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

Our Team

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South Bend Dentists

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Bachelor of Science, 1969 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1973

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Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

New York University, New York, NY; Bachelor of Arts, 1976, and Doctor of Dental Science, 1979 U.S. Army, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Specialty Training Pediatric Dentistry, 1991

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Lisa M. Moore, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

University of Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN; Bachelor of Science Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY; Residency Certificate

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Lisa R. Dekker-Reed, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Dekker-Reed earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology degree from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA in 1986. She continued her education at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA earning her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2001.

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Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, DDS, MSD

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

For Dr. Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, Pediatric Dentistry is her passion in life. She strives to deliver the highest quality pediatric dental care to families. She likes to learn about patients and form professional relationships with the family. Her goal is to provide the best dental care to each individual patient. Dr. Alavanja is fluent in English and Spanish.

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Patricia Gyasi, DDS

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Dr. Gyasi specializes in Pediatric Dentistry, making dental experiences pleasurable for children and their parents by creating a fun and safe environment. She establishes goals and treatment plans for her small patients which makes building a rapport with parents a success.

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Amanda Braun, DDS, MSD

Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

The Pediatric Dentistry Department at The South Bend Dental Center provides Comfort Bears to their patients in need of that something extra during treatment.

Comfort Bears

These Comfort Bears are donated by the Delta Theta Tau sorority of New Carlisle, IN.

Jen Leonard, RDH, a long time employee and pediatric dental hygienist, partnered with her mom Steph Lloyd to provide these donated Bears.

Patients can take these Bears home with them after their appointment free of charge! This is the thanksgiving version! the christmas version will be coming soon!

So, if your child requires a “comfort bear” during their dental visit, or they just forget to bring their very own favorite comfort item to their appointment please ask a staff member for one of these Comfort Bears.

Thanks, again to the Delta Theta Tau sorority of New Carlisle, IN for donating their energies to assist children manage what can be stressful situation.

Bringing “miles and miles of Michiana smiles” every day to our community!
– The Dental Center, South Bend, IN

Not only was The South Bend Dental Clinic open on Saturday November 11th to serve Veterans and their family members. They used the occasion to honor one of their own. Dr. (Colonel, US ARMY Retired) Richard L. Cohen.

 

This spooktacular pumpkin head was created for the pumpkin decorating contest Dr. Harrington sponsors every year. Prizes are awarded in several categories, and following the contest the decorated pumpkins are donated to nursing homes in the Michiana area.

Major Cohen circa 1988 (Ft. Hood, TX) competing to earn the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge!

The Dental Center staff members honor his service with a special gift!

The Dental Center made a yummy cake with 24 Blueberries representing the number of years Dr. Cohen was on Active Duty.


The South Bend Dental Center: Serving our community and Our Country.

The Dental Center South Bend Pedo staff shared in an exciting adventure during their team building day at the Edge Adventures Park at Rum Village Park in South Bend this past weekend.


Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff was wonderful with my son, who has Autism. They didn’t push him and found ways to do an exam that didn’t frighten him.
Elijah V.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
Great drs
Jessica S.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
love everything
Landon A.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Great care this appointment
Aspen 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 […]
Catheri D.
Service is great.
Broc D.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
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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  • 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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