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

Oral Cancer Screenings in South Bend, IN

The National Cancer Institute estimates more than 40,000 new cases of oral cancer within the year. The sooner oral cancer is found, the better the odds of overcoming the disease. Your South Bend dentist will perform the screening during your routine check- up. The screening exam will look for lesions, such as abnormal white or red clusters of cells. The goal of the screening is to detect cancer before symptoms appear or in the earliest stages so that it can be treated quickly and efficiently.

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Patient Reviews
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
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.
Terry is very thorough and friendly and makes the experience very pleasant.
Julia E.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Great service
Patricia W.
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.
Everyone is friendly and professional, and service is fast.
Cheryl M.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
Friendly office staff!
Teri S.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
Gina C.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Gretchen M.
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.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
Professionalism manner of the staff, dentist was very knowledgable and have a good sense of humor.
Rachael M.
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.
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Christine B.
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
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
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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