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

South Bend, IN Dentist

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 1005 East LaSalle Avenue, , South Bend, South Bend 46617.

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

Robert S. Austgen, DDS
Pediatric Dentist
Richard L. Cohen, DDS
Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist
Lisa M. Moore, DDS
Pediatric Dentist
Lisa R. Dekker-Reed, DDS
General Dentist
Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, DDS, MSD
Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist
Patricia Gyasi, DDS
Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist
Amanda Braun, DDS, MSD
Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist
The Dental Center of South Bend (Dentistry and Braces for Children and Teenagers)

1005 East LaSalle Avenue
South Bend, IN 46617

(574) 367-7146

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

Our Location
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Polite and efficient staff, and I especially liked meeting the new dentist, Dr. Patel, I believe, as he was very welcoming and professional.
Margaret C.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
Beverlie B.
The dental center is so professional but equally as relaxing. The employees make it feel like such a relaxed and fun setting. They should be so proud of how they interact
James T.
Great service, fast and efficient
Michelle D.
Extremely satisfied with the office and how caring everyone is. Excellent service.
Raimie W.
Everyone was very nice and made me feel comfortable.
Tiffany K.
Very friendly staff, will be Back! Fast appointment, for a limited exam!
Amber K.
Professionalism, waiting period wasn’t that long to be called back.
Jariyah W.
love everything!
Emerald A.
Everyone in the office is very personable!! Everyone smiled and talked with such ease and with a caring nature. The dentist was honest and gave me options for care. My appointment was at 9:15 and […]
Liliana G.
Quick, fast, no-nonsense, friendly and competent help
Patricia B.
Friendly, caring , short wait time, thorough
Maurshane H.
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
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.
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.
love everything
Landon A.
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
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.
Great place! Love the employees!
Marci G.
Amazing, friendly, patient, funny, professional, informative staff. They were wonderful to my children.
Bowen S.
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