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

Rikin Patel, DDS  General Dentist

Rikin Patel DDS

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.

After performing the dental exam and reviewing the x-rays and gum analysis, Dr. Patel will create a customized treatment plan for your specific needs and goals. Are you experiencing a toothache or any sensitivity to hot or cold foods? Dr. Patel will let you know what is causing the discomfort, your treatment options, and the best timeline for addressing your concerns. Dr. Patel’s services include fillings, crowns, bridges, dental implant restorations, dentures and partials, gum treatment, and other techniques to restore your smile and your oral health.

Dr. Patel earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from Indiana University School of Dentistry. He also attended Indiana University for his B.S. in Biology. Dr. Patel holds a Masters degree in biology from Purdue University and is Invisalign® certified.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Your office staff was friendly and helpful. I was treated like a valued guest in your office.
Deanna G.
Dental and office staff are very professional, friendly and punctual. As a working professional, I appreciate the timeliness and efficiency and expertise during my visit. I wouldn’t go anywhere […]
Carol 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.
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.
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.
Great experience for our grandson. He goes back and has never complained about anything. We also took our 3 son’s there.
Kimberly H.
Wonderful staff, got me in fast.
Gina C.
Friendly staff and they cared about my dental needs.
Ariadna R.
I have come to you for years and am very happy with the service
Kathleen V.
Dr was amazing
Crystal Z.
Dr Carrol was the best oral surgeon i have ever seen. I asked him to be gentle when giving the numbing shot and was very gentle when extracting the tooth. I have had little to no pain afterwards. No […]
Isreal D.
Good information provided by hygienist and Dr. Patel on how to improve my already strong dental care habits.
Mike M.
Nicest Staff of Any Dental Facility I’ve ever been to.
Jason J.
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.
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.
The professionalism and courtesy of the people I met there. The rooms were set out in a useful and comfortable way and the people not only know their job, but they value the customers.
Marianne H.
Terry is amazing! Friendly and efficient with a gentle touch. I had no problem scheduling my appointments.
Kimberly C.
Dr. Stakem is very kind. I have had a lot of work done lately and it has been quick and painless.
Tracey K.
My dental hygienist is excellent.
Darlene J.
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!
Janus H.
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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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
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  • Phone: (574) 367-7000
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