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
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
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.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
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.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
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.
Cause i love the effectiveness that yall give every patient and nothing is rushed and everyone recieve the amount of attention needed
Ronald J.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Service was great from behind the counter to the actual visit
Samantha 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.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
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
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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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  • Phone: (574) 367-7146
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