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(574) 367-7146

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

For Dr. Lauren Mummert Alavanja, Pediatric Dentistry is her passion in life. She strives to deliver the highest quality pediatric dental care to families. She likes to learn about patients and form professional relationships with the family. Her goal is to provide the best dental care to each individual patient. Dr. Mummert Alavanja is fluent in English and Spanish.

Education:

  • Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Master of Science in Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; Bachelor of Science in Biology

Dental Area of Focus:

  • General and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dental Trauma Care

Affiliations/Organizations:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • North Central Dental Society

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chief Resident; Riley Hospital for Children
  • Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry Award
  • Arthur I Kline Research Award; Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dennis P. Zimmerman Award; Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Signature Leadership Program Graduate, Leadership South Bend/Mishawaka

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

  • The Junior League of South Bend: Serves as a trained volunteer to improve the community through effective action and leadership.
  • The United Way of St. Joseph County: Serves as a Board member to assist the United Way in mobilizing the community to collectively reduce poverty.
  • The University of Notre Dame: Serves as an alumna admissions volunteer.

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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

* Saturday by appointment

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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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The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)

1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

(574) 367-7146

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