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

Robert S. Austgen, DDS  Pediatric Dentist

Robert S. Austgen, DDS

Education:

University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; Bachelor of Science, 1969
Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1973

Dental Area of Focus:

Pediatric Dentistry, Hospital Dentistry

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions:

Past Chief of Oral and Dental Surgery, Memorial Hospital
Past Chief of Oral and Dental Surgery, St. Joseph Regional Medical Center

A pediatric dentist at the Outpatient Surgery Center at Memorial Hospital for more than 35 years. Dr. Austgen performs dental procedures for children and adults with special needs. He has received 36 nominations from coworkers stating that he is first and foremost an excellent dentist.

Affiliated/Dental-related Associations and Organizations:

Indiana Dental Association, American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

Other organizations/groups you participate in:

Church

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

Personally sponsor a softball team for special needs children every year.
Youth Association sponsorship (tennis, hockey and rugby) in the past.

Message to patients:

“I am blessed with the opportunity to treat the children in Michiana and, after 32 years, I still wake up with the excitement of going to work. Our goal has always been to treat children making sure they have a positive experience.”

Hometown:

Hammond, IN

Hobbies/Interests:

Going to the beach, boating, working outdoors in the yard, going to all sporting events

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
always kind , care for my children as if there own great group of women .
Alejandra G.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Everything went perfect.
Jamie H.
The gal who worked on Catherine’s teeth was very skilled at the cosmetic work which Catherine was getting done. She also was very kind and tried to help us visualize what the final product […]
Catheri D.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
Annaleigh B.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
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.
Very nice service
Jasmine M.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
I like the service i get from the place it is wonderful keep it going
Bella U.
Great caring staff
Jackson S.
Good service and nice people
Criss C.
Very polite staff made me feel welcome
Valeria G.
Staff are amazing
Hannah S.
y son is autistic, and they were wonderful with him and very patient.
Payton 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.
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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  • 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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