Dr. Sarah Chang grew up in California but fulfilled her love for dentistry on the East Coast. She first earned her B.A from New York University before attending NYU’s College of Dentistry, which is ranked the #6 dental school in the nation. Dr. Chang then completed her general pediatric residency at Queens Hospital Center and her pediatric residency at St Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, where she served as the Chief Resident. Currently, Dr. Chang owns and acts as the lead doctor of Post Oak Pediatric Dentistry. You can always find her in the office smiling and enthusiastically treating patients.
Although Dr. Chang has completed her formal dental education, she remains committed to lifelong learning and acquiring new skills to better the health of her patients. Since 2020, she has been researching and practicing interventions to treat frenectomies, enact myofunctional therapy, and subside sleep disordered breathing.
Outside of the practice, Dr. Chang is the proud mother of Ian (9), Joy (8), and Tim (7). While they keep her hands happily full, she also enjoys tennis, yoga, golf, and travelling in her free time. In fact, she has completed 3 mission trips to Russia, China, and Kenya.
· American Board of Pediatric Dentistry – Board Certified
· American Academy of Psychological Medicine and Dentistry
· American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
· American Academy of Facial Esthetics
· Georgia Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
· Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry
· Airway, Sleep & Pediatrics Pathway (ASAP) Trained
· Healthy Start - Certified Provider
· Tots to Teens (TOTS) Trained
· Myomentor Trained
· Licensed Dentist in state of Georgia, California, New York
· Dentistry 4 Children, Lead Doctor: Suwanee/ Austell/ Cumming, GA
· Nanston Dental Group, Lead Doctor Lawrenceville/ Kennesaw, GA
· Chief resident at St. Barnabas Hospital
· Straight Wire Orthodontics from American Orthodontic Society
At Post Oak Pediatric Dentistry, we believe every child is precious - therefore we treat every child in our office as if they were our own. Like our patients, Joy, Ian, and Tim are all preparing for their next steps. In July 2021, Dr. Chang performed frenectomies on her children as a preventative measure for potential issues associated with mouth-breathing and speech impediments. Joy, Ian, and Tim can also be seen in the office receiving regular cleanings, learning new hygiene habits, and testing out the newest waiting room toys.
Just as a pediatricians specialize in children's health, pediatric dentists are experts in the growth and development of children's mouths. They can spot problems such as early decay or crowded teeth - and correct them - before they do major damage.
Pediatric dentists know as much about kids as they do about children's dentistry. They undergo extensive training in child development and child psychology, which means they can calm kids fears about dentists and make visiting the dentist a fun, positive experience.
We are committed to helping kids learn how to properly care for their teeth and develop the good brushing habits that get their smiles started out right. The specialized care at Post Oak Pediatric Dentistry can make a big difference in the way your child feels about going to the dentist. This can have a major impact on the way a child cares for their teeth!
"I love to see kids smile and I'm committed to giving them the best dental care available to make their smiles healthy and beautiful. That is why I stay so active in professional associations and continuing education. It takes a lot of work to keep up with the latest techniques but it's worth it when I see bright, healthy teeth smiling back at me after an exam."
"It's important that kids feel relaxed and comfortable with their dentist. That's why our office is filled with toys and activities." We have a tooth-brushing center, where kids can see their teeth while we show them how to brush, and we send a pink-costumed bear, Molly the Molar Bear, and smiling Lion to local schools and day-care centers to teach kids about caring for their teeth. "I believe the positive experiences the children enjoy in our office encourage them to take an active role in taking good care of their smiles for the rest of their lives."
"Kids need a dentist who understands how to care for their teeth as they develop. I spent years learning what those needs are, and I'm committed to continuing my education so that I can provide the latest, best treatments available to help kids build strong, healthy smiles."
"Offering quality care means keeping up with the latest equipment and techniques, such as digital x-rays and air-abrasion, no-drill dentistry for pain-free fillings."
"Wearing braces isn't the traumatic experience it used to be. With early intervention, kids can wear their braces for much shorter periods of time - and with the latest equipment, they choose from nearly invisible tooth-colored braces or bright, fun colors, like glow- dark or their favorite team colors."