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
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
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.
Great service
Mark D.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
The dental hygienist and the dentist were fabulous with my 4 year old. So calm and patient. She had a great experience.
Natalia M.
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
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.
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.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Dentist was extremely helpful.
Chelsea C.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Lydwine W.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and […]
Liliana G.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
Very friendly and did excellent with my son.
Stanley V.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
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.
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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