Michael G. Rehme
“Dr. Mike” received his dental degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1983. About 10 years later, he made his practice mercury-free – the first step on the unique journey toward developing his holistic, biologic practice in St. Louis.
Understanding the dynamic relationship between oral and whole body health, and how nutrition lays the foundation, Dr. Mike focused much of his continuing education toward earning his certification in clinical nutrition from the International & American Academy of Clinical Nutrition.
Dr. Mike is a Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicology – an organization he has served as president, nutritional chair, and a member of various committees. He currently sits on the IAOMT’s board of directors.
Dr. Mike is also a member of the International Academy of Biological Dentistry & Medicine, the American Dental Association, the Missouri Dental Association, the Greater St. Louis Dental Society, and Dr. Hal Huggins’ Multi-Discipline Alliance.
Read Dr. Mike’s story about becoming a biological dentist
Michael Rehme, Jr.
“Dr. Michael” followed in his father’s footsteps, earning his dental degree from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2020. A 2011 graduate of DeSmet High School, he also holds a bachelor’s in health science with a minor in psychology from Mizzou, where he graduated with distinction (Magna Cum Laude).
While in dental school, Dr. Michael became active in the IAOMT’s student program and served as student liaison during his third and fourth years.
Working in his father’s office from his high school years on, Dr. Michael saw first hand the difference that a whole body approach to dentistry can make. “I had many conversations with my dad through dental school,” he says, “talking about his beliefs and what they were teaching in dental school. Through these conversations and my own research, I came to my own conclusion about how dentistry as a whole needs to understand the mechanical aspect of teeth but also consider the impact that procedures can have on the entire body.”
Outside the office, Dr. Michael and his fiance Samantha enjoy being outdoors, going on hikes and finding hidden food and brewery gems. And both are big fans of the Blues and Mizzou!
Dr. Ackeilia Heatrice is a native of Jamaica, WI, but spent her formative years in New York City. She earned her Bachelor of Science in biology with a minor in finance from Manhattanville College. Dr. Heatrice graduated in 2009 from Howard University College of Dentistry and in 2010 completed a one-year General Practice Residency program at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Washington D C.
Dr. Heatrice completed her pediatric residency training at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University at Harlem Hospital Center in New York City, where she received extensive training in treating children of all ages, including special needs children. She is a board-certified Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Heatrice and her husband have twin boys who keep her very busy. In her spare time, she loves to garden.