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
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Stormi G.
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.
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.
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.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Love how they talk to before they do anything to your child or ask questions about things you watching out for at home
Rihanna K.
Dr.Reed was so patient and caring while pulling my 3yr sons tooth along with her two assistants they talk to him and made sure he was relaxed and calmed him when he was anxious. I couldn’t have […]
Samii L.
We were in and out and the staff was Wonderful.
Sophia V.
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.
Great service, fast and efficient
Michelle D.
Everyone is always friendly and appt time starts on time.
Zoe A.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
The staff is very friendly. I always have a good experience when I go there.
Dan L.
Dr. Cochran
Jonale H.
Great staff that is very friendly. The prices are very good too.
Randall P.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
Professional and personal. Facility is top notch.
Chad R.
Got me in the next day and replaced a filling that was broken.
Annette M.
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.
We love Dr. Moore and her hygienists. They are phenomenal with our son!
Grant 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