Brazos Dental Associates
Delivering expert dental care requires the skill, care, and compassion of a dedicated team. We are proud of the reputation Brazos Dental Associates has developed over the past several decades with friends and neighbors in the Brazos Valley. Many of our staff have been here for over 15 years – now that's dedication!
We look forward to serving you with outstanding dental care in our warm and welcoming environment. Please take a moment one of these days to stop by, meet our friendly team, and see how we work together to bring you the best dental experience possible.
Meet Our Team
Richard Rychetsky, DDS
"I am a dentist because I have seen how dental health and beauty can change a person's life for the better. I also enjoy the regular encounters I get to have with my patients. It lets me keep up with their lives and families. I knew I had an aptitude for science and precision, and this was a great way to use my skills to serve our community and continue the family tradition of dentistry." – Dr. Richard Rychetsky
Dr. Rychetsky is a graduate of A&M Consolidated High School and Texas A&M University, where he received his Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science. He then attended the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio, where he received his DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery).
Dr. Rychetsky is an active member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
He is the son of a dentist (Dickie Rychetsky) who, in 1976, started the practice in town that Dr. Rychetsky now owns. He grew up in College Station, went to A&M, and decided to come back home to serve the community he was raised in. Dr. Rychetsky enjoys continuing the relationships he’s had since his youth and enjoys establishing long-lasting relationships with new patients.
Dr. Rychetsky met his wife, Mary, at Texas A&M, and they married while he was in dental school, then moved back to College Station to be with the extended family. They have been blessed with 5 boys.
He enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, gardening, reading spy novels, barbecuing, pistol shooting, winemaking, singing in a men's choir, fishing, and volunteering at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.
Rickie - Schedule Coordinator
Rickie is our Schedule Coordinator, but she's familiar with all aspects of the practice, having been cross-trained in every position. This allows her to fill in for other team members when needed. Rickie has been with us since 2004. She attended Southwest Business School and is certified in x-ray and dental assisting.
As part of her front office duties, Rickie enjoys greeting the patients, helping them understand what to expect, and making sure they feel comfortable and at home in our office.
A native of Baytown, TX, Rickie enjoys the outdoors, gardening, fishing, flea markets, and traveling.
Michelle - Financial Coordinator
Michelle has been with Brazos Dental Associates since 2000, and in that time has had the chance to watch as her patients’ families grow. She has been in the dental field for 19 years.
Michelle enjoys working with patients to help them with their insurance, which is often difficult to understand. Patients smile as they tell Michelle that she’s the hard part of their visit!
Michelle grew up in Bryan, TX, and loves to spend time gardening. However, her favorite thing to do is making memories with her three children, ages 8 through 2.
Tracy - Dental Hygienist
Tracy started her career in the dental field in 1985. Since then, she has held various positions, from assisting to working as an insurance coordinator, and now as a dental hygienist. Tracy graduated from Blinn College and has a long list of accomplishments, including serving as a governor-appointed member of the Texas State Board Of Dental Examiners Dental Hygiene Advisory Committee.
Tracy has been with Brazos Dental Associates since 1999. She enjoys helping people utilize preventive methods of dental care to maintain their smile and optimal oral health. On a personal level, Tracy excels at forming long-lasting friendships with patients, celebrating achievements, watching their families grow, and sharing a few tears during the difficult times.
She’s a native of Oakdale, PA, but has lived in the Navasota, TX, area for over 45 years. When she’s not busy working with our patients, Tracy likes to spend time outdoors saltwater fishing, hunting, and traveling.
Mary M - Dental Hygienist
Mary attended the University of Houston’s pre-dental program for two years. She then received her training as a Registered Dental Hygienist at the University of Texas Health and Science Center at Houston. Mary is proud to have been named to the dean’s list multiple times in college.
She has been part of the Brazos Dental Associates team for 21 years. She has seen a lot of families grow in that time and enjoys caring for her patients on a professional and personal basis.
Mary is a native of Houston, TX and in her free time enjoys her family, cooking and entertaining, gardening flowers and veggies, watching sports, and camping and being outdoors.
Mary D - Dental Hygienist
Aside from Mary’s expert skill as a dental hygienist, she loves helping our patients, providing them with great dental care, and building strong relationships. Since coming to Brazos in 2015, she believes that Dr. Rychetsky and his staff are among the favorites of her career in the dental field. Mary enjoys working with our team members, but also likes that they can all enjoy each other and have fun doing their jobs.
Mary is a native of Beaumont, TX. She loves spending time with her husband, Dan, and her grandkids. In her free time, Mary likes traveling and playing tennis and racquetball. She also enjoys biking, bowling, exercising, and walking, just to name a few!
Misty - Dental Assistant
Misty is a native of Mathis, TX and received her dental assistant training at Houston Dental Assistant School. She recently joined Brazos Dental Associates but has been working in the dental field for a little over 17 years. Misty is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring and x-ray. She has also received training on the use of our laser equipment.
Misty has dedicated a great part of her life to helping patients achieve the best possible oral health. Her favorite part of her job is helping our patients and watching their lives transform as a result of achieving a whole and healthy smile.
In her free time, Misty enjoys spending time with her family, camping, floating the river, fishing, shooting guns, and listening to live music.