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

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.

After performing the dental exam and reviewing the x-rays and gum analysis, Dr. Patel will create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs and goals. Are you experiencing a toothache or any sensitivity to hot or cold foods? Dr. Patel will let you know what is causing the discomfort, your treatment options, and the best timeline for addressing your concerns. Dr. Patel’s services include fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implant restorations, dentures and partials, gum treatment, and other techniques to restore your smile and your oral health.

Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He also attended Indiana University for his B.S. in Biology. Dr. Patel also holds a Masters degree in biology from Purdue University.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Good service
Dorinda B.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
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.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
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.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
Friendly office staff!
Teri S.
I enjoy the smiley faces and the friendliness every time I walk in for my appointment….
Lavern W.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
Marge was great. She tried several different X-rays to see what my issues were. Dr. Metzler is great. I don’t want to see anyone else.
Jane B.
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.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Christine B.
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Stormi G.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
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 have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
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: (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
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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