Marija G. LaSalle, D.D.S.
Meet Dr. LaSalle
Dr. LaSalle was born and raised in New Orleans where she attended St. Pius X Elementary School, Mount Carmel Academy High School and Loyola University. She was following her father’s footsteps at Loyola as a pre-dent major then switched majors, graduating in three years, with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. Dr. LaSalle is the daughter of Jules C. Guidry, D.D.S. who practiced general dentistry in New Orleans.
She graduated with numerous awards and recognitions, 2nd in her class from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in May 1990. Dr. LaSalle chose to remain at LSU Dental School for her Periodontal specialty training and received her Certification in Periodontics from Louisiana State University School of Dentistry in June 1992.
She was President of Northlake Dental Association in 2002 and was in the first graduating class of the American Dental Association’s Diversity in Leadership class of 2004.
Dr. Marija LaSalle was appointed to the State Board of dentistry in 2008 and, again, in 2014 where she is currently President elect.
She was the first Periodontist to receive a LASER PERIODONTAL THERAPY License in St. Tammany, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes in 2008, the first periodontist to have a 3-D CONE BEAM machine providing GUIDED IMPLANT PLACEMENT since 2010 and the first Periodontist in the state of Louisiana to attend the BALE DONEEN PRECEPTORSHIP regarding Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease. She is currently utilizing ORALDNA LABS.
She has been active in the community as the president of West St. Tammany Exchange club, Leadership St. Tammany West Class of 1999. She has been active in the community as president of West St. Tammany Exchange, etc and add She has been on the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Board since 2015.
Dr. LaSalle met her husband, Shelby, at a Chamber of Commerce function and they remain extremely active in the community, serving on various boards and committees. They are instilling in their tween daughter, Shelby Marie, these community values and the inspiration to be a proud American.
She loves traveling with her family in Louisiana exploring her Cajun roots and the vast history of our state as well as her maternal heritage of Croatia.