As a native Pennsylvanian, Dr. Derby graduated from Penn State University, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Pre-medicine. She then earned her DMD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine, graduating with Honors in Clinical Dentistry. With special interest in oral rehabilitations, esthetics, and complex restorations, Dr. Derby completed a three-year Advanced Prosthodontics residency program at Harvard University School of Dental Medicine. During her time at Harvard, Dr. Derby conducted research in dental technology which also earned her a Master’s in Medicine Science (MMSc) degree.
Dr. Derby has been sharing her skills by teaching at all levels of higher education including clinical restorative dentistry with predoctoral students at Penn and Harvard Dental Center. She has a passion to foster and mentor those eager to learn so that they may have a positive experience and feel more confident. She brings this same passion when communicating and treating her patients. Dr. Derby’s patient-centered style of dentistry is matched with her ability to create and maintain beautiful healthy smiles through comprehensive treatment.
Dr. Derby is a professional member of organizations including the American Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontists, and the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics.
Outside of the dental office, Dr. Derby can be found volunteering in the community, practicing yoga and Pilates, cooking and sharing meals with loved ones, or still-life oil painting.