We Are Open – Safety is Our Top Priority! We’ve reopened in accordance with CDC, O.S.H.A., and State Dental Board guidelines to responsibly resume seeing our patients for regular dental appointments and treatment. We want to assure you of the measures we take to maintain a clean and safe environment so you can continue to receive needed dental care without fear or concern.
South Bend Dentists
Dr. Krushan Chetan Patel caters to both patients and parents, treating everyone like family. He creates an atmosphere of trust and uses an easy to understand approach when presenting treatment plans. Dr. Patel is board-certified in his field of dentistry, committed to the highest level of excellence and standards of orthodontics.
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 […]
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Amanda Braun, DDS, MSD
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!”
The Pediatric Dentistry Department at The South Bend Dental Center provides Comfort Bears to their patients in need of that something extra during treatment.
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.