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, 1976Indiana 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, 1991Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1996

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
Cordial and knowledgeable staff
Antonio A.
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 Waylon, and I […]
Brittany T.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Jose G.
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
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.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
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.
I enjoy the smiley faces and the friendliness every time I walk in for my appointment….
Lavern W.
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Serica E.
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.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
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 Waylon, and I […]
Brittany T.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Gayle T.
The doctor and her assistant were great. I had a reaction to the lidocaine and they took care of me in a very comforting way!
Janus H.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
Good service
Dorinda B.
Good people mmm
Victor K.
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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