Dr
Burlingame, CA 94010
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Saint Francis Memorial Hospital
900 Hyde St
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Seton Medical Center
1900 Sullivan Ave
Daly City, CA 94015
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St. Mary's Medical Center
450 Stanyan St
San Francisco, CA 94117
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UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
747 52nd St
Oakland, CA 94609
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UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion
1600 Divisadero St
San Francisco, CA 94115
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UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
505 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
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