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

Rikin Patel, DDS  General Dentist

Rikin Patel DDS

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 holds a Masters degree in biology from Purdue University and is Invisalign® certified.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
The staff was friendly and efficient.
Hannah A.
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.
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.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
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.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
Terry is AWESOME!
Yolanda W.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Robert 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.
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.
Friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable
Serica E.
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 care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
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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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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