May Chang Dentistry
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May Chang Dentistry
May M. Chang, DDS
Portland, OR













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Pediatric dental care

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:30 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Roland M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I met and received consultation from Dr. Mistry who was quite pleasant and professional when discussing my dental appraisal. I also met and had my teeth cleaned from a recently hired dental hygienist, whose name I don’t recall. Both of these people were typical of Dr. Chang’s office staff, efficient, professional and friendly. I have been a patient of Dr. Chang for over 25 years. She is a wonderful dentist and a charming person. I also want to acknowledge her receptionist, Debra Henry, the face of the business. She is always kind, helpful and has a great sense of humor, which I love.

Chloe Cruz (Source: Google)


The whole staff went above and beyond to take safety and precaution measures given the pandemic. The place felt very clean, welcoming, and was beautiful! I had a great cleaning experience, and Dr. Mystery was very kind and knowledgeable. The staff was also helpful and understanding of what procedures and costs would be in reviewing and advising what was necessary based on my check up. I highly recommend this office to others!

Marie V. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


As a retired physician I am very aware and appreciative of the attention to detail that I have found in Dr. May Chang’s practice.  My fist encounter with the practice was an emergency visit after my previous dentist had retired. The staff was very responsive to my dilemma, and Dr. Chang fit me into her schedule that day, got me started on antibiotics and referred me to an endodontist. On my first scheduled visit I was very impressed by Dr. Chang’s hands on training in proper oral hygiene, the basis of oral health. Dr. Chang’s website has a lot of very useful information, including what to do in dental emergencies, as well as outlining the measures taken in the office to keep patients safe during the pandemic. Dr. Mistry is Dr. Chang’s partner, and has the same focus on patient care that Dr. Chang does. I consider myself and my family members to be most fortunate to have found Dr. May Chang and her team.

Nancy P. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


May Chang has been our family dentist for over 20 years and we highly recommend her.  She is thorough, highly skilled and creative in solving the dental challenges we have had – from fillings to crowns to bridges. Dental specialists we’ve been referred to often comment on the high quality of her work.  May is always gentle, caring, and very friendly, as is her wonderful staff.

Nancy Powell (Source: Google)


Although Covid19 presents new challenges for dental visits, Dr. Chang and her team stepped up safety protocols thoroughly and efficiently to make the experience very comfortable. My friendly hygienist greeted me at the door, then took my temperature and followed with the Covid19 risk questions. She explained the new venting systems in place, which remove the aerosols created during cleaning procedures. It took a minute or so to become accustomed to the new sounds and feel of them as she examined, cleaned, and polished my teeth. (It was pleasant to admire the lovely garden while being attended to by the hygienist!) Dr Chang then came in for a final exam and to follow up on some of the issues that have been developing. She provided expert advice and suggestions, as she has over the years. I have complete confidence in her, and know my dental care with Dr Chang is the best.

Shannon M. from Happy Valley, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to May for over 15 years and my husband and his family have been going for more than twenty five years. She is extremely thorough and her care is all encompassing. Her staff is great – Deborah at the front desk customizes her approach by asking if you want to communicate via email, text or phone calls (or all of the listed), Brooke is my chosen hygentist and she is warm, caring and sensitive to dental anxiety.  I highly recommend May Chang and her whole staff.

Siri H. from Beaverton, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Chang for about 12 years now and thought I’d write a review now because of how the practice has managed the pandemic. They’ve kept us up-to-date with a monthly newsletter throughout, and during a recent cleaning, I had a chance to experience firsthand the measures they’re taking to protect the safety of both patient and practitioner. Reading through the other reviews before writing my own, I had to laugh at the similarities between my experience and that of Lars S (9/14). I too came to Dr. Chang on the recommendation of my former dentist, who knew her as an undergrad and couldn’t praise her enough. And like Lars, I’ve also had her work (in my case a partial crown) spontaneously praised by a dentist. I don’t think these parallels are a coincidence. She’s just that good!

Sheri Gorman (Source: Google)


Our family has been seeing Dr. Chang for all of our dental needs for over 25 years. We always look forward (as much as possible for dental work!) to seeing Dr. Chang and her staff, and am confident that we are receiving the best dental hygiene care and filling/crown work possible. Our eldest son, who is living on his own, has had other dentists admire the careful work that was done by Dr. Chang.

Michelle Helman (Source: Google)


I actually enjoy being at the dentist! I never though I’d say that after a rough dental childhood. Now I learn new things each time I go and leave feeling relaxed and renewed. Brooke does a fantastic job with cleaning and teaching and I highly recommend Dr. Chang for your dental needs!

Sarah L. from Lake Oswego, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang has been our family dentist for almost 20 years from the time our 3 boys were toddlers till today now that they are full-grown adults.  She and her staff offer the highest quality of care with great attention to the individual’s needs.  We drive a long distance to her office but it is well worth the trouble.  She is awesome!

Gretchen B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


After recently moving to NE Portland from Milwaukie, I needed a new dentist but procrastinated for some time because of my dental-phobic issues…I really wanted someone who would just let me get my teeth cleaned and leave me alone, but figured that wouldn’t happen given the delayed maintenance work that I knew would need to be done. I finally settled on Dr. May Chang due to her positive recommendations and made an initial appt. I think that the staff could see me coming a mile away – another one of THOSE patients who hate going to the dentist and want to refuse everything and has no pain tolerance whatsoever in their mouths… Still, they were unfailingly pleasant, even when I cried during dental probing and again during the full-mouth x-rays (which are so painful in a small mouth!). Once Dr. Chang announced the long list of things that needed to be done (including fixing cracked/crumbing fillings, fixing a cracked molar, etc.), I was just a basket case. But I bravely made 3 subsequent appts to get the work done over while insurance deductible is met for the year. The first of those appointments (to plane my upper molars with deep tissue pockets) turned out to be quite a traumatic experience as I was reminded, yet again, that i don’t cope well with dental injections. I was crying, trembling, with my rational brain completely off-line – what a mess. They were able to get me numb and do the work, but then suggested that 1) my next appt is preceded by a pre-med for relaxation and 2) we combine future appts as possible to minimize the need for injections. They didn’t want to see me so upset and just make it all worse for me. So this morning I had round #2, pre-medded, and what a lovely difference. I actually dozed most of the time, with their headphones on listening to music, really not caring much about what they were doing in my mouth. Three hours flew by, and I was smiling on the way out of the door. Although I will always be dental-phobic, Dr Chang and her staff are trying as hard as they can to get my mouth back into health shape without further traumatizing me, making my fear worse. I think we’ve got a good start. She has been so patient with me, working hard to balance her need to do good dental work with my need not to be further traumatized. I think we’ll work it out, and she gets 5 stars for the effort that she and her staff are putting forth.

Brad Mckenzie (Source: Google)


Dr Chang and her team take great care of me and my family. She is one of the few Dentists that have perfected the art and science of Dentistry to such a high level. Her work inspires dentists world wide. My experience is as a patient, dentist, and as a faculty dentist at OHSU school of Dentistry.

Will H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


For a dentist, doctor, or any other professional your judgement should not be based on what I or anybody else in the Internet peanut gallery has to say. Instead, speak with other dentists in Portland. Time and time again they will tell you that May Chang is the best in the city. I unfortunately had some teeth issues and was referred to a number of specialists around town. Each praised the quality of May’s work, her professionalism, and her skill. I’ve been going to her forever. Friendly, accommodating, and above all….she is the best in her field.

Kate G. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been going to Dr. Chang for 10 years, initially at the advice of my partner, who’d already been seeing her for much longer. Over this period of time she has replaced a lot of previous work from a decade of so earlier. Among other fixes, I got some gold inlays in some molars, which are so beautiful I still admire them secretly in the bathroom mirror. With the help of the thorough and consistent teaching of home care I get from the Fabulous Phong — the hygienist — I expect them to last for my remaining 40 or so years on the planet. I’ve heard that there are only one or two dentists left in town who know how to do gold. Apparently it’s a dying art, because everybody opts for the cheaper porcelain fillings — which are not really cheaper, since they have a limited lifespan. Besides doing excellent dental work, Dr. Chang is so compassionate, and never makes me feel bad for being such a pain wimp that I can’t even stand the needle that you get to prevent the pain. Her assistant is totally knowledgeable and ON IT, anticipating everything Mae Chang is doing, and she too is extremely kind and sensitive about what the patient is feeling, plus she is highly skilled at understanding what a patient is saying in spite of what their mouth is full of. Pam has a whole bag of tricks for making the patient feel as comfortable as possible during a procedure. And then there’s Debra (Deborah?), the wonderfully welcoming, amiable, and astute receptionist, who can speak, understand, and translate the impossible language of insurance, billing, and the like. In short, I have never experienced a single less-than-wonderful staff member at Dr. Chang’s office. Quality attracts quality, and Dr. Chang knows how to pick ’em. And the extremely low turnover proves they’re not just pretending to like what they do. Who doesn’t hate getting dental work? But I really look forward to seeing the people that go with it!

Kisar D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang and her staff are awesome! I love my dental hygienist, Brooke, because she is not only personable and offers amazing customer service, but she makes my teeth look amazing. In addition, Dr. Chang is very professional, she knows her Dentistry and she is the best in Portland, Oregon. My previous dentist and orthodontist were in Newport Beach, California, so I know what good service is all about! Dr. Chang and her staff are the real deal! You will not be disappointed!

Claudia Toth (Source: Facebook)


I recently had to get new insurance and my number one requirement for dental was that Dr. May Chang was in network. For the last five years I’ve seen Dr. Chang, and Phuong has cleaned my teeth 2x a year. They are excellent and I am grateful for their expertise and care.

Claire Viarengo (Source: Google)


As a retired physician I am very aware and appreciative of the attention to detail that I have found in Dr. May Chang’s practice. My fist encounter with the practice was an emergency visit after my previous dentist had retired. The staff was very responsive to my dilemma, and Dr. Chang fit me into her schedule that day, got me started on antibiotics and referred me to an endodontist. On my first scheduled visit I was very impressed by Dr. Chang’s hands on training in proper oral hygiene, the basis of oral health. Dr. Chang’s website has a lot of very useful information, including what to do in dental emergencies, as well as outlining the measures taken in the office to keep patients safe during the pandemic. Dr. Mistry is Dr. Chang’s partner, and has the same focus on patient care that Dr. Chang does. I consider myself and my family members to be most fortunate to have found Dr. May Chang and her team.

Judith Y. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


How many people can wholeheartedly say they love their dentist? I can! Dr Chang is a superlative dentist and her entire team is friendly, professional and invested in offering excellent service. They know and care about their clients. And they have great protocols in place for safety and comfort during the pandemic. I recommend Dr Chang and her staff without reservation. They are a shining example of how to run a business and how to attract and retain customers.

Sheila H. from Southeast Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr.  Chang has been my dentist for several years and I have always received excellent care.  I recently chipped my front tooth and called her office in the morning hoping to see her that day.   She thankfully was able to accommodate me. I was absolutely amaze at the results. Not only is the tooth a perfect color match, but it feels and looks completely natural. I left her office with my smile back….and gratitude for having such a gifted dentist.

John B. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Chang and her fabulous staff has been taking care of my family for years. And they treat us like family, always interested in our lives and our well-being. Dr. Chang is incredibly talented, no-nonsense, and a kind soul to boot. Despite my lapses in good dental habits, Dr. Chang and the hygienists on staff are patient with me and treat me kindly, taking extra time with me to help me understand what’s going on with my teeth, while suggesting ways for me to improve my dental health. Though going to the dentist is at the bottom of my list of favorite activities, I always feel well taken care of and trust in their expertise.

Michelle Harshburger (Source: Google)


I love the team at Dr. May Chang’s office! They are warm, inviting and kind. The work they do for your teeth was beyond my expectation. I am grateful for the time, effort and attention to detail they do. Dr. Chang does amazing work because she gets the job done right and with attention to the details. Deborah is the most awesome receptionist and Brooke is my favorite hygienist. Thank you ladies for the work you do 🙂

Janice Huskey (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Chang for seems like my lifetime and will continue to do so as long as she will have me. I moved to Nehalem 4 years ago and I don’t mind the drive. She’s great and I honestly believe she cares about my teeth and my overall health in general. Her staff is also top notch always smiling always extra helpful and concerned. You will love being greeted by Debra as you walk in the door and it is all uphill from there. My only concern is that you care about your teeth as much as they do.

Christine Dixon (Source: Facebook)


May and her team have made going to the dentist tolerable again. My anxiety of going to the dentist prevented me from getting very important dental work done, May has made me feel comfortable and at ease with even very difficult procedures. I now can get out of my car, walk in and get work done without feeling like I need seditives! Love the whole team!

Nancy T. from Seaside, OR (Source: Yelp)


I had not been to a dentist in about 15 years. I found great comfort and relaxation under the care of Dr Chang. She helped me get beyond the fear of dentistry, and was able to make room for me after suddenly needing a crown on an upper tooth. Dr Chang has a wonderful staff as well!

Moxi L. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr Chang and her group are always amazing.  I’m a doctor and have been seeing her for several years after she was recommended by another physician. She and her staff provide excellent, thorough care, and she is straightforward but not overzealous in treating. There are several instances she has opted to “just watch” areas of concern, recommending better home/ conservative care.  My procedures with her have had wonderful outcomes and were performed very efficiently. Her techs are thorough, gentle, friendly, and the whole experience is fantastic. Her office sends email updates on their handling of the pandemic, and they were 100% careful and sterile in my recent visit. I’m thrilled to have such a great dentist.

Tamarama K. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang and her staff are the best.  Completely professional, knowledgeable and kind.  Dr. Chang is an artist and has done beautiful fillings on front teeth with challenging color matching.  I would recommend her to anyone who is looking for a talented, accessible local dentistry practice.

Mark R. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I was new to Portland and needed to find a dentist. After browsing through Yelp, etc. I made an appointment with Dr. Chang. (Admittedly, the location helped–I live about a mile from her office.) Apart from one technical glitch early on–I filled out a form on her website, asking to be contacted for an appointment, and never heard back–my experience with Dr. Chang’s office has been superb. The office is easy to find and very nice–bright, cheerful, and clean. Everyone from the receptionist to Dr. Chang herself is exceptionally pleasant and helpful. And Dr. Chang clearly cares about her work and her patients. She spent A LOT of time with me during my initial exam and cleaning, checking everything very thoroughly, asking me lots of questions, and really listening to my answers. She even asked to watch me floss, then gave me pointers in how to do it better. When I checked out I realized, to my dismay, that Dr. Chang was not included among the dentists covered by my plan. (My bad for not checking that beforehand.) Rather than find another dentist, I immediately called my insurance provider and upgraded my plan so I could return to Dr. Chang. Glad I found her.

Tamara King (Source: Google)


Dr. May Chang and her staff are great! Dr. Chang put tiny fillings in my two front teeth twice because I accidentally chipped one of them after the first time and she got them just perfect both times and spent as much time as was necessary to make sure I was happy with them. Dr. Chang fixed my son’s teeth, too, which had some spots of discoloration, and they are perfect. She is truly a tooth artist.

Fritz Prier (Source: Google)


My experience at Dr. Changs’ office is always really positive and great. I am so thankful to have a dentist who is kind, caring and innovative. Her experience is superior to any dentist I have ever seen. Her dental assistant is awesome. There is no better choice then Dr Chang. I have and will continue to refer all my friends and family to Dr. Chang. Her staff is fun and friendly. Everyone needs a great dentist, I highy recommend this office she does beautiful work.

Lars S. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Chang is an excellent dentist. I was referred to her when I moved here 10 years ago, by my dentist in another city, who had gone to school with her at UCSF (one of the top schools in the world!). SInce then she has taken excellent care of my family’s teeth. What I like about her: 1. She and her staff are kind, attentive, prompt, caring and helpful. 2. Dr Chang is excellent at diagnosing and has great technical skills. My friend who is a dentist in San Francisco looked at an inlay she did for me and was very impressed with her work. 3. She does not do unnecessary X-rays 4. My hygienist, Phong, is great. She pays close attention to change from visit to visit and she makes getting your teeth cleaned as comfortable as possible. 5. You are always greeted with a smile at reception…and paperwork is handled very smoothly. Deborah is so organized that before you’ve finished your appointment she has her schedule book open for your follow-up, and all of your insurance paperwork fully arranged.

Rochelle H. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


After having a number of fillings throughout childhood, I needed a lot of dental work. Dr Chang thoroughly and meticulously replaced the worn out fillings with seamless gold crowns. She also prepped and placed an implant that gave me the best smile I’ve ever had!
For quality dental work, I doubt you can find better.

Vincent M. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have lived in Portland for almost 20 yrs and by far she is the best dentist I have had (I have been with two others in the past). Her clinical expertise impressed me. I have had bruxism for as far back as I can recall and have several crowns. My previous dentists were quick to provide the “latest and greatest” dental appliances which may work for some but had failed me and in one case caused more damage. She is the first dentist to provide a bite guard that has lasted over a year AND the first one to identify that my bite was off and worked to repair the problem. Subsequently my TMJ has dramatically improved and my crowns fit great. She may not have all the latest experimental gadgets larger clinics may offer but her work is solid, she is caring, honest and direct when it comes to dental care. The clinic is very clean, well organized and her staff are quite friendly and compassionate. I went to her on a recommendation from a coworker and I would recommend her to friends and family without hesitation.

Mary D. from Portland, OR (Source: Yelp)


I have had 4 different dentists since living in Portland and I am so happy I found Dr. Chang!  I will not change dentists again.  Both she and her staff are kind, professional and courteous.  Appointments run on time.  She does not try to “sell” you anything like so many dentists do these days.  She is a great educator about taking care of your teeth!

Allen C. Bray (Source: Facebook)


May always lets me know what my part is in keeping the health of my mouth & teeth. I never knew was flossing wrong, they taught me the correct way to floss & brush. Along with foods and drink that should be avoided, or moderate amounts. I Always feel like they truly care about me like family.

Benneth Husted (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Chang is the best dentist I have ever had and I’m almost 70. I have been going to her for 15 years and now drive from Hillsboro to her office in Hollywood district because I trust her so much. Very skillful A+


Creating Beautiful Healthy Smiles. Dr. Chang has been restoring and enhancing the natural beauty and health of teeth for the past 30 years. We focus on thorough exams, checking the overall health of your teeth and gums. Not only are we focused on the beauty of your smile, we are also concerned about your health. We pride ourselves in treating the patient right. We listen to your concerns and work to help you understand your dental needs. We teach you to take care of your teeth to prevent future problems. We will also work within your insurance yearly maximums and your budget and prioritize your dental treatment so dental work can be planned out over a course of years to help control costs. We are detail and preventative oriented and do beautiful restorations. Our goal is to make long lasting restorations because we understand no one wants more dental work than necessary. We like happy patients that stay in our practice so that we see future generations of the same family. Our office has quite a history. The building was built in 1920's as a residence. In the 40's and 50's, it was a popular Swedish Smorgasbord named Touch of Sweden. Richard Nixon spoke from our front porch when he was running for vice presidency! The back of the office was extended to make living quarters for the owners of the restaurant. In the late 50's, Dr. Willard Weeks took over the space as a dental office and it has been a dental office now for over 60 years . Another addition was added to the back when Dr. Paulsen came to practice in the late 60's. In 1986, I fell in love with this space. It had the old fashioned warm neighborhood feel I wanted close in town. It's been over 34 years now with a full tear down remodel in 2008. We added Dr. Kiran Mistry as a second doctor September 2019 to help with our growing practice. We have tried to maintain that same warm friendly neighborhood ambiance throughout these years. We have been in business since 1986. College at the University of California, Berkeley - 1980. Dental School at the University of California, San Francisco - 1984. Member of Academy of General Dentistry, Academy of Operative Dentistry, Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs, ADA, ODA, MDS. Fellow of the American College of Dentist and the International College of Dentist. On going member of the Columbia Periodontal Research Study Club at OHSU since 1985 and the Oregon Gold Study Club at OHSU since 1986. Mentor of the Academy of RV Tucker Study Clubs. Adjunct Faculty at OHSU. Voted as one of Portland's Top Dentists in Portland Monthly Magazine 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2019. The entire office are avid continuing education learners. We volunteer at Creston Children's Clinic, Senior Smiles Program Dentist, and at the Mission of Mercy Portland. We have traveled to The Dominican Republic to provide dental treatment with Project Helping Hands