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

James T. Harris, DDS  General Dentist

Dr. James Harris is well regarded for his compassion, understanding, and focus on ensuring his patients are comfortable with his treatment recommendations and clearly understand them as well.

He is an experienced general dentist with advanced training in wisdom tooth removal, completing more than 10,000 extractions, denture placements, and sinus closure procedures in his career. He is also certified in sedation dentistry.

Dr. Harris is a graduate of the Indiana School of Dentistry in Indianapolis, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. After graduating and completing several residencies – including intravenous sedation and implant surgery – he opened his own private practice and operated it for 24 years.   

Dr. Harris is a member of the American Dental Society of Anesthesia. When he’s not helping patients achieve healthier smiles, he enjoys fishing and spending time with his family, children and grandchildren.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
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.
Very professional staff.
George O.
Wife in wheelchair, staff goes out of way to help her.
Jeanette C.
Teri always does a great job and is very pleasant.
William C.
Great care and concern for the comfort and outcome of the patient.
Patricia D.
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.
Friendly, on-time service.
Gene P.
Friendly staff and a job well done
Jayson F.
I feel confident in the medical care I am receiving. Scheduling fits my schedule. And appointments are on time.
Robert W.
The staff are consistently efficient, pleasant and professional.
Carol G.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Quick in and out. Polite staff and dentist.
Lynnda M.
Excellent service!
Florencia A.
Very friendly staff, will be Back! Fast appointment, for a limited exam!
Amber K.
Great people. Everyone was so friendly. And great price. It was a good experience all around.
Martin M.
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
Very efficient. Friendly and everything is explained thoroughly .
Rachel M.
on time,good service ,friendly staff
Robert R.
Great service
Patricia 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
Phone: (574) 367-7000
Fax: (574) 245-7530
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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
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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