Meet Dr. Derrick Young

Meet Dr. Derrick Young

I love orthodontics because it allows me to have an opportunity to change my patients’ lives by giving them more confidence and improving their oral health. Working with a wide age range of patients is fun, interesting, and challenging. I enjoy getting to know my patients and learning what their goals are while they’re in treatment.

No two patients are the same, and that makes my job really enjoyable. Orthodontics is a profession where you can see a person grow throughout their treatment and gain confidence as I help create a beautiful smile. It is truly a rewarding experience.

Education

  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Orthodontic certificate – Indiana University School of Dentistry graduate orthodontic program
  • Master of Science in Dentistry – Indiana University School of Dentistry graduate orthodontic program

Continuing Education

Continuing education is important to me, so I attend numerous courses every year, with a focus on new technologies and treatment techniques. I want to be able to offer any and all advances in orthodontics today that will benefit my patients and make their orthodontic experience the best it can be. Orthodontic techniques and treatments are constantly changing, and I believe it is critical to stay informed on these changes in order to make sure my patients receive the best possible care.

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists
  • Indiana Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • First District Dental Society of Indiana

In addition to these organizations, I am an active member of the community through sponsorships of various community organizations and schools.

Outside the Office

My wife Kelly and I have four children: Olivia, Katelyn, Dylan, and Carter. I love spending time with my family, golfing, hunting, fishing, and playing sports.