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

Our Team

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South Bend Dentists

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Bachelor of Science, 1969 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1973

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Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

New York University, New York, NY; Bachelor of Arts, 1976, and Doctor of Dental Science, 1979 U.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Specialty Training Pediatric Dentistry, 1991

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Lisa M. Moore, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Bachelor of Science Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Residency Certificate

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Lisa R. Dekker-Reed, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Dekker-Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1986. She continued her education at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001.

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Lauren Mummert, DDS, MSD

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

For Dr. Lauren Mummert, Pediatric Dentistry is her passion in life. She strives to deliver the highest quality pediatric dental care to families. She likes to learn about patients and form professional relationships with the family. Her goal is to provide the best dental care to each individual patient. Dr. Mummert is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Patricia Gyasi, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Gyasi specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, making dental experiences pleasurable for children and their parents by creating a fun and safe environment. She establishes goals and treatment plans for her small patients which makes building a rapport with parents a success.

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Amanda Braun, DDS

Pedodontist

Flynne Weingarten, DDS

Pediatric Specialist

The Pediatric Dentistry Department at The South Bend Dental Center provides Comfort Bears to their patients in need of that something extra during treatment.

Comfort Bears

These Comfort Bears are donated by the Delta Theta Tau sorority of New Carlisle, IN.

Jen Leonard, RDH, a long time employee and pediatric dental hygienist, partnered with her mom Steph Lloyd to provide these donated Bears.

Patients can take these Bears home with them after their appointment free of charge! This is the thanksgiving version! the christmas version will be coming soon!

So, if your child requires a “comfort bear” during their dental visit, or they just forget to bring their very own favorite comfort item to their appointment please ask a staff member for one of these Comfort Bears.

Thanks, again to the Delta Theta Tau sorority of New Carlisle, IN for donating their energies to assist children manage what can be stressful situation.

Bringing “miles and miles of Michiana smiles” every day to our community!
– The Dental Center, South Bend, IN

Not only was The South Bend Dental Clinic open on Saturday November 11th to serve Veterans and their family members. They used the occasion to honor one of their own. Dr. (Colonel, US ARMY Retired) Richard L. Cohen.

 

Major Cohen circa 1988 (Ft. Hood, TX) competing to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge!

The Dental Center staff members honor his service with a special gift!

The Dental Center made a yummy cake with 24 Blueberries representing the number of years Dr. Cohen was on Active Duty.


The South Bend Dental Center: Serving our community and Our Country.

The Dental Center South Bend Pedo staff shared in an exciting adventure during their team building day at the Edge Adventures Park at Rum Village Park in South Bend this past weekend.


Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Everyone we came into contact with were very pleasant and friendly. I was very relaxed in Your environment and felt welcomed from the start to finish
Brooke G.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
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.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen C.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and […]
Liliana G.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
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.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
My son was going to a different dental office, smaller dental peds, only two dentist in the practice. however due to being without insurance for 10 months . This is the location that I needed to […]
Anthony G.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
My daughter was so nervous to have her first filling done. The hygienist that came and got her, was so upbeat, positive and energetic. My daughter came out after the procedure, smiling and talked […]
Mackenzi C.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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