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

Welcome to The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)

We are pleased to offer you and your entire family exceptional dental care. Our professional full-service dentistry paired with our outstanding patient care is a winning combination – visit any of our offices in South Bend to experience the difference!

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Proper dental care is important at all ages. Good dental health requires that you take care of your teeth daily and have regular dental check ups. It is recommended that you receive regular professional dental check-up and cleaning.

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Specialists
For Special
Smiles
  • Cleanings
  • Mouth Guards
  • Fillings
  • Braces
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A dental discount plan

designed to keep you

and your family healthy.

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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

Saturday by appointment

Phone: (574) 367-7146
Fax: (574) 245-7502
Smile Now,
Pay Later
CareCredit
Most
Insurance
Accepted

Welcome to The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers), the High-Quality Local Dentists Families Trust

For 54 years, our family dental center has provided outstanding care for adults, teens, and children, beginning at the age of one. We specialize in pediatric dentistry, but also offer a full range of dental care services, orthodontic treatment, and sedation dentistry for patients at every age and stage of oral health. This has made our practice into a convenient local dentist office for your whole family’s needs, where we get to personally know every patient and build long-lasting relationships. We’re located at 1005 East LaSalle Avenue in South Bend, directly across the street from South Bend Clinic. Our office is close to a public transportation route for your travel convenience. For your scheduling ease, we are open on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. And for better communication with more members of our community, our bilingual staff is fluent in English and Spanish.

Call us today at (574) 367-7146 or book an appointment online.

Experienced Family Dental Care

Our skilled dentists in South Bend offer a wide range of dental services, including general dentistry, pediatric dentistry, orthodontics, restorative procedures, and sedation dentistry. Our general dentistry procedures include routine check-ups and cleanings, dental sealants, tooth extraction, root canal therapy, and gum disease treatment. We also offer numerous pediatric procedures to preserve a child’s smile, as well as provide options for braces to straighten and align teeth. Our many restorative treatments include traditional fillings, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and dentures. And for patients who have fear about visiting the dentist, we can perform many procedures with anxiety-reducing sedation dentistry for a more comfortable and calm dental care experience.

Affordable Payment Possibilities

We believe that oral health is priceless, so our South Bend dentists offer many payment options to make the cost of treatment fit any budget and personal needs. Our practice accepts many forms of dental insurance and we’re happy to explain your coverage benefits. We also take the DentRite® discount dental plan, make special financing available, and frequently feature cost saving discounts on our most requested dental services. Talk to our friendly office staff about the many ways we can help you save on saving your family’s smiles.

Call us at (574) 367-7146 today to schedule your appointment or book an appointment online.

Our Services

We are proud to offer a variety of dental services to meet the needs of all ages and dental conditions.

  • General Dentistry

    Bright, beautiful smiles rely on great dental health, and seeing your general or family dentist regularly is the key to keeping your smile looking its best throughout every stage of life.

  • Braces

    It is never too early to keep an eye on your child’s oral development.

  • Laughing Gas Sedation Dentistry

    Not everyone is a fan of visiting the dentist.

  • Pediatric Dentistry

    We know it’s important for you and your children to feel comfortable when visiting the dentist, and we make this our top priority.

  • Restorative Dentistry

    The objectives of restorative treatment are to repair or limit the damage from dental decay, protect and preserve tooth structure, re-establish adequate function, restore esthetics where applicable, and provide ease in maintaining good oral hygiene.

  • Special Needs

    Some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma.

Meet Our Dental Staff

Meet the Team

Dr. Krushan Chetan Patel, DMD

Board Certified Orthodontist

Dr. Krushan Chetan Patel caters to both patients and parents, treating everyone […]

Toni-Marie Small, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Toni-Marie Small is an experienced pediatric dentist with a passion for […]

Lauren Rinard, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Rinard earned her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. She attended Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Downers Grove, IL, earning her Master of Biomedical Science degree. Dr. Rinard continued her education at Midwestern University College of Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.

Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

New York University, New York, NY; Bachelor of Arts, 1976, and Doctor […]

Lisa M. Moore, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Bachelor of Science Indiana University School of […]

Lisa R. Dekker-Reed, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Dekker-Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the […]

Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, DDS, MSD

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

For Dr. Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, Pediatric Dentistry is her passion in life. […]

Patricia Gyasi, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Gyasi specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, making dental experiences pleasurable for children […]

Amanda Braun, DDS, MSD

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Matthew Bernard, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Matthew Bernard is a highly-skilled, level one trauma center pediatric dentist, […]

always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Fast Service and friendly people…
Landon D.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
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.
Service is great.
Broc D.
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.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha G.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
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 very happy and not as nervous to take her the next time!
Annaleigh B.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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Dental Care Basics
At our dental practice, we are committed to helping our patients keep their teeth for as long as possible. This requires adherence to certain best practices in managing dental health. Regular examinations, dental cleaning appointments and taking proper care of your teeth at home are all important parts of the process. Our dental team will work with you to make sure that you know the basics of dental care and to ensure that you receive the right services to help […]
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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
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