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, Chenet works alongside his dad and fiancée, 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 Chenet. “The Space Coast region is one of the fastest growing areas in the country. With the increased importance being placed on engineering and computer science jobs, I am hoping for an injection of youth that will bring more diversity and excitement to the area.”
Company Name: Dental Excellence Melbourne, Cedric C Chenet, DDS, PA
Title: Doctor of Dental Surgery, Master of Arts in Science and Education
Location: Melbourne, FL
Education: B.S. in Chemistry, Duke University, Doctor of Dental Surgery, Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, M.A. From Teachers College at Columbia University
Years in area: 1
Years in Industry: 6