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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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
Smile Now,
Pay Later
CareCredit
FREE
Sonicare
Toothbrush
$4,900
Complete Braces*
$99 Children’s
Special

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

For 52 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 request 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 request 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.

  • Nitrous Oxide (N2O) 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

Amanda Braun, DDS

Pedodontist

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Bachelor of Science, 1969 Indiana University, Indianapolis, […]

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

Pediatric Dentist

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

Flynne Weingarten, DDS

Pediatric Specialist
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Great drs
Jessica S.
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.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Great service
Mark D.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
love everything
Landon A.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
Dr.Reed was so patient and caring while pulling my 3yr sons tooth along with her two assistants they talk to him and made sure he was relaxed and calmed him when he was anxious. I couldn’t have asked for a better staff
Samii L.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
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.
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.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
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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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7146 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7146
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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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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