Meet Dr. Andrew Chang
Dr. Andrew Chang was born and raised in State College, PA, and graduated from State College Area High School in 2002. Dr. Chang earned his bachelors degree in 2006 from the Pennsylvania State University where he majored in Microbiology and minored in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. Dr. Chang went on to receive his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry in 2011. During that time, he was able to participate in mission trips to both the Dominican Republic and Haiti to provide treatment for communities with little to no access to dental care. In dental school, he was awarded the Martin N. Kravitt Award for Excellence in Clinical Ability. Dr. Chang continued on to complete his specialty training in Endodontics at Temple University in 2013, and practiced in his hometown State College, PA for 9 years before branching off on his own in Mifflinburg with his wife, Dr. Laura Gecina. Dr. Chang also currently serves as part time clinical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh Endodontic department since 2015.
Dr. Chang believes that all Endodontic issues arise from a microbial and cellular origin, and utilizes his background in microbiology and biochemistry to thoroughly diagnose, treat, and troubleshoot each patient’s specific issue.
Dr. Chang is a board eligible Endodontist and is currently a member of the American Association of Endodontists, the American Dental Association and the Pennsylvania Dental Association. Dr. Chang served as previous Secretary, Treasurer, and President of the Seventh District Centre Dental Society.
Dr. Chang is proud to be back in Central Pennsylvania, helping the people he grew up around. Dr. Chang’s wife, Dr. Laura Gecina practices Endodontics along side of him, and together, they have a daughter Ryen, a son Brendan, and a dog Barley. In his spare time, Dr. Chang loves traveling, good food, skiing and hiking.