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.
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 Pros, a Member of the American Academy of Fixed Prostho, 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. So if you are looking for a prosthodontist near me, then you found one.
What is a Prosthodontist?
A prosthodontist is a specialty of dentistry that requires three additional years of training in the field of teeth replacement and tooth structure replacement. They are trained to treat complicated dental cases involving missing teeth or severely worn or damaged teeth.
Prosthodontists are basically specialists in cosmetic dentistry, crowns, bridges, dental implants and dentures.
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 in Rockville, Gaithersburg, Bethesda, Potomac, Derwood, and Silver Spring, .
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.
What areas do you serve? Dr Linkous works in Rockville, MD as a prosthodontist. However, he sees patients from all over the county including Bethesda, Potomac, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Frederick, Derwood, Olney, Columbia, and even from Washington DC and Baltimore, MD.