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

Richard L. Cohen, DDS  Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Richard L. Cohen, DDS

Education:

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

Dental Area of Focus:

Pediatric Dentistry – Board Certified 1993

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions, etc:

Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
Fellow, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
Board Examiner for Oral Clinical Boards in Pediatric Dentistry

Associations and Organizations:

Committee Member, Continuing Quality Improvement, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, Member American Orthodontic Society, Order of Medical Military Merit; Military Officer Association of America; Indiana Dental Association; North Central Dental Society

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

Immaculate Conception Haiti Medical Team

Message to patients:

“As a specialist in pediatric dental care, I am the pediatrician of the oral cavity and surrounding structures. I tend to focus on the entire dentist-child-parent interaction and not just the teeth. I attempt to make every dental visit a positive experience and allow the child to leave their appointment with a positive boost to their self-esteem.”

Hometown:

New York, NY

Hobbies/Interests:

Bike riding, softball, motorcycle riding, traveling, reading

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
All of the ladies are so kind and gentle with the children and they are super friendly and knowledgeable!
Noah W.
Staff always so kind and explains everything with details step by step of they are going or did to my child
Daniel A.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
People are always nice and answer all questions.
Mark 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.
Very helpful!
Frederic D.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
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.
Felt like the dentist listened to me and concerns. Didn’t feel rushed
Khale L.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
I’m pleased with the results of Miles braces
Miles W.
Dr.Reed was so patient and caring while pulling my 3yr sons tooth along with her two assistants they talk to him and made sure he was relaxed and calmed him when he was anxious. I couldn’t have […]
Samii L.
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
love everything
Landon A.
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.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton 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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