About Our Office

Welcome to the Dental Center of Indiana’s Children’s Dentistry and Braces. We have been serving the community for more than 50 years. Our team of dentists care for the unique dental needs of infants, children, teens, and those with special needs to help all patients achieve optimal oral health. Our state-of-the-art facility is designed to make your child’s visit a comfortable and enjoyable experience. We accept new patients and emergencies at our South Bend office, conveniently located at 1011 Michigan Avenue, , South Bend, South Bend 46350.

We value complete oral care beginning at an early age with regular hygiene visits, check-ups, and consistent home oral health routines. We offer a wide range of comprehensive dental services, including pit and fissure sealants, tooth-colored and stainless steel crowns, and composite fillings, which require less drilling and have a more natural appearance. We offer braces for children and young adults, using a non-extraction approach emphasizing growth-modification techniques to achieve optimal facial and smile results.

We accept most major dental insurance plans, offer financing options, and have in-house discount plans to fit the needs of every budget. We are committed to finding financial solutions to fit your budget, either by helping you maximize your dental insurance benefits, offering you our in-house discount plan, or assisting you with financing options.

Our Doctors

Lisa R. Dekker-Reed, DDS
General Dentist
The Dental Center of La Porte

1011 Michigan Avenue
La Porte, IN 46350

(574) 208-6811

Office Hours
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
Our Location
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Everybody was great
Madeline M.
So great with food allergies and anxious kiddos. My kid wasn’t nervous at all this time.
Collin L.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Friendly and thorough service.
Susann N.
Kind people, clean facilities.
Jared D.
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
The overall experience was superb.
Kyara W.
You are patient, calm, friendly, and encouraging. I appreciate you explaining things to my kids on their level so they understand! You’ve definitely helped my fear of the dentist!
Samuel W.
Friendliness, thorough, and on time
Rebecca C.
Fast, friendly, affordable
Raymond H.
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.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
every is always very friendly and they do a great job. I enjoy my experience when I am there.
Robyn P.
Great with my kids during their work and mine
Erika R.
I have been going to the Dental Center for years. I love that they hygientist are all friendly and quick. At my last appointment I had to bring my son who has special needs. The hygientist, Terry, […]
Dawn V.
Dr. Cochran is so great at what he does and the staff are all friendly and knowledgeable. They made going in for fillings so much better than I could have thought possible. Nice to see people who […]
Jaclyn B.
Good service..
Adriel R.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
Very Nice People!! Fast and effective!!
Sean L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here