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

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!”

Dr. Bernard graduated cum laude from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, with his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science degree. He continued his education at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Bernard completed his two-year pediatric residency at Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC. He is an ardent advocate of continuing education, keeping current with the latest in dental technology.

Dr. Bernard has volunteered his time and skills to numerous organizations. Most recently at the UIC (University of Illinois at Chicago) Special Needs Outreach at Easter Seals, providing preventative, restorative, and oral surgery services to the children of Easter Seals. He also volunteered at the Rotation Student, Salud Y Paz Guatemala, providing direct care to patients at clinics in Camanchaj, Cunen, and Nahuala, Guatemala.

Dr. Bernard is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the International Association of Paediatric Dentistry.

In his free time, Dr. Bernard enjoys cycling, weightlifting, cooking, live music, and traveling.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Fast Service and friendly people…
Landon D.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
Friendly, knowledgeable and pleasant staff!
Alexis M.
Every one was very respectful & polite & didn’t mind answering questions
Jaden K.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Great service
Mark 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.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton M.
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.
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.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
The office staff had lots of experience working with young patients and did an excellent job interacting and caring for our son who had an emergency dental situation.
Cameron P.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Service is great.
Broc D.
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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