Michael J. Ruelf was born and raised in Tampa Bay. After graduating from Dixie Hollins High school in St. Petersburg, he attended Emory University and received a BA in Chemistry. Dr. Ruelf completed Emory Dental School and enlisted in the U.S Navy. He worked as a dentist for 3 years in Millington, TN where he was stationed. As a post-graduate, he studied Pediatric Dentistry at LSU in New Orleans, Louisiana. Dr. Ruelf is Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ruelf gives back to his community in numerous ways. He extends his pediatric dentist practice to RCMA and state-funded health programs for children who may not have had the opportunity to receive pediatric dental healthcare. He has participated in several mission trips. Throughout the years he has provided Pediatric Dental Health Education to local childcare facilities, elementary schools and hospital-based family programs. Dr. Ruelf is also a proud supporter of youth sports and athletic organizations.
Our Practice Philosophy
It is our mission to form positive experiences with every child by creating comfortable and fun appointments that kids want to come back for. We understand that early interactions at the dentist can shape a child’s mindset which can carry through adulthood. As parents, we understand that each child is unique. Our team focuses on providing individualized care to our patients and emphasizes dental education as the key to preventing oral disease.