Meet the Doctors
Dr. James Tong
Board Certified Pediatric Dentist
With more than 30 years of clinical dental experience, Dr. James Tong has been practicing pediatric, orthodontic and family dentistry in Montgomery County for more than 20 years now.
Dr. Tong became interested in dentistry at an early age. His father was a chemistry professor at a medical school and his mother was a periodontist. As a boy, Dr. Tong was an outstanding student, but he developed a life-threatening heart condition that forced him to drop out of school. Nevertheless, he studied hard at home and in 1977, he was admitted to the West China University School of Medical Sciences. There, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Stomatology, and later, Master's and Doctoral degrees in Orthodontics.
After relocating to the United States in 1991, Dr. Tong earned a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Maryland Dental School. He currently serves as a clinical faculty member in the department of Orthodontics. Dr. Tong is a leader in his dental field and a respected member of his community. He is an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists, the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Society of Dentistry for Children and the Maryland Academy of Dentists.
In addition to his work and continuing education, Dr. Tong is an accomplished violinist and landscape photographer. He lives in Gaithersburg with his wife and their two children.