Derick Phan, DDS, CAGS

Dr. H. Derick Phan grew up in San Jose, California, and attended Leland High School, where he was a star volleyball player and track and field athlete. It’s a dream come true for him to be back in his home city, making beautiful smiles for the community in which he grew up. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of California Riverside, where he continued to play volleyball as well as work as a dental assistant and as a girls’ high school volleyball coach, discovering his two passions and talents: making beautiful smiles and volleyball. He followed his dream and received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry. Dr. Phan was then accepted to a prestigious graduate residency program at the Loma Linda VA Medical Center.

He went into private practice in the Salinas/Monterey Bay area as a family and cosmetic dentist, and then spent a year specializing in pediatric dentistry. He then switched coasts once again and completed his orthodontic residency at Jacksonville University Dental School of Orthodontics, where he completed his thesis on Invisalign® and interproximal reduction. This extensive experience and rigorous study has allowed Dr. Phan to become one of California’s leading orthodontists.

Dr. Phan has been in practice for over 15 years now and was featured as PHOENIX Magazine’s Top Orthodontist for 2006 and 2007. He was voted “Best Orthodontist” by But Tre Magazine in 2007 and received the Comfort Dental Gold Award for Clinical Excellence in 2008. He strives to stay on the forefront of the newest orthodontic techniques and technology by traveling all over the United States (and sometimes the world) for continuing education courses. He also serves as an Opal Evaluation Counsel member to help test, evaluate, research, and develop the latest orthodontic products.

Besides creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Phan enjoys many outdoor activities and is an avid snowboarder. He has also been a high school girls’ volleyball coach for over 12 years and has coached in five different states, taking his teams to the state and national level. He is a volleyball player as well, having competed at the high school, college, and professional club level. He still competes as a track and field athlete to this day, just as he did 25 years ago in high school.

As you can see from his pictures, he has stayed the path over the years and still does all the things he loves in life – sports and making beautiful smiles. Chances are, in his spare time you might see him at your local high school gym, on the track, or on the ski slopes. He is an active supporter of our local schools and contributes thousands of dollars every year to our schools, youth programs, and fundraising events. Dr. Phan is the largest provider for the foster kids of Santa Clara County, offering (and often donating) his services. He is married to Sierra Jaden and has a daughter, Remi.

Dr. Phan belongs to and is a member of many dental organizations. Below are just a few of the ones that he is an active member of:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • California Association of Orthodontists
  • California Dental Association
  • Santa Clara Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

Jimin Kang, DDS

Dr. Kang received her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of Maryland, where she graduated among the top of her class. Afterwards, she obtained a Master of Science in Ddntistry and certificate in orthodontics from the University of Colorado.

Dr. Kang is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. She is an active member of several dental organizations, such as the American Association of Orthodontists, Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, California Dental Association, American Dental Association and Southern Alameda County Dental Society.

In her free time, she loves to explore new places, try out new food and spend time with her family. She is excited to provide quality care and create beautiful smiles for patients.

Meet Our Team

When you visit Phan Orthodontics, our team works hard to help you feel comfortable and relaxed. Each member of our team is experienced and highly trained, as well as caring and friendly. We also have team members who speak English, Spanish, Filipino, and Vietnamese to accommodate your family’s needs. To learn more about us and to set up your next visit with Dr. Derick Phan, our orthodontist in Almaden Valley and San Jose, California, we invite you to call us today. We look forward to getting to know you!


Supervising Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

25 Years with the Practice


Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

26 Years with the Practice


Registered Dental Assistant (RDA)

5  Years with the Practice


Registered Dental Assistant (DA)

3 Years with the Practice


Scheduling Coordinator

3.5 Years with the Practice


Office Manager

14 Years with the Practice