"A Family Tradition of Excellence"

Rochester Dental Center, was founded in 2000 by Dr. David Barts, a graduate of IU School of Dentistry. Dr. Dave has practiced Dentistry for over 25 years which lead him to build Rochester Dental into a fixture of the community synonymous with dental care.

Recently, Dr. Dave was diagnosed with Lyme disease. Lyme disease is typically from a tick bite and the tick insect carries multiple types of bacteria. Treatment consists of intense antibiotic treatment which can be tough on a patient. With this in mind, the Doctor will be stepping away from practice to focus on his health. 

When we looked for someone to take over the practice, who better than his own daughter Caitlin to carry on the tradition!

Dr. Dave and Dr. Cait have worked very hard to ensure the patients of Rochester Dental Center get the best treatment. Our practice lives by a simple saying of being “A Family Tradition of Excellence.” One that we strive to live up to. From our family to yours, you can be sure that every visit to the Rochester Dental Center will be pleasant surprise compared to your typical trip to the dentist.


Have you been to the dentist recently? 
Not a problem for the Rochester Dental Team!
Dental Treatment can be confusing; don’t get bogged down with technical terms. Schedule an appointment and we will take our time treatment planning and making sure you understand.

Programs and Discounts

There are many ways to save and finance at Rochester Dental Center

  • Veteran’s save 10%

  • Pay in cash receive 10% discount

  • Payment plans with down payment

  • Care Credit

Have insurance? Great – here are the insurances we accept:

  • We accept all insurance plans (including Medicaid and HIP)

  • In Network Dental Insurance Companies

Call us now to see if we are in network with your dental insurance

New Patient?

For the first appointment, payment will be expected day of service


Adults and children should have their teeth cleaned every 6 months.

Children should be brought in as soon as teething begins to get use to the dentist.

The infection from a tooth can spread to other areas of the body, don't delay treatment.



Caitlin Rich, DDS

Dr. Caitlin Rich grew up in Rochester and is a graduate of Rochester High School, class of 2007. Dr. Cait graduated from Butler University in 2011 with a degree in Chemistry before going on to earn a Master's Degree from Purdue University in Biology. She then was accepted to the IU School of Dentistry in 2012 graduating as a Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2016.

"I am excited to be back in my hometown! In my down time I like being outdoors, cheering on the Butler Basketball team and spending time with my chocolate lab Gracie."


Wendy grew up in Rochester and graduated from Rochester High School in 1989. She has been employed at the Rochester Dental Center for 20 years as an expanded functions dental assistant! She and her husband have one son, Braxton who is a junior in high school. 

"In my spare time I enjoy watching our son play basketball, running, doing crafts, and playing with our dog Shilo!"


Shawna grew up in Warsaw, IN and graduated from WCHS in 2000. She attended IPFW and graduated with an associate degree of Science. She obtained her dental hygiene degree from IU in 2003. She has been working at Rochester Dental Center since 2004.  

"I love my family beyond measure. My husband, Ryan and our 3 children - Owen, Delaney, and Brynna are my world! When I have free time I love relaxing with a good book. I am quite fond of most types of music and find myself singing along a lot! Love getting away and traveling whenever we can, adventure awaits!"


Aubrey moved to Mentone 14 years ago, where she lives with her husband and three children. In 2002 she received and Associates Degree of Science in Dental Hygiene from IU South Bend. She has been with the Rochester Dental Center since 2006. 

"When not at work I can be found in the bleachers watching my kids play ball. I also enjoy sewing and working on projects around the house!"


Mila grew up around Rochester, IN and started working in the dental field as an assistant and has continued working in dentistry for approximately 33 years. You can find her smiling face at the front desk!

"I enjoy spending time with my children - Lindsay, Dr. Caitlin, and Clinton. I enjoy walking outside and music."

Erica Tyler

Erica was born and raised in Rochester, IN. She has been married for seventeen years with two beautiful daughters. She loves to spend time with family & friends, camping, going to the beach pretty much anything outside but snow! 

Michael Rich

Michael Rich graduated from Rochester High School and made a career for the last ten years working at Braun Ability. Now, he is embarking on new adventures with his wife, Dr. Cait, two year old daughter and two labs. Michael also likes to hunt and is a crafted wood worker!

Angel Vanderwall

Angel Vanderwall is an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant and have been since 2014. She lives here in Rochester with my small family. They have a 3 year old boy and 3...yes 3, dogs! When they have free time they like to go camping or spend time with family.

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Tuesday: 8 AM - 6:30 PM

Friday: 8 AM - 12 PM

Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed

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