Full-Service Dentistry in Elkhart

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Our friendly team is always ready to welcome new patients to our Elkhart, IN, office. If you are considering visiting us for the first time, send us a message online or call (574) 293-9832.

Watkins Family Dentistry Comprehensive. High-Tech. Comfortable.

Welcome to our practice! We take pride in providing the communities of Elkhart, Granger, Mishawaka, and beyond with a wide variety of dental services. Whether you are in need of basic preventive dentistry for your family or dental implants as part of a full mouth reconstruction, you can rely on our expertise to deliver the highest level of care that you deserve.

We are all about providing positive dental experiences to patients from all walks of life. We have a team of highly skilled and experienced professionals committed to helping you during each step of your care. Our treatments are completed with the most innovative dental technologies available today, so you can expect to achieve your desired results quickly, recover rapidly, and get back to your regular routine in no time. 

Our office is designed to put every member of your family at ease. We have a child-friendly environment and welcoming staff dedicated to making your visit a pleasant one. We also offer sedation services to help you enjoy pain-free treatment and feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

If you are looking for a dentist that will treat you like family and help you achieve and maintain excellent oral health, we invite you to contact our Elkhart, IN, office today!

Meet Our Dentist Bruce Watkins, DDS

After graduating from dental school at Indiana University in 1998, Dr. Bruce Watkins began his career with the U.S. Naval Dental Corp. During his time in the Navy, he served at Portsmouth Naval Hospital before being deployed to Puerto Rico and Okinawa.

Dr. Watkins completed his military service and eventually founded Watkins Family Dentistry in Elkhart, IN, in 2002. Over the last two decades, he has managed to build a thriving, state-of-the-art practice while also continuing his own dental education. He maintains membership in several dental associations, and he achieved prestigious "Diplomate" status with the International Dental Implant Association.

Of all of his achievements, Dr. Watkins is most proud that his practice has become a place where patients of all ages feel comfortable getting the dental care they need. If you want to find out what our dentist can do for you, request an appointment at our practice today.

Bruce Watkins, DDS
Bruce Watkins, DDS

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5-Star Reviews for Dr. Watkins "A Diamond in Dental Care"


Charlene H


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Very impressed! Everyone was fantastic, very professional and very patient with my little girl!  I love that Dr. Watkins and his staff respect the parents involvement and present with their children during cleanings and treatment.  I was right there with her during her appointment and she wasn't nervous or scared at all. As a parent,  being present with my child during their care is of utmost importance to me and I greatly respect Dr. Watkins and his staff that their values and priorities are always patient first!

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Llinda Spicher


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Excellent Dentist and Staff!!  Completely looks after the patient.   Dr. Watkins knows his craft and does CARE for you.  They are 100 percent professional in every way.  Their work is very Excellent. Found a diamond in dental care here!  My family has been with the practice for several years.  They are keepers!

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Schedule Your Appointment Today

There are many reasons to schedule an appointment with Watkins Family Dentistry in Elkhart, IN, including:

Requesting an appointment with our dentist is easy. You can fill out our online appointment-request form, or you can give our team a call at:

(574) 293-9832

Understanding What Dental Implants Can Offer

At Watkins Family Dentistry, we place dental implants and restore them with your crown, bridge, or denture of choice. Because this restorative option replaces both the tooth and the tooth root, it offers increased stability and can significantly improve the durability of your results.

In addition to placing individual or several missing teeth, we can also fully restore nearly complete tooth loss with the All-on-6 dental implant method. With this technique, we can anchor a full denture of teeth with only six implants, significantly reducing surgical risk.

If you are considering implants but are unsure about the cost, our team can sit down with you during a one-on-one consultation. We will ask about your goals, concerns, and budget in order to design a treatment plan that works for you.

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Featured Procedures & Services

Dental Implants

Patients with missing teeth can greatly benefit from dental implants, prosthetic tooth roots that fuse with the jawbone and allow our dentist to restore your teeth from root to crown.

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All-on-6 Dental Implants

If you are missing a full arch of teeth, our dentist can treat you with the innovative All-on-6 dental implant method. By attaching a denture to only six dental implants, you can eat, speak, and smile with confidence.

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BOTOX Cosmetic

BOTOX Cosmetic injections can reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Our team can also use these injections to relax the jaw muscles, providing relief from TMJ Disorder and teeth grinding.

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Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers can restore volume and youthful plumpness to your face. We offer multiple dermal fillers, including Restylane® Lyft, Restylane Silk, and JUVÉDERM. Our team is fully certified to administer these injections.

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Oral Conscious Sedation

Dental anxiety causes many patients to avoid trips to the dentist. To help anxious patients get the care they need, our dentist can prescribe oral sedatives that can be taken before treatment.

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Same-Day Crowns

Other practices may take weeks to provide you with a crown because they need to work with a separate dental lab. Thanks to our CEREC same-day crown technology, we are able to precisely craft natural-looking dental crowns in our own office in the timespan of one appointment.

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Smile Enhancement With CEREC® Same-day Crowns

Thanks to our advanced CEREC® same-day crown technology, this patient was able receive a fully restored smile in just one visit to our Elkhart office.

Our Dental Technology

In order to provide the best possible care to our patients, our dentist keeps our Elkhart office equipped with the most sophisticated dental technologies available. High-tech dentistry provides our patients with numerous benefits, including:

  • Our modern scanning tools allow us to make accurate models of your bite so we can precisely plan treatment.
  • Our oral cancer detection technology helps our dentist identify potentially worrisome lesions that would be missed by the human eye.
  • Our manufacturing machinery allows us to create custom restorations quickly and conveniently in our own office.
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Trudy Battjes


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Dr. Watkins and his staff are so professional.  They make you feel like family and explain every procedure that the are performing so that patients feel at ease.

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Amanda moore


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Such a great place to go. All the staff is super friendly. They take there time to make sure everything is the way it should be. Dr. Watkins explains what he is doing and is very knowledgeable.

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If you are planning on visiting us for the first time, you can expedite your appointment by filling out our new patient paperwork before you come in.

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Watkins Family Dentistry Bruce Watkins, DDS

Watkins Family Dentistry is a comprehensive dental practice in Elkhart, IN, providing general, cosmetic, and restorative care. Dr. Bruce Watkins is a highly trained dentist affiliated with:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • The International Dental Implant Association
  • The American Academy of Facial Esthetics

To request an appointment, please fill out our online form or call (574) 293-9832.

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Elkhart Office

205 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516

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Every other Wednesday our office hours change to: 10:00am - 7:00pm and closed for lunch from 2:00pm - 3:00pm.

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