Dr Liñares trained at the University of Santiago de Compsotela (Spain), and qualified as a dentist in 2000. From 2002 to 2005 he completed his training in Periodontology at the Eastman Dental Institute in London achieving the MClinDent in Periodontology, and also becoming Board of the European Federation of Periodontology. After that, he moved back to Spain and continued his collaboration with the Eastman Dental Institute under the direction of Professor Donos. In 2010 Dr Liñares obtained his PhD degree with honours as a European Doctorate at the University of Santiago de Compostela, under the direction of Professor Donos and Professor Juan Blanco.
In 2007 he was awarded with the most prestigious award in research of the Spanish Society of Periodontology (Fonseca Prize). During the period 2007 - 2016 Dr Liñares was Member of the Executive Board of the Spanish Society of Periodontology, and recently was appointed as Member of the Junior Committee of the European Federation of Periodontology.
In the last 10 years he was teaching at the Master program in Periodontology of the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since 2007 he was Honorary Research Fellow at the Eastman Dental Institute, and since 2016 he is Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at the Queen Mary University of London. He also has lectured nationally and internationally with main focus on periodontal regeneration, mucogingival therapy, guided bone regeneration, immediate implant therapy and treatment of peri-implantitis. Dr Liñares has his main focus on private practice but also he has continued with his research profile, publishing in the most important journals in Periodontology and Implant Dentistry. Dr Liñares has been an ITI Fellow since 2016.