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

Pediatrician Recommended

The American Academy of Pediatrics has taken a strong position to promote the awareness of dental health as part of an overall health concern in children. In 2008, a National Summit on Children’s Oral Health looked into the various aspects of oral health in children in the United States. It was determined that half of all children in the United States will develop cavities, and some will experience severe disease. Doctors realized that more education is needed for parents, and the pediatric community needed to work more closely with dental professionals to improve the oral health of children.

New recommended guidelines for screenings now have children seeing a dentist as young as age one or when the first tooth erupts. Early intervention and detection of dental issues is the best way to ensure proper growth and development. Imparting proper hygiene at a young age can also lead to healthier teeth and gums. At The Dental Center, our doctors are specialists at treating children and have additional training to deal with issues specific to developing mouths. We partner with many health care providers including pediatricians, family practitioners and hospitals to provide educational materials, referral channels and case consultations when needed.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
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.
My son was going to a different dental office, smaller dental peds, only two dentist in the practice. however due to being without insurance for 10 months . This is the location that I needed to […]
Anthony G.
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.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
Magaly G.
The gal who worked on Catherine’s teeth was very skilled at the cosmetic work which Catherine was getting done. She also was very kind and tried to help us visualize what the final product would be […]
Catheri D.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
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.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
Great service
Mark D.
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.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
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.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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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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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