Meet Dr. James Fritts

On Being a Dentist

“I believe that a beautiful smile is a person’s greatest commodity. We strive to keep that smile, from exams and cleanings to orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry. We will do everything we can to maintain your dental health. 

In my 50 years in this practice, I have treated three generations of families. It has been so rewarding to have these families entrust their children and their children’s children to my care. 

It is a reality that I will not be able to care for my patients forever.  After an extensive search for a dentist to entrust my patients to at my retirement, I found Dr. Laszynski; he is caring, professional, and light-hearted in his treatment of our mutual patients. I now work part-time and plan to work as long as I am able.” – Dr. James Fritts

Education and Continuing Education

  • Undergraduate Degree - Ball State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Indiana University School of Dentistry

Dr. Fritts has continued his education in all aspects of general dentistry and orthodontics in order to provide his patients with the best possible care.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • KCDS
  • CDS

Outside the Office

Dr. Fritts grew up in the rural Indiana community of DeMotte with six siblings.  Upon graduation from IU, Dr. Fritts established his dental practice in Rochester.  He lost his wife of 50 years to cancer in 2010, and has since remarried.  Combined he and Lana have four daughters and 14 grandchildren located in Evansville and the Indianapolis areas.

Dr. Fritts’ free time is spent on a small grain farm where he enjoys farming and relaxing at home. He is active in the local Optimist Club, Compassionate Health Center, and Northern Indiana Community Foundation.

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