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

Special Needs in South Bend, IN

Some special children are very susceptible to tooth decay, gum disease and oral trauma. Others require medications or a diet which is detrimental to dental health. Still other children have physical difficulty with effective dental habits at home. The good news is dental disease is preventable. If dental care is started early and followed conscientiously, every child can enjoy a healthy smile.

A first dental visit by the first birthday will start your child on a lifetime of good dental health. Your South Bend pediatric dentist will take a full medical history, gently examine your child’s teeth and gums, then plan preventive care designed for your child’s needs. And, yes, your child will benefit from the preventive approach recommended for all children – effective brushing, flossing, moderate snacking and adequate fluoride. Home care takes just minutes a day and prevents needless dental problems. Regular professional cleanings and fluoride treatments are also very beneficial. Sealants can prevent tooth decay on the chewing surfaces of molars where four out of five cavities in children occur.

Pediatric dentists have two or more years of advanced training beyond dental school. Their education as specialists focuses on care for children with special needs. In addition, our office is designed to be physically accessible for special patients with curb cuts, elevator, wide doorways and hallways and a large bathroom.

If a child needs extensive treatment your South Bend pediatric dentist may provide in-office sedation or general anesthesia in a local hospital. Your pediatric dentist has comprehensive training in behavior management, sedation and anesthesia techniques. He or she will discuss the benefits, limits and risks of such an approach if it is recommended.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
love everything!
Emerald A.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Very helpful!
Frederic D.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Fast Service and friendly people…
Landon D.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
Magaly G.
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.
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

Saturday by appointment

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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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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