Mari Heslinga


Education & Credentials

University of Iowa College of Dentistry; Iowa City, IA


Periodontics, Oregon Health & Science University School of Dentistry; Portland, OR

Specialty Certificate

Periodontics, OHSU School of Dentistry; Portland, OR


I will strive to treat you holistically and tailor your treatment to your needs and goals to give you a healthy oral foundation and a confident smile.


I love Hayao Miyazaki and Wes Anderson movies and enjoy watching the shows Parks and Recreation, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Community. My favorite place to vacation is in Southeast Asia, where it is easy to find my favorite food, curry.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Dental Lead for University of Iowa Mobile Clinic, Give Kids A Smile, Mission of Mercy, Shelter House Evening Clinic, The Xicotepec Project (Rotary International), Dental Mission Trips to Cambodia


I grew up in Honolulu, Hawai'i, and enjoy going back to visit my family over the holidays. In my free time, I enjoy going running with my dog, hiking, camping, and board game nights with my friends.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association


American College of Dentists Outstanding Achievement Award, International College of Dentists Humanitarian Award, American Association of Public Health Dentistry Community Dentistry Award, University of Iowa College of Dentistry Dean's Leadership Award


Paul Ambrose Scholar, Foundation of the Pierre Fauchard Academy Scholarship