Dr. Chang has a general anesthesia permit issued by the state of California. In order to obtain a permit in general anesthesia, a dental specialist must meet the educational requirements set forth by the Dental Board of California which includes actual hospital-based anesthesia training. Other requirements include inspection of the surgical facility and safety equipment and demonstration of competency in anesthesia care and emergency resuscitation in the presence of two assigned Dental Board Examiners. The dental specialist must also have current Advanced Cardiac Life Support certification (ACLS).

Dr. Chang serves as an anesthesia examiner/evaluator for the Dental Board of California.