Dr. James Tong, DMD

Dr. James Tong, DMD

Pediatric Dentistry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. James Tong, DMD is a pediatric dentistry practitioner in Gaithersburg, MD. He graduated from University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools and practices pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, and more.Read his story

903 Russell Ave Ste 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare

*Please verify this information when scheduling an appointment.

Learn about Dr. Tong

Be confident in your decisions by checking out your provider's top areas of care, education, patient reviews and more. Learn about finding the right doctor for you.

Dr. Tong's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Tong "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 Stomology, 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."
Read Less

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Tong "My mission is to provide my patients with the highest quality of dental care. I am committed to delivering personalized treatments and developing lasting relationships with my patients and their families. I want to help my patients achieve a lifetime of oral health."

5  Practice Areas

  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Dentistry
  • General Dentistry (Dental Assistant)
  • Orthodontics

35  Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Bad Taste in Mouth
  • Canker Sore
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Clicking of Temporomandibular Joint
  • Crooked Teeth
  • Crossbite
  • Dental Crowding
  • Dental Disorders
  • Dental Injury
  • Dental Spacing
  • Gaps Between Teeth
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Halitosis
  • Loose Teeth
  • Malocclusion (Bad Bite)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Mouth Conditions
  • Plaque
  • Receding Gums
  • Sensitive Teeth
  • Stained Teeth
  • Swollen Gums
  • Tender Gums
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Abscess
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Loss
  • Tooth Malformation
  • Toothache
Read Less

21  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Bite Adjustment
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Brace
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Hygiene Services
  • Dental Implant
  • Nightguard
  • Non-Surgical Bite Correction
  • Physical Examination
  • Removable Appliances
  • Retainers
  • Root Canal
  • Snoring Prevention
  • Spacers for Braces
  • Springs for Braces
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening
  • Tooth-Conserving Dentistry

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Maryland.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • West China University Of Medical Sciences
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University Of Maryland At Baltimore / Professional Schools
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Tong has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Tong has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese, Mandarin
  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Tong does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Tong and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Tong's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Tong


Based on 123 reviews

5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Star

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Tong?
(Select your rating)
Average Wait Time
  • 10 – 15 minutes
Dr. Tong's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. James Tong, DMD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Dr. Tong has a sister location for Medicaid recipients that only opens on Wednesday. This office also sees pregnant women. My first couple of visits I didn't have many issues however my last visit was beyond unexceptable. I needed to get clearance from my doctor to have extraction done the office...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Tong, DMD?
Dr. Tong is nice, but the front desk receptionist is super rude and messes things up. She forgot to give my insurance card back and filed the wrong claim. When I called back, she put me on hold several times before I finished my sentence. After I explained why she filed the claim wrong, she didn't...Read More
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option2
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. James Tong, DMD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Tong?