Dr. Linck received his dental degree from the University of California in San Francisco. He practiced general dentistry in the U.S. Navy and Berkeley prior to earning his specialty certification in orthodontics from Columbia University. Dr. Linck’s belief in continuing professional education earned him his Master of Science degree with his thesis topic being distraction osteogenesis of the facial skeleton from the University of Donau in Krems, Austria, in 2004.
Dr. Linck has maintained a full time, exclusive orthodontic practice in Pleasant Hill, California, since 1968 as well as a maintained a satellite office in Hercules till 2017. He is currently a clinical professor of orthodontics and on the faculty of Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Dental Medicine, an associate professor at the University of the Pacific, former associate professor at University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Dental Medicine, former associate professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, and clinical assistant professor at the Stanford University Medical Center Department of Plastic Surgery. He is on the staff at John Muir Hospital, Stanford Hospital, Lucile Packard Hospital, and the Children’s Hospital and Research Center in Oakland.
His professional affiliations include: The American Society of Orthodontists, life member of the California Dental Association, American Dental Association, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, founding member of the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, the California Association of Orthodontists, and former Chairman of Peer Review Board of the California State Society of Orthodontics. Additionally, he is a member of the Edward H. Angle Society and Roth-Williams International Society of Orthodontists, Roth Study Club International, and a former member of the Academy of Oro-Facial Pain and Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education.
Dr. Linck has lectured worldwide to orthodontists, oral surgeons, physicians, and allied health professionals on TMJ dysfunction, orthognathic surgery, cleft palate treatment, craniofacial treatment, distraction osteogenesis, bone anchors, and complex orthodontics. He has performed charitable cleft palate work with “Operation Esperanza” in Ecuador and Mexico with the Samaritan Volunteers. He also acts as a mentor to many young orthodontics just starting in practice. Dr. Linck has a passion for orthodontics and truly cares about the health of his patients.