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

Our Team

South Bend Dentists

Fadi Elayyan, DMD

General Dentist

“I like to think of my patients first. I listen to their questions and concerns, and try to address each one. I like to treat my patients how I myself would like to be treated.”

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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
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!
Clarissa L.
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 […]
Brittany T.
The gentle care given and the wonderful people that work there.
Gretchen M.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
Staff is great.
Melissa G.
Friendly office, great service.
Janet B.
My son has braces from the Dental center, and my daughter might be next. What makes this place awesome for my kid’s dental health, is because of Doctor Richard L. Cohen. He is good with kids, […]
Sayela W.
Prompt service, little wait time, great hygienist
Monica N.
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.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
Good dental care and friendly service.
Brett P.
I love the great treatment you get from everybody
Gayle T.
Great customer service at the check in check out office. Great hygienist – Marge. Great dentist!
Florencia A.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Everyone is fantastic!
Janus H.
Service is efficient and everyone is friendly.
Christine B.
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.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
Staff is very personable and friendly.
Sherry D.
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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We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

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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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