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

Richard L. Cohen, DDS  Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Education:

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

Dental Area of Focus:

Pediatric Dentistry – Board Certified 1993

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions, etc:

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Board Examiner for Oral Clinical Boards in Pediatric Dentistry

Associations and Organizations:

Committee Member, Continuing Quality Improvement, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Member American Orthodontic Society, Order of Medical Military Merit; Military Officer Association of America; Indiana Dental Association; North Central Dental Society

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

Immaculate Conception Haiti Medical Team

Message to patients:

“As a specialist in pediatric dental care, I am the pediatrician of the oral cavity and surrounding structures. I tend to focus on the entire dentist-child-parent interaction and not just the teeth. I attempt to make every dental visit a positive experience and allow the child to leave their appointment with a positive boost to their self-esteem.”

Hometown:

New York, NY

Hobbies/Interests:

Bike riding, softball, motorcycle riding, traveling, reading

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
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.
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.
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.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
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.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
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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