Dr. Russell Chang is well known in the Los Alamitos community and beyond as a warm and caring professional who delivers outstanding orthodontic results. He works closely with both general dentists and specialists to provide the Chang Signature Smile for each patient. Dr. Chang follows in both his father's and grandfather's footsteps. His grandfather, Dr. Sau Yee Chang, was the first dentist on the island of Kauai and first Chinese American to be Vice President of the American Dental Association.
Dr. Chang graduated from his grandfather’s alma mater, Northwestern University completing his residency in Orthodontics and Masters of Science degree in Cranial Facial Biology. Dr. Chang graduated high school from the Punahou School in Oahu, Hawaii. He completed his undergraduate studies and earned his dental degree from the University of Southern California. He has three wonderful children with his wife Dr. Stephanie Dodson Chang, a periodontist.
In addition to being a long term member of the Cleft Lip and Palate Team at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, Dr. Chang has served as a lecturer and assistant professor in the Orthodontic Departments of the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles Schools of Dentistry. Dr. Chang also works with the Stramsky Center for Craniofacial Development at Miller Children’s Hospital.
Technology, the most advanced clinical techniques, and instrumentation are critical to the outstanding results delivered by Dr. Chang and his Team. Attending many meetings both locally and internationally is a part of his routine on a frequent basis to keep ChangOrthodontics at the cutting edge of the art and science of orthodontic treatment.
Commitment to Community
Dr. Chang has served as president of the Children's Dental Health Foundation at Memorial Hospital and the Rotary Club of Los Alamitos. He deeply cares for the Los Alamitos community and has worked with local charitable organizations over the years, including the Casa Youth Shelter and the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach.
ChangOrthodontics proudly sponsors many organizations focused on families and youth in our community including the Los Alamitos Youth Sports Program, Los Alamitos High School, Cypress High School, Valley Christian, Mater Dei, Servite High School, Boy Scouts of America - his son is an Eagle Scout, Girl Scouts of America, Race on the Base, Run Seal Beach, St. Hedwigs School, Los Alamitos Youth Baseball, and our local elementary and middle schools.
Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Served as President of the Harbor Dental Society
- Trustee of the California Dental Association
Dr. Chang is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the American College of Dentists.