Brief info

Dr. Heng Lim grew up in Cambodia during a holocaust known as "The Killing Fields." At the age of 14, he escaped for his life by running through a jungle infested with landmines, bandits, and communists.

At the age of 17, with a first-grade education Heng was given the opportunity to come to America, where he started school and overcame all obstacles, graduating from John Marshall High School with top honors. Dr. Lim graduated from OCU (Oklahoma City University) in 1990 with a Bachelor's degree in Biology and many other awards. He then went on to graduate from The University of Oklahoma Dental School in 1994 and became the first Cambodian American dentist in the nation!


Dr. Lim has received numerous awards from the University of Oklahoma, “The Asian American Outstanding Professional, Multi-cultural Achievement Award” in 1993-4.

While in dental school, Dr. Heng Lim, DDS worked at The University of Oklahoma Medical School doing research on “bone growth” which he was awarded to go to Scotland!

After dental school, Dr. Lim was accepted into the most prestigious trauma residency program at Hennepin Hospital in Minneapolis, MN. There were only 4 doctors chosen out of 500. However, Dr. Heng Lim  and his wife Rachel chose to move to Oologah, OK to start a dental practice, and three years later, moved the practice to Owasso, OK.

With his passion to make a difference in the lives of people, Dr. Heng Lim has continued his education beyond expectancy to be able to bring the latest and best knowledge and treatment for his patients.

Dr. Lim has studied Neuromuscular Dentistry, Physiological Dentistry, Facial Growth and Controlled Arch Orthodontics. He is a FELLOW of the prestigious LVI (Las Vegas Institute).

Dr. Heng Lim has a world class dental team, technology and facility in Owasso, OK. People have come from all over the United States to seek his expertise. He is a member of ODAADAIAPA, and practices general and family dentistry. Dr. Lim and his team warmly welcome new patients to their dental practice.

Dr. Lim is an accomplished author. “My Journey to Paradise“, and “The Ultimate Life, a Return to the Killing Fields” are his latest books. He is also an ordained deacon and minister of the Gospel and is the president of “Hope for Cambodia“. He and his wife have led numerous mission trips to Cambodia. They have sponsored two young men from Cambodia who have lived with them and have become part of their family, along with their own two daughters who are now grown.

Dr. Heng Lim and Rachel enjoy camping, fishing, hiking and public speaking, but most of all they love to make a difference in the lives of others.

Dr. Heng Lim is available for public speaking upon request for graduations, churches, camps, seminars, etc.