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
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.
The care and customer service here are top-notch. My hygienist, Heather, is careful, detailed, and thorough. She explains what she is doing every step of the way. I would recommend the Dental Center […]
Joel D.
Friendly staff and Shannon is very thorough. I trust her with taking the best care of my mouth and teeth!
Michelle M.
Any doctor/dentist visit can be stressful but it’s anything but that at The Dental Center. You all have made my visits very pleasant.
George K.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
I hadn’t been to the dentist in at least 3 years, and I was very self conscious of my teeth. I was scared going to the dentist because of what they would say, and make me feel bad for letting my […]
Alexis B.
The hygienist was extremely patient
Ellayna P.
Why didn’t I start going here a king time ago?? They’re friendly, professional & quick! Affordable too! Dr. Gasko is the best!!!!!
Nioaka W.
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.
Everyone was so polite and so good with my kids.
Colton W.
Dr Keiser and Britne are both great! Very professional, and made sure that it was a comfortable experience for me
Alicia D.
Heather was professional, caring and graceful. Receptionists were very nice and efficient.
Hafiz A.
overall staff was great felt like they care about everyone. No pressure they give you honest advice and let you make the decide what course to take the your dental health.
Greg C.
Satisfaction in service, quality care, friendly atmosphere and familiar faces. My dental hygienist is kind and thorough & does her job well.
Heidi H.
This convenient and clean facility is staffed with courteous and professional people, who seem genuinely concerned with the patients. Jessica in particular was very helpful.
Sen M.
Brooke is the best hygienist. She always makes me feel comfortable.
Brooke G.
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.
Everyone was very nice and professional.
Nancy K.
Dr Douglas is fantastic! He makes sure to take the time to get your dental work done precisely. Each time I go, I feel like I’m his only patient there. I feel comfortable in there care. They […]
BMoney B.
Friendly and pleasant visit. Shannon explained every procedure as she did them. Willing to answer questions and very informative.
Mary R.
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 - 7:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 285-0460
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