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
Very good with children. Very thorough with exams and questions. Enjoyable experience.
Myles M.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
Gerri was fantastic. Great experience!
Margaret S.
love everything!
Emerald A.
The hygienist and denist are always very nice and understanding. Great experience for my special needs daughter and me.
Lydwine W.
Everyone was so kind and sweet to my kids. It was a breath of fresh air.
Izabella T.
Because they treat my daughter very well and she isn’t afraid to be there
Serenity S.
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Great caring staff
Jackson 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.
So polite & friendly !
Lilly H.
The staff was friendly and great with my three year old.
Braelyn W.
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.
Everyone was wonderful, kind and very understanding!
Evan F.
Great care this appointment
Aspen G.
Just an excellent place
Alexis F.
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.
Everyone was very kind and professional.
Ava H.
Caring , fun and goofy doctors . Experience overall was great
Andrea G.
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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