Our Family Practice

Meet Our Dentists

Ellen Rudolph Jarvis, DMD

William I. Rudolph, DMD

More than 43 years ago, Dr. William I. Rudolph opened his dental practice in Columbus, Indiana, and has spent years laughing with and sharing difficult times with his patients. He feels blessed to be part of the extraordinary community in Columbus, Indiana.

His daughter, Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis, DMD, has long been interested in dentistry. With both her parent dentists, she learned from a young age the importance of good dental hygiene, and she decided to follow in their footsteps. Dentistry today is to her not just a job but a passion. She loves caring for her patients, wanting to make them feel safe and at home in a professional environment, and she sees them not just as patients but as friends.

After years making friends himself, Dr. Rudolph now works fewer hours, allowing him time for traveling, playing with his grandkids, and pursuing hobbies. His daughter, Dr. Rudolph Jarvis, oversees the day-to-day operations of the dental clinic.

After watching her parents — even practicing on them as a child — Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis knew from a young age she wanted to help others by becoming a dentist. After graduating from Indiana University with a BA in chemistry, Dr. Ellen Rudolph Jarvis attended the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, graduating in 2006 with a doctorate in medical dentistry.

She has worked under both her parents, gleaning their combined decades of experience. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Indiana Dental Association, and the Madow Group for Dental Excellence. She strives for professional excellence by taking yearly continuing education courses, including a certification course to provide Invisalign® aligners at the practice.

Dr. Rudolph Jarvis and her husband, Ronnie, have two children, Preston and Allison, and three "fur babies": Bay, Ruger, and Maxwell. Outside work, Dr. Ellen enjoys cooking, reading, bicycling with her family, and volunteering at church.

Meet Our Team

Stephanie Faith

Dental Hygienist with Expanded Functions

In May 2013, Stephanie graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with her dental assisting degree and has been working with Rudolph Family Dentistry ever since. In the spring of 2014, she completed the Expanded Functions Program at the Indiana University School of Dentistry to further her role at Rudolph Family Dentistry.

She loves meeting all of the new patients and making them feel like a part of our dental family. She enjoys helping everyone and making sure they get the best care possible.

Stephanie grew up in Shelby County but is currently living in Southport with her boyfriend, Osmar, and their dog, Kingsley. Stephanie enjoys traveling to new places and learning new things every day.

Cynthia Eaton

Receptionist/EFDA/CDA

Cynthia has been in the dental career field for 10 years, and she works hard every day to make sure every patient receives the best care possible and to also utilize her dental experience to better the practice.  

Cynthia graduated from Indiana University in 2013 as an Expanded Function Dental Assistant and also received certificates of completion for coronal polishing and caries prevention at the same time. What she likes most about our practice is that the staff is nice and friendly, and she loves how the patients are like family.

Cynthia is very close with her family and loves spending time with them. She and her husband, Chris, live in North Vernon, where their families are located. They have a beautiful daughter named Bristol; two dogs, Fred and Gizmo; and a cat, Furbie. In her free time, Cynthia enjoys spending time outdoors.

Adrien Napier

Dental Assistant

Adrien graduated from Jennings County High School in 2016. She received her dental assisting certificate from Southeastern Career Center in Versailles, Indiana. She has been working for Rudolph Family Dentistry since June 2016.  

Adrien lives in North Vernon. She spends her Saturday nights at the racetrack and loves to support her dad and brother, who both race. Adrien loves to spend time with her family. Adrien just had a baby girl in August named Braylee Skye.  

Stephanie Rudicel

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie graduated from Indiana University School of Dental Hygiene in May 2015. Stephanie is married, has two girls, and two small wiener dogs. She enjoys working out, spending time with her family, riding bikes, and vacationing at the beach.