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

New Patient Information

We are accepting new patients! Call (574) 367-7000 or click here to make an appointment today. At The Dental Center of South Bend, we want to ensure your smile is bright and healthy for years to come.

Proper dental care is important for all ages.

Good dental health requires daily care of your teeth, including brushing, flossing, and regular dental check-ups. It is recommended that you receive professional dental check-ups and cleanings at least 1-2 times per year. At The Dental Center of South Bend we provide top service for your annual check-ups and cleanings as well as necessary treatment you may need.

How to avoid dental problems? Good daily dental practice, including:

  • Brush after meals with a toothbrush that has soft or medium bristles.
  • Use toothpaste with fluoride.
  • Use dental floss every day.
  • Eat fewer sweets, especially between meals.
  • Do not smoke or chew tobacco products.
  • Visit your dentist for regular check-ups.

First Visit Overview

Thank you for selecting our office for your dental care. To ensure that we properly diagnose your dental needs, your first visit with us will include a comprehensive exam and all necessary x-rays. Our clinical team will review the results of your exam and x-rays and discuss any necessary future treatment you may need. We understand that every patient is different, and we treat each patient as an individual with unique dental needs and conditions. Our goal is to provide you with the most comprehensive dental care.

Click here to book an appointment today.

First Visit Paperwork

We are glad you have chosen our office for your dental care. Please print your new patient forms and privacy policy and complete the forms prior to your appointment. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon!

New Patient Paperwork

Privacy Notice Forms

If you wish to send any patient forms or other documentation before or after an appointment please fax them to (574) 245-7530.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff was friendly and efficient.
Hannah A.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
Good service
Dorinda B.
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.
I’ve always had great experiences with the hygienists and Very happy with the work dr metzler does…. They all seem to genuinely care about the patient.
Debbie H.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Cordial and knowledgeable staff
Antonio A.
Having a filling replaced is a painful process (for me) and they took the time to mitigate the pain and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I know this take extra time but I appreciate it.
Robert W.
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.
Good dental care and friendly service.
Brett P.
I’ve been a The dental Center since I was a kid. Once I got married and on insurance that allowed me to stay with them, I didn’t hesitate looking elsewhere. Friendly staff. Love my dental […]
Rebecca R.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
I found the care to be of the highest quality, both in terms of dental care and attentiveness to patient care. Notably, Sam. who was my primary dental assistant, was especially outstanding in all […]
Edward C.
The receptionist was very kind. The hygienist was very easy to talk to and informative. The dentist took the time to examine my teeth and make sure I knew the problems I was having.
Kurt K.
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Gayle T.
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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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.

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For appointments, call us at: (574) 367-7000 or
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For appointments, call: (574) 367-7000
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
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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