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
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Extremely satisfied with the office and how caring everyone is. Excellent service.
Raimie W.
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
Always a friendly staff
Hailey A.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
Staff was very knowledgeable and kind!
April S.
Tracy is a wonderful hygienist.
Riccardo A.
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
Carine U.
I’m a mom of 6, and tend to put off self care things that I don’t deem nessicary (which means very few visits to dentists for me). I had an emergency and they were able to get me in promptly and […]
Kellie C.
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
Courteous, quality service. Reasonable, upfront pricing. Recommendations without guilt trips.
Torin E.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
This is a reliable and well connected dental center with the means to realistically meet any need.
Erin M.
The staff, the dental assistants and especially the doctor are so welcoming and wonderful with children. It is unlike any other dentist office I have been to … Very, sincerely caring.
Giovanni M.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
More personal service than the other Dental Center location.
Orianna P.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
Amber B.
You treat your clients with the upmost respect and understanding to there needs.
Roberta E.
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