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
Every thing went smoothly and (my teeth) had improved from the last time I was there. Can’t ask for more…..
Frances W.
Friendly, caring , short wait time, thorough
Maurshane H.
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.
Great service from dental assistant & dentist
Tracey L.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
Everyone was very nice. I liked how my options were explained to me and then received a statement that clearly indicates the financial responsibility of each procedure.
Randy N.
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.
Friendly, caring staff.
Lisa P.
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.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
Exceptional service by Cheryl
Alex M.
I’m always so hesitant to go to the dentist, but going to the Dental Center of Goshen definitely makes it easier! The staff is super friendly and they know what they are doing. My 2 year old […]
Rebecca C.
Genesis got a filling and she was very comfortable and content and I was nervous for her but I was made feel at ease.
Genesis H.
Friendly staff, wait time minimal
Hannah B.
Today my son had unexpected extraction’s, due to infection. Dr. Jess, and another woman I can’t remember her name, dark hair, made a super traumatic event so much easier. My son was […]
Brittany T.
Best service at affordable price
Tuphan D.
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.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
Prompt, courteous service. Everyone is personable.
Erma M.
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.
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