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
Very professional and time efficient. Boys were both comfortable.
Aaron A.
My experience at the Granger Dental Center was amazing! Megan Yeager was my hygeinist and she was very knowledgeable, polite, professional, and helpful with how I can improve my dental health.
Nathan Y.
Explained what was going to be done and during procedure, made my daughter comfortable.
Alexis B.
This was my second visit to the dental center in Goshen they are wonderful. My first visit was a cleaning. My second was to put my crown back on after it came off. They are awesome thank you so much […]
Sue M.
Great staff! Friendly, helpful and great with children.
Braylee M.
Professional caring office!
Kimberly G.
The people and their competence.
Debra K.
Cause i love the effectiveness that yall give every patient and nothing is rushed and everyone recieve the amount of attention needed
Ronald J.
Helpful and quick to respond to patients needs.
Lael M.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
Staff were very knowledgeable and came to aid in a reasonable amount of time.
Noah S.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
Friendly office staff!
Teri S.
So happy to have Dr Cochran back. He is always so caring about his patients.
Barbara W.
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.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
Dr. Douglas and staff are true professionals!
Todd N.
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
Austin S.
The hygienist, Julie is very nice and made me feel very comfortable.
Karen K.
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