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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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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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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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Paula R.
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
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.
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Serica E.
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
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 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.
Friendly office staff!
Teri S.
The staff and the doctor was great
Tracy J.
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.
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.
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Christine B.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
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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