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
Friendliness of the dental assistant.
David B.
Great compassionate care. The hygienist and doctor worked so good with my little ones first dental visit.
King G.
super friendly people and gentle and great with my boys! defiantly recommend them to anyone! I also love them to for my own care all around great experience and great dentistry!!!! :-)
Dawn H.
Number of times I’ve been to office for dentures, always courteous and conscious of my needs. Great people to have working on you.
Gary S.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Good service
Dorinda B.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
My appt was fast and easy! I was in a hurry so I enjoyed going in, getting my cleaning and getting out of there in less than an hour!
Danielle S.
Your team is wonderful with Dr. Cochran, Amber, Stacy, Melody and everyone to make a great experience!
Jeff M.
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.
My daughter had a not very good experience at her first dental check at another practice. She was so much happier and said the she really liked Dr. Reed. Dr. Reed was so great with her and it made me […]
Annaleigh B.
Awesome people, I have had the best experience with my dental care.
Larry A.
The service was excellent from the moment I walked in. The entire staff had a genuine, welcoming smile and seemed to care about every client. I have rarely seen such authentic friendliness and caring […]
Lori H.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Jan 2018. Great staff here at the Granger office. Cheryl is an excellent hygienist. My wife and I have been coming here for a few years. Beautiful reception area to relax before your appointment.
Gerard E.
Great people and excellent work
Brian N.
The overall experience was superb.
Kyara W.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Nice, clean office, friendly staff
Marci H.
Great place! Love the employees!
Marci G.
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