Meet Dr. Durflinger
With over 40 years of experience in state-of-the-art dental healthcare, Dr. Marie Durflinger feels so blessed and honored serving her community, and has earned the respect of her peers and confidence of her patients because of her passion and love for the art and science of dentistry. Meeting the challenges of staying current with the newest dental trends and technology, Dr. Durflinger can focus on prevention and diagnosis of dental disease in a patient focused centered care environment.
Dr. Durflinger collaborates actively with her patients to design a treatment plan especially for them and on patient's time line. She has gained knowledge and training required to give her patients results that are not only functional, but long lasting and naturally beautiful.
Her education in dentistry began at the University of Washington, where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Dental Hygiene in 1983. She worked 8 years as a restorative Dental Hygienist. Dr. Durflinger continued her education at Loma Linda University, where she graduated with her Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 1995. She returned to Washington State and started her dental practices.
Receiving hours of post-graduate training that focused on all aspects of general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Durflinger has earned mentorship status at the prestigious Kois Center for Advancing Dentistry Through Science. In addition, she has been associated with the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and the Washington State Dental Association.
An elite member of the dental community, Dr. Durflinger’s dedication to continuing education and excellence in dentistry has earned her recognition as a Featured Dentist in Dental Economics, Feature presenter at the Washington Athletic Center, and voted Top Dentist featured in Seattle Met magazine from 2009 to the present.
A native of Washington, Dr. Durflinger has enjoyed all the wonderful things the Northwest has to offer. In her leisure she enjoys boating, skiing, traveling, exercising, great foods, NW wines, golfing, and of course, she loves a delicious Latte. She also actively volunteers and helps raise money for local organizations, including the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Auburn and Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, and Seattle Children’s Hospital. Presently, she is a board member for Seattle Celebrity Waiters Luncheon serving the Puget Sound area by raising funds annually for local charitable organization in the area of Education, Health, Human Services and Children/Youth.
Education & QualificationsLoma Linda University, Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS)
University of Washington, BS with a major in Dental Hygiene (RDH)
Licenses: Washington and California for both Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
Post-Graduate TainingKois Center for Advancing Dentistry through Science
Summit Study Club
Seattle Study Club
Spear Center for Dental Excellence