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When you come to the best dentist in Rockville MD, you will find that we believe in providing a painless, comfortable environment and our whole team cares about our patients, including our dentists. Everyone on our staff has both training and experience to ensure your dental procedures are handled with exceptional care and are painless. The goal of our natural dentist as well as the rest of the staff is to ensure your experience is a good one and that is why we specialize in full mouth dental implants, dentures, general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, and endodontic dentistry so that we can handle any needs that may come along.

If you are looking for a prosthodontist near me, then look no further.  Read below to meet Dr. Linkous!

Be sure to look at our feedback and you will see that patients continue to choose us because we offer an experience they always prefer when they need dental treatments.


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Our team is here for our patients in the Rockville MD area, so contact us today at 301-424-2030 or fill out our contact form and one of our friendly staff will get back with you. We are available throughout the week and our experienced staff will answer any questions you may have.   Come see why patients and the media are calling us the best dentist in Rockville MD!

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Dennis Norkiewicz DDS

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Dennis S. Norkiewicz, DDS, FAGD

Over the course of his career, Pennsylvania native and Rockville, Maryland area dentist Dennis Norkiewicz has established himself as one of the preeminent professionals in his field of dentistry. He has been voted best dentist in Rockville MD by his peers.  He has helped thousands of patients improve their smiles and oral health with fillings, crowns, dentures and dental implants.

His reputation for producing radiant, aesthetically pleasing new smiles, permanent implant teeth, beautiful dentures and restorative dentistry is unparalleled in the United States, earning him praise from his patients, respect from his colleagues, and attention from the media as a super dentist.

He and his team of experienced, knowledgeable dental professionals have created an atmosphere of comfort, care, and friendliness at Rockville Dental Arts, which is uncommon in today’s medical practices.  If you are in need of a walk in dentist then you should visit Dr. Norkiewicz and Rockville Dental Arts.

His History

Prior to entering private practice as a Washington DC area dentist, Dr. Norkiewicz had the benefit of an exceptional educational and training background. Dr. Norkiewicz received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Maryland. His advanced post-graduate studies included a 1-year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program where he trained under the Army’s top specialists in all fields of dentistry, focusing on Full Mouth Reconstructions, Anterior (frontal) Aesthetics, Dental Implants, Complex Occlusion, and TMJ Treatment.

Currently, Dr. Norkiewicz continues to pursue ongoing education and training in order to stay abreast of the latest techniques in the field. Dr. Dennis Norkiewicz has built a team of professionals with peerless experience, credentials, and talent.

The result is an intimate practice that adheres to the highest possible standards at all times.

Dr. Norkiewicz and the Rockville Dental Arts team share a passionate commitment to the complete satisfaction and comfort of their patients, as well as to uncompromising excellence in dentistry. To be accepted as a member of this elite team is considered an achievement in itself!

Are you a native Marylander?
Nope. Originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

What do you like most about working at Rockville Dental Arts?
My fantastic staff and great patients make it exciting to go to work every day!

What do you like to do when you are not at Rockville Dental Arts?
Hanging with my kids, Luke (14) and Dylan (11), as well as my best friend and wife of 19 years. I also like traveling, working out and playing golf.

How often should you go to the dentist?   Every 6 months for a teeth cleaning and check up examination by a professional dentist!

james linkous

James Linkous, DMD


Dr. James Linkous received his doctorate of medical dentistry degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine and completed his prosthodontic residency training at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (“The President’s Hospital”)in Bethesda, Maryland.  So if you are looking for a prosthodontist near me, then you found one.

Dr. Linkous also has a master’s degree in oral biology from the Uniformed Services University.  He has taken hundreds of hours of continuing education, with emphasis on advanced cosmetic dentistry, ceramic science, adhesive dentistry, implant therapy, and sleep dentistry.

He is a Member of the American Dental Association, a Diplomate of the American Board of Prosthodontics, a Fellow of the American College of Prosthodontists, a Member of the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics, a Member of the Northern Virginia Dental Society, and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. While serving in the Navy, Dr. Linkous was also a member of the United States Navy’s Surgeon General Assessment Cell (SGAC), a team of subject matter experts in medicine in dentistry, and assisted in the SGAC’s publications for publications IV, V, VI, and VIII.

Dr. Linkous is passionate about what dentistry can offer people and strives to make the life of his patients healthier and happier.

What is a DMD dentist?  It is just a different designation for the dental degree, also known as, Doctor of Dental Medicine.  There is no difference between the DMD degree and the DDS degree, students receive the same education.

What kind of dentist does dentures?  Most dentists do dentures, but if you want permanent dentures that will be perfect for your mouth then you should trust a prosthodontist near me.

How often should you get routine checkups at the dentist?  The ADA recommends, as do I, to get regular checkups every 6 months to prevent small problems from becoming bigger more expensive problems.


Taruna Purihella, DDSTaruna Purihella, DDS


Dr. Taruna Purihella received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee and graduated with distinction for service to the American Student Dental Association. She has a masters degree in Biomedical Science with an emphasis in Oral Biology from Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. She received her undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and is a proud Hokie! 

Dr. Taruna’s interest in dentistry started at an early age when she noticed the parallels between art, health science, and education all in one field. She prides herself in her excellent bedside manners and strives to treat all of her patients like family.  Her goal is to empower her patients with the knowledge to give them happier and healthier smiles! Dr. Taruna also devotes her time to developing her dental knowledge with numerous continuing education courses. She is Invisalign certified and happy to talk to you about your alignment concerns. 

Dr. Taruna is a Native Virginian and thrilled to be practicing back at home. When she is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is an avid foodie and loves exploring new restaurants in the DMV! She also enjoys traveling, binge watching TV shows, and exercise.  


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