Meet Dr. Wheeler
Originally from Northern Kentucky, Dr. Wheeler moved to St. Louis to attend Missouri Baptist University where she was recruited to play soccer. She was awarded a Full-Academic Scholarship and graduated with Summa Cum Laude honors while earning her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She then returned to her home state of Kentucky to attend the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.
Following dental school, Dr. Wheeler returned to St. Louis and completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Mercy Medical Center. This program gave her additional training in all areas of dentistry, including oral surgery, root canals, veneers, crown and bridge restorations, cosmetic dentistry, and emergency medical and dental treatments. Dr. Wheeler’s patients benefit from her additional training and knowledge while receiving the highest quality of care possible. She takes great pride in staying abreast of the latest dental techniques and technology and completes above and beyond the required hours of continuing education a year.
After completing her residency, Dr. Wheeler married her college sweetheart and they have two children together — Hunter and Avery.
Dr. Wheeler is also very involved with organised dentistry at the local and state levels. She has previously held positions on the Greater St. Louis Dental Society’s dental board and various other committees.
On a more personal note, one of Dr. Wheeler’s greatest passions is for serving on dental mission trips that provide care to under-served communities and populations. Past mission trips include having traveled to the Dominican Republic to provide dental services, as well as to Eastern Kentucky’s mountainous regions as a volunteer dentist for Pikeville’s Outreach Medical Team. More locally, she has participated in Give Kids A Smile, and MOMOM (Missouri’s Mission of Mercy) which also provide dental services free of charge to those in need.
In addition to giving her time and service to the under-served, Dr. Wheeler also regularly works on weekends with our military as a dentist to the Army Reserve, National Guard, Air Force Reserve, and Navy & Marine Reserve units stationed throughout Missouri. Many of her relatives, including her husband, have served, or are still serving in the armed forces and this is one way she likes to show her gratitude for their service.
Dr. Wheeler and her team would be honored to be your oral health care providers! She attributes our successful, growing practice to hard work, an excellent team, attention to detail, and most importantly, respecting our patients and treating them like family. Building a trusting relationship is of utmost importance, which is why we do not offer gimmicks and marketing strategies just to fill a seat in our office. What you will find, is a hard-working, yet fun-loving approach to treating your dental needs. The greatest compliments we receive, are the referrals of our patients’ family and friends!
Dr. Wheeler looks forward to meeting you soon!