Derek Chenet, DDS
Dr. Chenet was actually born overseas at Misawa Air Base in Japan while Dr. Cedric Chenet (his father) was serving overseas as a dentist in the United States Air Force. He achieved his BA in Chemistry from Duke University before pursuing his Doctor of Dental Surgery at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine in 2016. During that time, 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 was also awarded the Henry Chang Jr Memorial Scholarship and the Academy Osseointegration Outstanding Dental Student in Implant Dentistry award.
Following this, Dr. Chenet 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. There he trained in the management of complex cases, fixed and removable prosthodontics, restorative dentistry, and implant placement and restoration. He became a Certified Invisalign Provider in 2015. His favorite part of this job is getting to work with his hands and use new technologies every day!
Dr. Chenet is from Melbourne, FL and works alongside his mom and dad at the practice. He also has two younger siblings, Zach and Nikolai, as well as a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Char. Outside of the office, he enjoys playing basketball and tennis, watching movies (both classic and current), doing photography, and reading and collecting comic books.