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

Toni-Marie Small, DDS

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Toni-Marie Small is an experienced pediatric dentist with a passion for treating children and making them smile. She easily engages her young patients, sharing their interests in popular children’s programming and after school activities. Dr. Small’s ability to relate to her patients builds a bond of trust, putting them at ease and making dental visits a positive experience. She […]

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Lauren Rinard, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Rinard earned her Bachelor of Biomedical Science degree with a minor in Chemistry from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. She attended Midwestern University College of Health Sciences, Downers Grove, IL, earning her Master of Biomedical Science degree. Dr. Rinard continued her education at Midwestern University College of Medicine, receiving her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. She received her Certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from Nova Southeastern University, Davie, FL.

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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

Matthew Bernard, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Matthew Bernard is a highly-skilled, level one trauma center pediatric dentist, possessing extensive training and experience treating children with special health care needs and craniofacial deformities. Dr. Bernard provides compassionate care that enables family goals to shape treatment decisions. He maintains a fun, positive, and rewarding environment for all his patients. “Having fun is why I got into Pediatrics!”

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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
love everything!
Emerald A.
I love the employees always nice and pleasant.
Tessa L.
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.
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.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Very helpful!
Frederic D.
Doctor was very friendly,explained everything,staff was also very friendly!
Magaly G.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Love the dentist she is very personable and considerate. Great outgoing personality. (Female dentist not the male)
Kai N.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
Did very well at getting my daughter to get to know you better before you just took her to do her teeth
Skyaira P.
First time great experience…everyone is really nice and professional I loved it wouldn’t go anywhere else i was afraid my kids were going to be scared but they treated them with lots of […]
Aubrey R.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
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.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Everyone seems genuinely caring. It makes you feel much better when your child is not so sure about everything.
Carmen 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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  • 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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