Meet the team



Maria was born and raised right here in Racine, Wisconsin. Maria began her career in healthcare as certified nursing assistant before switching over to the field of dentistry in 1990. In her free time, Maria enjoys cooking and baking delicious Lithuanian food for her many friends and family.

Maria's area of expertise in our office is the front reception area. She will greet you when you arrive for your appointment and take care of all of your scheduling needs!



Julie is a Racine native who, prior to having children, worked at Ascension and North Shore Bank. She took a 20 year hiatus to be a stay at home Mom and now enoys working at the front desk of DeRose Dental. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family, experimenting in the kitchen with new recipes and spending time outdoors.


Dental Assistant

Mia joined the DeRose Dental team in 2022 and has been enjoying learning all about the various aspects of dentistry. She is a UW Parkside graduate and current Masters Degree student who is also working towards applying to dental school. Outside of the office, Mia enjoys volunteering in the community, spending time with family and friends and going to the gym.


Dental Assistant

Lizbeth joined the DeRose Dental team in early 2023 and has been keeping busy with learning all about dentistry. She is currently a UW Parkside Pre-dental student and is working towards applying to dental school in the near future. Outside of the office, Liz devotes time to her studies and enjoys spending time with friends and family. 



Maureen has been a Dental Hygienist for 27 years working mostly in specialty practices focusing on maintaining periodontal disease and treating complex dental matters. Being passionate about oral health, Maureen takes pride in educating all of her patients. She strives to give the absolute best care to everyone she sees. Maureen has more than 37 years in the dental field. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she was a dental assistant. Dentistry has been a vital part of her life. Outside the office, she enjoys traveling, biking and spending time with her husband, two children and grandchildren.


Dental Hygienist

Emily started her dental career in 2008 with a Dental Hygiene degree from MATC. At the dental office, she enjoys helping patients achieve a health smile. In her free time, she loves to bake and spend time with her husband, 3 girls and hermit crab Rainbow.


Office Manager

Blanca started her dental career in 2017 when she joined the DeRose Dental team after graduating from the Dental Assisting Program at Gateway Technical College. She was Dr.Barnes' assistant before moving to her current role. Currently, her main focus is helping our patients understand the financial aspect of their treatment and dental insurance. She is passionate about ensuring our patients receive the best service and attention. In her free time you will find her involved in community projects and spending time with her family and her cat Miauski.


Dental Hygienist

Ellen is a graduate from MATC-Dental Hygiene and UW Parkside. She has 39 years of experience in the dental field with 34 years spent as a dental hygienist in a clinical setting. She has also been a hygiene mentor and trainer for new dental hygienists. Ellen enjoys interacting with her patients and strives to give the best possible care to each. Outside of the ofice Ellen enjoys being outside, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Racine, WI

5439 Durand Avenue Suite 215, Racine, WI 53406


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Office Hours

  • Monday10:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • Tuesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
  • ThursdayClosed
  • Friday8:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • SaturdayClosed
  • SundayClosed