Full-Service Dentistry in Elkhart

Meet Our Team

Now Accepting New Patients

Our friendly Elkhart team is always ready to welcome new dental patients from Granger, Mishawaka, and surrounding areas. To begin, message us or call (574) 293-9832.

Comprehensive. High-Tech. Comfortable. The Watkins Family Dentistry Approach

Dr. Bruce Watkins and our entire office take pride in providing the Elkhart, IN, community with a wide variety of dental services. From preventive dentistry for your family to dental implants for missing teeth, you can rely on our expertise to deliver the highest level of care.

Our treatments are completed with innovative dental technologies, allowing you to achieve your desired results quickly, recover rapidly, and get back to your regular routine in no time.

We Use Advanced Dental Technology To Improve Your Care

Dr. Watkins keeps our Elkhart office equipped with sophisticated dental technologies, like:

Dental 3D Cone Beam CT Scanner

Our modern scanning tools allow us to make accurate models of your bite for more precise treatment.

Sapphire® Oral Cancer and Lesion Detection

Our oral cancer detection technology aids with the identification of small but potentially worrisome lesions.

Digital CAD/CAM Dentistry

Our manufacturing machinery allows us to create custom restorations in our own office.

 Our Approach to Calmer Visits

Our Elkhart office is designed to put every member of your family at ease, starting with our welcoming staff and individualized care.

Parents appreciate our child-friendly environment, which can make it easier to bring the whole family in for appointments.

Need a little extra assistance to stay calm? We also offer sedation services to help you enjoy pain-free treatment and feel comfortable throughout the entire process.

Visit Dr. Watkins for Dedicated Dental Care

Dr. Watkins

​It can help to get to know our dentist before your visit. Bruce Watkins, DDS, graduated dental school in 1998. Then, he served the U.S. Naval Dental Corp at Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Puerto Rico, and Okinawa.

Dr. Watkins completed his military service and founded Watkins Family Dentistry in 2002. Over the years, he built 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, he is most proud that his practice has become a place where patients of all ages feel comfortable getting the dental care they need. We serve patients in Granger, Mishawaka, and nearby. To get started, contact our Elkhart office online or call

(574) 293-9832

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"He works hard to help you understand." Dr. Watkins Makes a Real Difference


sarah olsen


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Watkins Family Dentistry: Look no more. This is where you want your care. Not only is Dr Watkins incredibly knowledgeable, he also works hard to help you understand the care you need and why. The staff is rare. Every single employee I have been in contact with goes above and beyond to make me feel so welcomed. You truly matter to them. I’ve been to 8 dentists since 2006. I’ve tried so many and have been dissatisfied...No one comes close to the care I receive at Watkins.

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Michael Vander Wal


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Dr. Watkins is a great dentist. If you want to know more information he always is willing to educated you. The staff is very friendly and accommodating.

I have received services from them for the last 3 years, and I have been very pleased with their service...I fully support recommending them for dental services.

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The Dramatic Difference Made by Implants

Patients with missing teeth can benefit from implants. These prosthetic tooth roots allow our dentist to restore your teeth from root to crown. Learn more, starting with a one-on-one consultation. We will ask about your goals, concerns, and budget to design a personalized treatment plan.

Featured Procedures & Services

Dental Implants

We place dental implants and restore them with your crown, bridge, or denture of choice. Implants replace both the tooth and the tooth root, for increased stability and improved durability.

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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 get your crown because they need to work with a separate dental lab. With our CEREC machine, we can precisely craft natural-looking dental crowns and more in our office in one visit.

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Smile Enhancement With CEREC® Same-day Crowns

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

Tour Our Elkhart Office

"Professional, caring and all around awesome." Elkhart Patients Trust Us


Karsten Anderson


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Professional, caring and all around awesome. From the time you walk in the front door, to the time you leave, you will be relaxed and felt genuinely cared for. If you're nervous about the dentist, come to Watkins. They make sure you are comfortable and take great care in putting your dentist fears to rest. Thanks everyone! Can't wait to see your smiling faces again!!

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Everyone in the office is absolutely wonderful.

The nicest group and Dr. Watkins is amazing.

A very comfortable environment.

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Patient Forms

​Planning your first visit? Save time and fill out paperwork for new patients beforehand.

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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:

  • International Dental Implant Association (IDIA), Diplomate
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
  • American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Chicago Dental Society (CDS)

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

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