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

Our Team

South Bend Dentists

Gary Q. Metzler, DDS

General Dentist

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Bachelor of Arts, 1976 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery, 1982

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Scott R. Keiser, DMD

General Dentist

Dr. Keiser became a dentist after deciding to make an exciting career change later in life. He truly enjoys giving patients a smile that will last a lifetime! He attended the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry, Lexington, KY, earning his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree with High Distinction. Dr. Keiser’s focus is on General Dentistry and he especially enjoys […]

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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.

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Michael Gasko, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Gasko uses his extensive experience to provide the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. He performs all aspects of general dentistry including, but not limited to endodontic, prosthodontic, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, extractions, periodontal therapy and treatment, Temporomandibular joint (TMJ), sleep apnea therapy and treatment.

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Theresa Stakem, DDS

General Dentist

Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; Bachelor of Science in Biology, 1991 Indiana University, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Science, 1996

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Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
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.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
They are good at their jobs. They get you in quick and are friendly and professional.
Stormi G.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Robert W.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
Great service
Patricia W.
Good dental care and friendly service.
Brett P.
Took our 3 yr old for her first visit and they were great with her.
Paula R.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
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.
They were amazing with my little man . They treat these children as best as can be . Love them
Debbie E.
Good service
Dorinda B.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
Deanna is very thorough and does an excellent job explaining the work being performed. The hygienist that shares work space with Deanna has cleaned my teeth in the past and is great as well.
Jeff J.
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 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
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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