The Dental Center of South Bend
1005 East LaSalle Avenue, South Bend, IN 46617

General Dentists in South Bend

Your smile says a lot about you. If your teeth and gums aren’t healthy, it may not make a positive impression. Staying on top of your dental health requires two things: taking good care of your teeth at home and seeing your general or family dentist regularly.

What Is the Purpose of Having a General Dentist?

A general dentist acts as a primary care provider for patients of all ages. General dentists don’t focus on specific branches of dentistry. Instead, they provide a full range of services that cover every aspect of dental health. Your dentist maintains the health of your teeth and gums through tests, treatments, procedures and preventative care measures.

What Tasks Does a General Dentist Perform?

When you visit your general family dentistry provider, you will receive a thorough dental examination. Your dentist may also clean your teeth, take x-rays, fill cavities and perform dental procedures to repair or restore damaged teeth. If you need help in perfecting your home dental hygiene routine, your dentist can offer valuable advice. He or she is also available to treat any unexpected dental symptoms or accidental injuries.

Our Extensive Range of General Dentistry Services

Our providers perform a wide range of general dentistry services to meet the needs of our patients and their families. Listed below are the valuable services that we offer.

  • Crowns
  • Dental Bridges
  • Dental Sealants
  • Dentures
  • Fillings and Restorations
  • Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment
  • Night Guards
  • Oral Cancer Screenings
  • Root Canal Therapy
  • Snore Guards
  • Tooth Extractions

How Often Should You Schedule a General Dental Office Visit?

Most people with average to good dental health should visit their dentists twice per year. If you have serious or ongoing dental disease or medical conditions which could affect your dental health, you may need to see your dentist more frequently. Regardless of the date of your last visit, you should schedule an appointment immediately when unexpected symptoms or injuries occur.

How Much Money Will My Dental Visit Require?

The cost of your visit depends on several factors including your insurance plan, standard office charges and what type of treatments you need. Contact us directly for more specific information about treatment and office fees.

How Can I See a General Dentist Near Me?

Our general dentists serve your area, and we’ll be happy to assist you in setting up an appointment with a skilled and experienced provider. Contact our office to get started.

How Long Does a Dentist General Practice Appointment Usually Take?

Once you’re inside the dentist’s exam room, your checkup can take as little as 30 minutes. If you’re having complex treatments or procedures performed, the length of your visit will depend on how long it takes to complete your procedures. For more specific information about treatment times, please contact our office.

Dental Appointment Preparation Tips

To get the most from your appointment, plan to arrive on time. Bring your insurance information, your medical history and a list of prescription and over-the-counter medications and supplements that you currently take. If you suffer from severe dental anxiety, please inform us so that we can be more aware of your needs during treatment.

What Happens If I Don’t Go to the Dentist?

If you avoid getting regular dental exams, you may develop tooth decay and gum disease without realizing it. As these conditions progress, they produce painful symptoms and may eventually require extensive, costly and invasive treatments. Seeing your dentist every six months ensures that dental problems are detected at an early stage when they are the easiest and least expensive to manage. Get on the right path to prevent pain, embarrassment and financial strain by scheduling your appointment today.


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Dental Bridges

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Dental Sealants

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Fillings and Restorations

Our dentists in South Bend offer dental fillings to treat cavities. Dental fillings can also be also used to repair cracked or broken teeth. Ask about tooth-colored fillings that make your mouth look more natural and attractive.

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Gingivitis/Gum Disease Treatment

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Night Guards

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Oral Cancer Screenings

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Root Canal Therapy

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Snore Guards

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Tooth Extractions

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Patient Reviews
Fast and painless!
Kelly T.
I have always had good service there . Been going there for about 15- 20 years
Ronald P.
Very pleasant experience
Overall good impression. Got what I was expecting.
Lila K.
Overall good experience.
Sherry D.
Great service and excellend customer service provided by staff.
Ariel E.
I was in pain over the weekend. I called Monday morning and they got me right in on Monday afternoon to take care of my very bad tooth pain. Thank […]
Jason P.
My procedure took 4 hours, mainly because there was only 1 dentist and he had to handle many patients while I sat in the chair. There was more down […]
Jane B.
Friendly, professional, and caring.
Mary B.
By far the best experience I have ever had while having to get a filling replaced.
Tammy W.
Very thorough and professional.
Jacquelin C.
Excellent service provided by hygienist Becky W.
Rebecc D.
I find the people in this office to be friendly and professional.
Steven S.
Friendly and caring staff. Always helpful with questions or concerns.
Richell K.
excellent and courteous service
Joseph V.
very professional
Very nice, helped me supa fast
Susan J.
Quick in job done without any pain
Eric W.
For my first time at this practice, everyone was very nice and courteous..I felt like they really care
Treviea W.
The people are friendly and courteous and the work on my tooth was completed in a timely manner.
Tricia W.
One of the best dentist appt I have been to
Leah N.
I love coming here! Fast, great work and painless!
Braedon T.
I had a great experience at the dental center. They are flexible with appointment times and the staff (front desk, hygienists, and doctors) is very […]
Dentist at the dental center are there to help you, not tell you things are wrong just to get more money out of you. They are all very friendly and […]
Rikki T.
Dr.Madu was very considerate of my level of comfort.
Peggy M.
Been going to this clinic for almost two years now. I have enjoyed my experiences with this clinic and I am thankful to them.
Jamie T.
Got in on time and everything went well.
Judy J.
Very kind and professional people work here. My experience was very good.
Joan W.
The staff was very courteous and nice. The service I received was very good. My wait time was minimal.
Marvin J.
Very reasonable prices for people without dental insurance, courteous fast service!
Ryan K.
Everyone there is great!
Christin A.
They are very helpful and friendly..
Rena M.
This morning at 8:30 I called for an appointment for what I thought was a cracked tooth. I had never been a patient there before, they got me in with […]
Amy darnell
Very professional & expert care, and only discomfort that I deserved. Great people.
very nice service in a timly manner
Larry C.
Outstanding caring people, always know me by name also.
Kevin S.
Marge was very good. She is an excellent dental heigist. So very glad I have her caring for my health and teeth. Thank you, Marge great job!
Sue B.
Even an extraction is no problem.
Michael A.
I appreciate the attentiveness and friendliness of the Dental Centers personnel. I feel they are interested in my dental and overall health.
Michael A.
I had an excellent experience.
Jamie T.
While I did have a couple of resin fills fall out, I don't believe that was the fault of the technician (my bad). They were replaced right away and […]
Timothy F.
My hygienist was excellent and very professional
Soneka W.
Love this office. Everyone treats you great
Gayle B.
Everyone very courteous and professional as well as friendly!
Lisa R.
Marge always pleasant an professional. I only use her for my cleanings.
Kevin S.
Had an emergency on my front tooth! Not only did they get me in right away but also worked quickly to get me a flipper tooth (in a day and a half)! […]
Angelia Y.
As always excellent service from hygenist, Becky.
Rebecc D.
I had a wonderful experience. I arrived early and was informed that the hygienist was out sick and they apologized for it. They offered to reschedule […]
Jacqueline S.
Friendly & excellent service !!
Don H.
No wait time, Very helpful and informative as to the procedure and what to expect. Excellent staff and dentist.
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 - 2:00 PM
Sat. – Closed
Sun. – Closed
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
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