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Meet the Doctors

 

Dr. Michael J. Florence         

Dr. Michael John Florence, a native Idahoan, was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho. He graduated from the University of Idaho with a Bachelor of Science Degree (Go Vandals!). Dr. Florence earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Oregon Health Science Center. He then entered into a 1 year General Practice Residency (GPR), sponsored by the United States Air Force, and practiced for 3 years as a general dentist before entering periodontal residency training.

Dr. Florence completed his Periodontal Residency and Masters of Science at Wilford Hall Medical Center/University of Texas. His research regarding bone growth and initiation has been published and presented at the International Association of Dental Research. As a senior resident in periodontal training, Dr. Florence and his co-horts achieved the highest score in the nation on the National In-Service Training Exams given to all periodontal residents in the 45 periodontal training programs throughout the nation. Following completion of his military obligation, Dr. Florence returned to Idaho to practice periodontics.

Dr. Florence is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, American Academy of Oral Pathology, and a member of numerous other State and Local Dental Societies. He is a Director of the High Desert Sage Study Club and High Desert Sage Hygiene Study Club. He specializes in all aspects of periodontics and dental implants.

Dr. Florence is married to Sharon, and together they have four children: Ben, Branden, Nicholas and Emily. Hobbies include camping, horseback riding, and attending sports events throughout the nation in basketball, soccer, and baseball.

 

Dr. Jack H. Lincks                             

Dr. Jack H. Lincks was born in New Orleans and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry in 1986. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force, served 21 years in the Dental Corps and retired at the rank of Colonel (06). His military assignments included: Homestead AFB, Fl; Elmendorf AFB, AK; Lackland AFB, TX; Langley AFB, VA; and Hickam AFB, HI. He was deployed for the Persian Gulf War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, in 1990.

Dr. Lincks completed his Periodontal Residency and Masters of Science at Wilford Hall Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio in 1999. His Masters of Science research facilitated the development of current surface technology for dental implants. Dr. Lincks is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and an active member of the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, the International College of Dentists, the Idaho State Dental Association, and the Southwest Idaho and Treasure Valley Dental Societies. 

Dr. Lincks is an Instructor of Periodontics II at CSI for the Dental Hygiene Program and a Clinical Professor for ISU Dental Residency in Meridian.  He is the past Chairman of the Idaho Oral Health Alliance and is a Director of the High Desert Sage Study Club and High Desert Sage Hygiene Study Club. He specializes in Periodontics and dental implants and received his Master Laser certification from the World Clinical Laser Institute in 2011.

He is married to Jennifer, and together they have three children: Kaitlyn, Evan, and Brian.  

 

Dr. John H. Mumford                             

He is a graduate of Borah High School, received his BS degree from the University of Utah and his DMD degree from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine. Prior to his naval career, John served in the USAF for six years and was in a private dental practice on Warm Springs Avenue in Boise for two years. He then made the decision to pursue his interest in periodontics.

Attending the University of Texas/Air Force, he completed his periodontal residency program, which lead to his distinguished military career, including serving as the Chief of Medical Staff at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland; Director of Research at the Naval Postgraduate Periodontal Residency Program; and the Chair of Periodontics Naval Postgraduate Periodontal Residency Program, Bethesda, Maryland. As the Periodontal Residency Chair, he was awarded the “Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence” in 2013 and received a full professorship.

Dr. Mumford has authored and co-authored seven professional articles, one textbook chapter, and was the principle mentor for 14 IRB-approved research projects in regard to periodontics. He is a Diplomate and board examiner with the American Board of Periodontology and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

He is married to Sandi, his wife of 32 years, and they have three wonderful children: Travis, Ryan and Catherine.