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
Everyone was very nice. I liked how my options were explained to me and then received a statement that clearly indicates the financial responsibility of each procedure.
Randy N.
The dental assistant and the dentist are both so great with my son. He’s 3 1/2 and has been going to them since he was 1 and he loves going to the dentist.
Austin S.
Very patient friendly, not many people like going to the dentist but everyone in the office makes it a pleasurable experience.
Debbie S.
The hygienists are very nice, professional, and the dentist are great.
Kevin R.
Really nice staff and they did great work!! Dr Kaiser (not sure on spelling) extracted two of my son’s teeth without my son making a peep!!!
Jozette C.
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 friendly went out of their way to help
Edward D.
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.
Friendly, caring , short wait time, thorough
Maurshane H.
Professional caring office!
Kimberly 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.
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.
Friendly staff and Shannon is very thorough. I trust her with taking the best care of my mouth and teeth!
Michelle M.
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.
They are good to deal with and treat you with respect and make you feel at ease
Maury B.
The hygienist Shannon, and Dr, were so kind and patient with my daughter(5 years) , who was difficult to even let them get a look in her mouth in the first place due to a horrible experience at a […]
Michelle S.
Great experience as always! I like the soft music in the background
Jason H.
A very good experience.
Jacqueline H.
I love going to see Brooke Henry. She always does a great job on my cleanings and always super friendly!
Angela L.
My hygienist was outstanding!!!
Octavia D.
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 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (574) 285-0460
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