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

Lauren Rinard, DMD  Pediatric Dentist

Dr. Lauren Rinard is a highly-skilled pediatric dentist who takes the time to build relationships with her patients and gain their trust. She has a notable education that is reflected in her dedication to pediatric dentistry. Dr. Rinard has extensive training in advanced behavioral guidance techniques for children of all ages and dental experiences, including children with special healthcare needs and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Her sensitive, compassionate approach ensures that her patients feel comfortable before proceeding with treatment.

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.

Dr. Rinard is a member of the American Dental Association, American Student Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Florida Dental Association and Florida Academy of Pediatric Dentists. She regularly volunteers her time to the Give Kids a Smile organization, which provides free dental care to underserved children and patients with special needs.

Dr. Rinard’s interests include enjoying the outdoors, hiking & running, traveling and spending time with her family.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
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.
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.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
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.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan 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.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Great service
Mark D.
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.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Nice service. And great job
Juliette C.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Lydwine W.
My daughter was so nervous to have her first filling done. The hygienist that came and got her, was so upbeat, positive and energetic. My daughter came out after the procedure, smiling and talked […]
Mackenzi C.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Service is great.
Broc D.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
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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