meet the doctor

Joseph F. Heidelman, D.D.S.

Joseph F. Heidelman, D.D.S.Dr. Joseph F. Heidelman grew up in Indianapolis. He received his undergraduate degree in Chemistry from Indiana University in 1976. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, with distinction, from the Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1980 and was a member of the National Dental School Honor Society—Omicron Kappa Upsilon. He completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center and Methodist Hospital.

He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Clinical Associate Professor at the Indiana University School of Dentistry and former Chair and Program Director at the Indiana University Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. In addition, Dr. Heidelman has published articles in peer reviewed journals, has served as the Clinical Director of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and Hospital Dentistry at Indiana University Hospital and was previously the Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon on the Craniofacial team at Riley Hospital in Indianapolis. Dr. Heidelman is also a fellow in the International college of Dentists and the American college of dentists.

Dr. Heidelman enjoys golf and swimming. He and his wife, Denyce, have two children: Heather and Joshua.

Please call 317-846-7377 to make an appointment with Dr. Heidelman at our North Meridian office or call 317-899-5000 to make an appointment at our East Washington Street Office.
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Hospital Affiliations

  • Indiana University Health- IU Health Methodist, IU Health University, Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health, IU Health North, ROC Surgery Center
  • Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital


Hydrolysis Kinetics of (-)-Sparteine-Copper (II) Halides Journal of Inorganic Chemistry. Vol 16, No. 8, 1977. Severe Celllulitis of Dental Origin with Gas Producing Bacteria. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association, May/June 1982 Acquired-Cell Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology, May 1983 Intraoral Stab Wound of the Tongue. Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology November 1984 Severe Leukoplakia of the Oral Cavity Induced by Habitual Use of Betel Nut Quid. Journal of the Indiana Dental Association, Nov/Dec 1985 Unusual Cause of Mandible Fracture. Journal of Oral Surgery Oral Medicine Oral Pathology, September 1992 Atypical Lipomatous Tumors of the Oral Cavity: A Report of 2 Cases Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Vol 66, Issue 2, February 2008