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

Special Needs in South Bend, IN

Some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma. Others require medications or a diet which is detrimental to dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective dental habits at home. The good news is dental disease is preventable. If dental care is started early and followed conscientiously, every child can enjoy a healthy smile.

A first dental visit by the first birthday will start your child on a lifetime of good dental health. Your South Bend pediatric dentist will take a full medical history, gently examine your child’s teeth and gums, then plan preventive care designed for your child’s needs. And, yes, your child will benefit from the preventive approach recommended for all children – effective brushing, flossing, moderate snacking and adequate fluoride. Home care takes just minutes a day and prevents needless dental problems. Regular professional cleanings and fluoride treatments are also very beneficial. Sealants can prevent tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of molars where four out of five cavities in children occur.

Pediatric dentists have two or more years of advanced training beyond dental school. Their education as specialists focuses on care for children with special needs. In addition, our office is designed to be physically accessible for special patients with curb cuts, elevator, wide doorways and hallways and a large bathroom.

If a child needs extensive treatment your South Bend pediatric dentist may provide in-office sedation or general anesthesia in a local hospital. Your pediatric dentist has comprehensive training in behavior management, sedation and anesthesia techniques. He or she will discuss the benefits, limits and risks of such an approach if it is recommended.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
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.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia 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.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
You guys were awesome and made my four year old feel at home. She went back and got two fillings without me and didn’t even get upset. The staff is amazing and so considerate.
Estellise B.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
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.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wed. – 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Fri. – 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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