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Get to Know Dr. Derek Funk

Sweeny dentist Derek Funk DDS

Dr. Funk has been working in the dental field for eight years and counting, and his favorite part of this job is getting to spend so much quality time with his amazing patients and talented staff members on a daily basis. He can’t wait to welcome you and your loved ones to Sweeny Family Dental! To learn more about his background, keep reading below:

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

Dr. Funk treating young patient

Dr. Funk is actually a 3rd generation dentist (his brother is one too!), and he grew up watching the strong relationships that both his dad and his grandpa developed over the years with local families. He wanted to build those same lasting relationships and help people not only experience healthier smiles but feel better about their appearances too through dedicated oral healthcare.

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dental school building

After attending Brigham Young University for his undergraduate, Dr. Funk’s college career took him to the UCLA School of Dentistry, where he received the merit-based Dean’s scholarship. After graduating with his doctorate, he has continued to pursue advanced training at an exceptional level and currently has 100+ continuing education hours logged in dental implant and oral surgery, orthodontics, and the latest techniques regarding dentures, cosmetic care, and restorative care. He has studied at the Academy of GP Orthodontics and completed the AGD MasterTrack® program. He is currently a member of the following organizations:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of GP Orthodontics

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Funk and his family smiling together

Whenever he isn’t busy at work, you can likely find Dr. Funk with his wife Krista and their four beautiful children – family is truly his #1 priority! He enjoys doing all sorts of activities with the kids, such as riding bikes, swimming, and playing sports. He has coached their soccer and baseball teams and also enjoys volunteering at his local church and as an adult leader for the local Boy Scout troop. When it comes to his own personal hobbies, he is passionate about cycling, especially mountain biking.