The Dental Center of Mishawaka
112 Ironworks Avenue, Suite B1, Mishawaka, IN 46544

How to Find a Dentist for Your Needs

Dentist Selection

Regular dental care is the best way to prevent gum disease and early tooth loss. When it’s time to change dentists or move to a new area, it’s important that your new provider meets your needs. If you don’t know how to find a dentist, don’t worry. You’re not alone, and there are many resources to help you.

The American Dental Association (ADA) recommends asking your family, friends, and neighbors first. If they can’t recommend any affordable dentists, try asking your former dentist or your doctor. If you still don’t have any prospects, contact your local dental society. It’s a good idea to visit several dentists before making a commitment.

During the first visit, you can usually find answers to the following questions to help you determine whether or not you’ve found a good match:

  1. Do the office hours and appointment options work with your schedule?
  2. Can you get to the office easily from home or work?
  3. Is the exam area clean and orderly? Does equipment look new and modern?
  4. Was your dental history and medical information recorded to a permanent file?
  5. Does the dentist practice and recommend preventative care?
  6. How does the dentist handle emergencies when the office isn’t open?
  7. Did you receive clear information about fees and payments before your treatment?
  8. Is the dentist a member of the ADA?

DMD or DDS?

A “DMD” is a “Doctor of Dental Medicine,” while one listed with the letters “DDS” is a “Doctor of Dental Surgery.” Both dentists have received identical education and training and are held to the same strict standards, and he two degrees are essentially the same.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Mishawaka, call The Dental Center of Mishawaka today at (574) 285-0460 or make an appointment.

The Dental Center offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Mishawaka. With 4 affiliated practices throughout Indiana, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At The Dental Center of Mishawaka, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at The Dental Center of Mishawaka.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Took my 5-year-old to get cavities filled, he actually fell asleep! I got to stay with him the whole time. The staff was amazing, I would highly recommend this office.
Angela F.
My first visit was yesterday and my hygienist was great and even though the dentist only came to see me briefly, he was also very nice! I feel I was treated well and I will continue going back for […]
Jenny E.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
Friendly and pleasant visit. Shannon explained every procedure as she did them. Willing to answer questions and very informative.
Mary R.
the dentist keizer i believe was his name who has taken over all my dental work since i was about 20 has been amazing. super friendly, explains things so i fully understand, and even goes above and […]
Alyssa W.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
Colton W.
Quick, fast, no-nonsense, friendly and competent help
Patricia B.
More personal service than the other Dental Center location.
Orianna P.
Excellent service and knowledge
John S.
Friendly staff, wait time minimal
Hannah B.
Staff is extremely nice. Office is extremely clean.
Rona B.
Great experience as always! I like the soft music in the background
Jason H.
I needed 1day service, and Dr. Gasko and the staff made this possible. As usual, the Dental Center showed total concern for my need.
Beverlie B.
Everyone is so nice and worked my kids in for sealants while we were there
Josiah W.
Very friendly went out of their way to help
Edward D.
If you need a dentist and are scared due to past experiences don’t worry, go to the dental center of Mishawaka and not only will your teeth look good and will show them off with a smile but […]
George K.
My hygienist was outstanding!!!
Octavia D.
Pleasant staff.
Cora R.
Great customer service! The hygienist and doctor was extremely gentle and caring. They respected my privacy during my visit. I highly recommend The Dental Center!!
Amy G.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
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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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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) 285-0460
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