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
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
Annaleigh B.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
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.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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.
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.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
Magaly G.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
Love how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
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.
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.
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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