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

Our Team

South Bend Dentists

Gary Q. Metzler, DDS

General Dentist

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Bachelor of Arts, 1976 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1982

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Scott R. Keiser, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Keiser became a dentist after deciding to make an exciting career change later in life. He truly enjoys giving patients a smile that will last a lifetime! He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with High Distinction. Dr. Keiser’s focus is on General Dentistry and he especially enjoys […]

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Rikin Patel, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Rikin Patel is a general dentist who provides preventive, cosmetic, and restorative dental services. He strives to make people feel comfortable, taking the time to discuss any problems they’re having with their teeth or gums, and talking about what their ideal smile would look like.

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Michael Gasko, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Gasko uses his extensive experience to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He performs all aspects of general dentistry including, but not limited to endodontic, prosthodontic, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, extractions, periodontal therapy and treatment, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), sleep apnea therapy and treatment.

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Theresa Stakem, DDS

General Dentist

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1991 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1996

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
Carine U.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
I had a previous concern with the numbing agent. I explained this and they were wonderful working with me and my concerns! Really a great bunch of people!
Kathleen 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.
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.
We have been with The Dental Center for about 6 years now and have never been let down with the quality of service and knowledge. Thank you!
Clarissa L.
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
The hygienists are always very friendly when they provide guidance on healthy home care. The dentist is not scary or overbearing like others I’ve been to. They are very positive in looking towards […]
Raquel H.
Cordial and knowledgeable staff
Antonio A.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Jose G.
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.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
Love having my teeth cleaned by Deanna! She takes her time and is so personable!
Amber B.
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Kimberly H.
Great service
Patricia W.
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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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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