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

Robert S. Austgen, DDS  Pediatric Dentist

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Education:

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

Dental Area of Focus:

Pediatric Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions:

Past Chief of Oral and Dental Surgery, Memorial Hospital
Past Chief of Oral and Dental Surgery, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

A pediatric dentist at the Outpatient Surgery Center at Memorial Hospital for more than 35 years. Dr. Austgen performs dental procedures for children and adults with special needs. He has received 36 nominations from coworkers stating that he is first and foremost an excellent dentist.

Affiliated/Dental-related Associations and Organizations:

Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Other organizations/groups you participate in:

Church

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

Personally sponsor a softball team for special needs children every year.
Youth Association sponsorship (tennis, hockey and rugby) in the past.

Message to patients:

“I am blessed with the opportunity to treat the children in Michiana and, after 32 years, I still wake up with the excitement of going to work. Our goal has always been to treat children making sure they have a positive experience.”

Hometown:

Hammond, IN

Hobbies/Interests:

Going to the beach, boating, working outdoors in the yard, going to all sporting events

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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 dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
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 caring staff
Jackson S.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
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.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
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.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
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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