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.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
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.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
Magaly G.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
First time great experience…everyone is really nice and professional I loved it wouldn’t go anywhere else i was afraid my kids were going to be scared but they treated them with lots of kindness […]
Aubrey R.
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.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Very helpful!
Frederic D.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles 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 - 4:00 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 - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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