The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

Welcome to The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)

We are pleased to offer you and your entire family exceptional dental care. Our professional full-service dentistry paired with our outstanding patient care is a winning combination – visit any of our offices in South Bend to experience the difference!

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Proper dental care is important at all ages. Good dental health requires that you take care of your teeth daily and have regular dental check ups. It is recommended that you receive regular professional dental check-up and cleaning.

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Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
Smile Now,
Pay Later
CareCredit
$4,900
Complete Braces*
$99 Children’s
Special

Welcome to The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers), the High-Quality Local Dentists Families Trust

For 51 years, our family dental center has provided outstanding care for adults, teens, and children, beginning at the age of one. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, but also offer a full range of dental care services, orthodontic treatment, and sedation dentistry for patients at every age and stage of oral health. This has made our practice into a convenient local dentist office for your whole family’s needs, where we get to personally know every patient and build long-lasting relationships. We’re located at 1005 East LaSalle Avenue in South Bend, directly across the street from South Bend Clinic. Our office is close to a public transportation route for your travel convenience. For your scheduling ease, we are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. And for better communication with more members of our community, our bilingual staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Experienced Family Dental Care

Our skilled dentists in South Bend offer a wide range of dental services, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, restorative procedures, and sedation dentistry. Our general dentistry procedures include routine check-ups and cleanings, dental sealants, tooth extraction, root canal therapy, and gum disease treatment. We also offer numerous pediatric procedures to preserve a child’s smile, as well as provide options for braces to straighten and align teeth. Our many restorative treatments include traditional fillings, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. And for patients who have fear about visiting the dentist, we can perform many procedures with anxiety-reducing sedation dentistry for a more comfortable and calm dental care experience.

Affordable Payment Possibilities

We believe that oral health is priceless, so our South Bend dentists offer many payment options to make the cost of treatment fit any budget and personal needs. Our practice accepts many forms of dental insurance and we’re happy to explain your coverage benefits. We also take the DentRite® discount dental plan, make special financing available, and frequently feature cost saving discounts on our most requested dental services. Talk to our friendly office staff about the many ways we can help you save on saving your family’s smiles.

Call today to schedule your appointment or request an appointment online.

Our Services

We are proud to offer a variety of dental services to meet the needs of all ages and dental conditions.

  • General Dentistry

    Bright, beautiful smiles rely on great dental health, and seeing your general or family dentist regularly is the key to keeping your smile looking its best throughout every stage of life.

  • Braces

    It is never too early to keep an eye on your child’s oral development.

  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) Sedation Dentistry

    Not everyone is a fan of visiting the dentist.

  • Pediatric Dentistry

    We know it’s important for you and your children to feel comfortable when visiting the dentist, and we make this our top priority.

  • Restorative Dentistry

    The objectives of restorative treatment are to repair or limit the damage from dental decay, protect and preserve tooth structure, re-establish adequate function, restore esthetics where applicable, and provide ease in maintaining good oral hygiene.

  • Special Needs

    Some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma.

Meet Our Dental Staff

Meet the Team

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Bachelor of Science, 1969Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; […]

Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

New York University, New York, NY; Bachelor of Arts, 1976, and Doctor […]

Lisa M. Moore, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Bachelor of ScienceIndiana University School of Dentistry, […]

Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Dr. Lauren was so nice and gentle with Terry, the dental assistant was so nice also. I can tell the dentist’s really take pride in their work and I love that.
Terry M.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark M.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
We always have a pleasant experience & everyone is very nice to my son. I also feel like things are explained well, & I’m asked before procedures are done.
Donovin B.
Great service
Mark D.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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