“The best part of my job is working with my hands and using new technologies every day”  – Dr. Derek Chenet


Dentistry runs in the Chenet family. Dr. Derek Chenet was born at the Misawa Air Base in Japan while his father, Dr. Cedric Chenet, served overseas as a dentist in the United States Air Force. 

He achieved his bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Duke University before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. While at school, he was selected as one of six students to take part in the Comprehensive Implantology Continuum, where he received extensive training in implant treatment planning, surgery, and restoration. He also earned the Henry Chang Jr. Memorial Scholarship and the Academy Osseointegration Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry award. Additionally, he completed two years of post-graduate training in a General Practice Residency at the James J. Peters Veterans Affairs Medical Center in association with Mount Sinai Hospital, where he trained in the management of complex cases, fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, and implant placement and restoration. In 2015, he became a Certified Invisalign Provider. Today, Dr. Chenet works alongside his dad and wife, Dr. Veronica Yu at Dental Excellence Melbourne.

“The best part of my job is working with my hands and using new technologies every day!” said
Dr. Chenet. 

Outside of the office, he enjoys photography, playing basketball and tennis, watching movies, reading and collecting comic books.

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