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About Us

Founded in Racine, Wisconsin, over 60 years ago, DeRose Dental is a general dentistry family practice that values the relationships it has built both with families and individual patients over the years.

The founders Drs. Michael and Dr. Dorothy DeRose led an extraordinary journey to establish their practice. Dr. Dorothy was the first female pediatric dentist in Wisconsin, while Dr. Michael was a gum disease specialist. From there, the practice was handed down in the family, with Dr. Dorothy’s daughter Dr. Francesca DeRose taking it over and Dr. Francesca’s daughter Dr. Maria DeRose Barnes joining it currently. Today, the practice carries with it the passion of commitment and expertise that started it all.
Through a comprehensive and compassionate approach, the team at DeRose Dental makes the education of their patients a priority. They take the time to make sure their patients understand what their dental condition is and what treatment options are available to them.
DeRose Dental offers patient services including but not limited to crowns, veneers, dental implants, root canals, ClearCorrect aligners, gum disease treatment, fillings, and ZOOM tooth whitening.

Meet Our Doctors

What Makes Us Unique?

Dr. Francesca DeRose

Dr. Francesca DeRose

Dr. Francesca DeRose concentrates her practice on a conservative approach to restorative and cosmetic dentistry for adults. She is a graduate of Marquette University School of Dentistry and has extensive experience in restorative and cosmetic dentistry - much to the acclaim of many happy patients. Dr.Francesca DeRose is past President of the Racine Dental Association has served in representative positions with both the Wisconsin Dental Association and the American Dental Association. She served on the ADA's Council on Dental Benefits to improve insurance claim processing and is a part-time faculty member at Marquette University School of Dentistry.

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Dr. Francesca DeRose

Dr. Maria Barnes

Dr. Maria Barnes grew up in the Kenosha/Racine area and graduated from Mary D Bradford High School. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin Madison and then went on to earn her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Marquette University School of Dentistry, where she also served as Class President. Dr. Maria Barnes practices with her mother, Dr. Francesca, where she enjoys continuing the 3rd generation of DeRose Dental in Racine, Wisconsin. She feels extremely grateful and excited to be back providing dental care to the communities where she grew up.

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Clear Aligners


Teeth Extractions






Gum Disease Treatment




Teeth Whitening



We accept most major insurance plans and are in-network with Delta Dental. We also offer a loyalty program called the DeRose Dental Loyalty Program - this comes with discounts.

The Highest Compliment We Can Receive Is The Referral Of Your Friends & Family Special Incentives for those that refer us to their friends and family! Call us today for more information!

What our patients are saying...

"Dr. Barnes was so friendly and welcoming. She made me feel at ease by explaining exactly what she was doing at every step. The rest of staff was equally kind. The office is also taking extra precautions to keep everyone safe during this pandemic."

"Dr. Barnes and staff are polite and great to work with."

"The whole staff is friendly. Dr. Barnes is kind and gentle. Great place for the family!"

"Happy to be a patient of the DeRose family of dentistry."

"Great experience"

"The best possible experience!  Very pleasant and sincerely caring staff. No need to change anything at all. I appreciate having such a great place to have my dental work done."

"Dr. Barnes was professional, polite, and had a great conversation with my kids as they watched my cleaning!"

"If you have not been to the dentist in a while or are looking for a relaxing dental experience go see Dr. Barnes. I saw Dr. Barnes after not having my teeth cleaned for several years and was nervous about going to the dentist. She did my exam and cleaning and did not make me feel guilty for not hav…"

"Dr. Maria is the best! My teeth feel and look amazing. Wonderful experience, highly recommend!"

"Great dentists and staff."

"Great doctor and staff!"

"They are the best!  Wouldn't even consider going elsewhere."

"Dr. Barnes was very friendly and professional. Very pleasant dentist visit after not going for quite a few years!"

"The nicest dentist I've had in a long time, just like her mom to be honest"

"Dr Barnes is AWESOME"

"Fast, friendly and professional, pleasant experience."

"Friendly staff, explained future need/f/u very clearly. So glad I chose them"

"Derose Dental group are professionals. I have experienced issues with my teeth and jaw  through the years. Every visit was a pleasant one with excellent care and dental services. You can expect a thorough exam of your teeth, gums and mouth along with xrays for comprehensive care for short and …"

"Staff are very pleasant and made me feel very comfortable."

"Dr Barnes offered options to me for my fillings and explained what she could do on each option. She also answered all my questions following the procedure in detail and asked if any answer needed more explaination."

Visit Our Office

Racine, WI

5439 Durand Avenue Suite 215, Racine, WI 53406

Email: [email protected]

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Office Hours

  • Monday12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Tuesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed