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

Pediatrician Recommended

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a strong position to promote the awareness of dental health as part of an overall health concern in children. In 2008, a National Summit on Children’s Oral Health looked into the various aspects of oral health in children in the United States. It was determined that half of all children in the United States will develop cavities, and some will experience severe disease. Doctors realized that more education is needed for parents, and the pediatric community needed to work more closely with dental professionals to improve the oral health of children.

New recommended guidelines for screenings now have children seeing a dentist as young as age one or when the first tooth erupts. Early intervention and detection of dental issues is the best way to ensure proper growth and development. Imparting proper hygiene at a young age can also lead to healthier teeth and gums. At The Dental Center, our doctors are specialists at treating children and have additional training to deal with issues specific to developing mouths. We partner with many health care providers including pediatricians, family practitioners and hospitals to provide educational materials, referral channels and case consultations when needed.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
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.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
My kids love going to this dentist! I appreciate how patient they are with my children and everyone is very nice. I am very happy with Smile Safari!
Lee W.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
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.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
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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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
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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