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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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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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
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
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.
Professionalism and friendliness
Vicente H.
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
Everybody is so friendly. I love this place!
Nick R.
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.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Efficient and expert dentists and assistants.
Barbara L.
The hygienist was gentle and thorough
Jose G.
It was my first time at the center but it felt like i was always going there because the service, the staff were all great! Best place to go
Carine U.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
staff is very friendly and competent
Cynthia B.
Always a great experience.
Rebecca T.
Excellent customer service from the entire LaSalle Dental Center staff!!
Don H.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
Having a filling replaced is a painful process (for me) and they took the time to mitigate the pain and tried to make me as comfortable as possible. I know this take extra time but I appreciate it.
Robert W.
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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