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

Community Outreach

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.

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.

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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.

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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.

The Dental Center of Indiana - Employee PhotoWe 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!

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Congratulations Dr. Sridhar Meda!

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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!

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Patient Reviews
Always good quality care.
Rebecca T.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Kimberly H.
I found the care to be of the highest quality, both in terms of dental care and attentiveness to patient care. Notably, Sam. who was my primary dental assistant, was especially outstanding in all […]
Edward C.
We have been with The Dental Center for about 6 years now and have never been let down with the quality of service and knowledge. Thank you!
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Very professional staff.
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I love the great treatment you get from everybody
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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 […]
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Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
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Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
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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.
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Staff is great.
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Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
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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 […]
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I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
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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!
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