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.
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.
Meet The Team
We are a fun loving group and cannot wait to meet you!
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.
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.
Kayla's favorite thing is being a mother of five! Her and her family enjoy taking adventures! She has the best friends and lives for ladies outings!
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.
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!
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!
Allison grew up in Winamac, IN and received her Bachelor's Degree in 2020 from Indiana University South Bend. She loves spending time with her family, her dogs and cats as well as being outdoors.