Just as we love to help our patients, we also try to help the local community through a number of outreach efforts. The Dental Center of South Bend participates in the IUSB Access to Care Day event hosted by IU South Bend dental students, which calls for our South Bend dentists and dental hygienists to volunteer for an entire day to provide free dental care to local veterans. In addition, our office attends the Annual Career Academy Health Fair to talk about the importance of dental hygiene. We also strongly believe in team building, so each month we give customer service appreciation awards to staff members for working hard and providing excellent patient care. We look forward to welcoming you to our trusted practice.
Operation Smile, South Bend
Dr. Elayyan of our South Bend office is shown here with a happy and smiling military veteran after donating his time and skills to complete important and needed dental treatment. Dr. Elayyan is one of several Dental Center doctors who recently partnered with Indiana University South Bend’s (IUSB) Hygiene program and Operation Smile.
Operation Smile is a biannual program that screens military veterans for dental disease while providing x-rays and cleanings free of charge. The Dental Center’s Granger office is also supporting IUSB with support for this important and patriotic outreach mission!
Operation Smile 2018 was an outstanding success.
On November 9th, volunteers greeted, treated and referred for follow-up care over 30 military veterans. All veterans in attendance received dental radiographs, a complete dental exam, same-day treatment and referral for needed follow-up care. The Dental Center South Bend, IN and The Dental Center Granger, IN will be providing essential follow-up care free of charge.
Indiana University South Bend
Vera Z. Dwyer College of Health Sciences
(Community volunteers and IUSB Hygiene Program staff and students)
Ms. Julie Brummett (Dental Hygienist Granger)
Ms. Cecilla Drummond (Dental Hygienist South Bend)
Dr. Richard L. Cohen (South Bend)
Ms. Kelsie Primley (Dental Hygienist Granger)
Operation Smile South Bend
Dr. Richard L. Cohen from The Dental Center South Bend Indiana visited the Dental School in Port au Prince, Haiti.
Dr. Cohen was sponsored by Health Volunteers Overseas located in Washington D. C.
Dr. Cohen visited the school from October 30th to November 4th. Dr. Cohen worked with Faculty members and students. He conducted training in both Pediatric Dentistry, Orthodontics, Preventive Dentistry and Community Health.
Dr. Richard Cohen with some seminar members. He held a seminar on Silver Diamine Fluoride treatment options. The seminar was open to students, professors, and local Haitian dentists.
Dr. Richard L. Cohen donated one of many textbooks to the only Dental School in Haiti.
Accepting the ceremonial book: Dr. Samuel Prophete DEAN, Faculte d’ Odontologie and Dr. Christina Lafontant Secretary General, Faculte d’ Odontologie.
Both Dr. Prophete and Dr. Lafontant wish to thank The Dental Center, South Bend, Indiana and Dental Care Alliance for their support of this outreach project.
The Dental Center of South Bend is passionate about children’s dental health and our local community. We are continuously looking for ways to give back. February is National Children’s Dental Health Month and we are proud to participate in the ADA’s Give Kids a Smile Program. We have worked with local high schools to offer college scholarships to graduates and provide students with important information on maintaining proper oral health. Each year we sponsor various community events, host drives for Toys for Tots and provide dental health supplies where needed. The Dental Center of South Bend offers free resources to local organizations and community members including educational materials and oral health screenings.
We don’t just support the people of South Bend, we support the animals too! We have partnered with the Potawatomi Zoo to care for the oral health of their furry family. Our dentists have performed root canals, extractions and cleaned the teeth of leopards, river otters and more. Click here to visit our blog for more information.
Tina “Tooth Fairy” Oates is a Registered Dental Hygienist and our local Community Dental Health Educator. She can often be seen with our resident tooth mascot visiting community centers, boys and girls clubs, schools, daycare centers and healthcare events throughout South Bend. She can be seen at the local Crock Fest, Zoo Boo, and more, providing the community with dental health education, offering tips on maintaining a healthy diet, demonstrating proper brushing and flossing techniques and spreading oral health awareness throughout South Bend. We are proud to work with Tina, community residents, businesses and organizations in South Bend to improve oral health. Visit us on Facebook for more information and to learn where Tina “The Tooth Fairy” and the Tooth Mascot will be next.
Halloween at The Dental Center of South Bend!
Congratulations Dr. Sridhar Meda!
Sridhar Meda, DMD – General Dentist, American Soldier and now an American citizen, receiving his citizenship on Friday the 10th of June – congratulations and thank you for your service Dr. Meda!