Dentistry for the Whole Family At One Welcoming Elkhart Office

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Treating Families Throughout the Elkhart Area

The search for a dentist you can trust to care for your family is officially over. At our Elkhart dental office, we treat patients of all ages. Whether you need a regular cleaning appointment or you want to plan restorative treatment with dental implants, our team can help.

We also don't just focus on your teeth. At our caring practice, we also screen for oral cancer, care for your gum health with periodontal treatment, and refine your appearance with BOTOX® Cosmetic injections.

Are you anxious about the state of your teeth? Don't worry. Our understanding team simply wants to make sure you have a happy, healthy smile. Experience the difference during your appointment.

Watkins Family Dentistry

Our Office Serves the South Bend Community

We have a wide network of patients throughout the state. Some of the local towns and communities in our area include:

  • Bristol
  • Dunlap
  • Granger
  • Goshen
  • Jefferson Township
  • Locke Township
  • Mishawaka
  • Nappanee
  • New Paris
  • Simonton Lake

Having Trouble Finding Our Office?


We're located near Kardzhali Park, near the intersection of Nibco Parkway and East Jackson Boulevard. If you need a little help finding us, call our friendly team.

Visit Our Welcoming Office During These Weekly Hours

Watkins Family Dentistry is located along the Elkhart Riverwalk in Downtown Elkhart. Come see us during our regular hours for your next appointment.

205 E Jackson Blvd
Elkhart, IN 46516

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

The Advantages of Choosing Our Elkhart Dentistry Practice

Sedation Options

Dental procedures can be nerve-wracking. Our team will keep you at ease throughout the process with our calm demeanor. If you need additional help to stay comfortable, we offer sedation options like nitrous oxide and oral conscious sedation.

Exceptional Training

Patients trust our dentist, Dr. Watkins, for his exceptional training. Dr. Watkins studied with the International Dental Implant Association, where he achieved diplomat-level training — the most advanced distinction possible at that prestigious organization.

Advanced Technology

Our practice pairs patient-centered care with advanced technology. This partnership has several key advantages, like crafting in-office same-day crowns with a CEREC machine and finding oral cancer with the Sapphire Lesion Detection system.

Pick a Dentist You Can Trust for All Your Dental Needs

Many patients struggle as they search for a dentist. And, even if they find one that they trust, they may still have to keep looking if that dentist doesn't provide each type of service that they need.

When you visit our dental office, though, you can find a comprehensive spectrum of services, ranging from general, to cosmetic, to restorative. We also take the time to build a relationship with you, so that you can truly trust us with your smile.

Our dental practice has served patients throughout the state of Indiana since 2002. If you're ready to see why they love our Elkhart team, contact us online anytime or call

(574) 293-9832

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Bruce Watkins, DDS, and the team at Watkins Family Dentistry provide personalized care to Elkhart patients.

"Very friendly and accommodating." Why Patients Return to Our Elkhart Office


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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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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You've Found Your Home For Dental Care

Even healthy smiles can need a wide spectrum of care. While some patients search for different dentists to suit each dental need, our dentist offers multiple types of dentistry–all under one roof. The scope of procedures we feature includes:

Take a Look At Our Trusted Affiliations

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A Practice Focused On Patient Education

Often, dental anxiety can be caused just by uncertainty about your treatment. So, it may help you to know how dedicated we are to communication.

Dr. Watkins truly takes the time to educate all his patients. Our team also feels the same way, making it easy for you to rely on them for questions, appointment planning, payment help, and more.

Whether you're wondering about how to care for your smile or you're a parent with questions about your child's teeth, we're happy to help. That way, you have the resources and confidence to protect your oral health, long after you leave our Elkhart dental office.

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See the Difference We Can Make In Just One Dental Appointment

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Before Dental Crowns
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After Dental Crowns
This patient had worn, irregularly shaped teeth so he visited our Elkhart office for an appointment. There, we made a plan: refining his teeth with life-like same-day dental crowns. With help from our dentist, his smile is in a stunning new state. If you're curious about crowns, message us.

A Patient's View Of Our Elkhart Office

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, disappointed and charged outrageous amounts, I’ve also gotten work done that did more damage. He has managed to heal and recover all the errors other dentists made. No one comes close to the care I receive at Watkins. Sarah Olsen

Considering Your Options? We Accept Financing

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Not all dentistry treatments are eligible for insurance, even if we are in the network for your plan. If you want to see if we're in-network before you plan an appointment, contact us.

It may help to know that regardless of the answer, you have a second option: financing. We accept CareCredit®, which lets you pay for your treatment over time.

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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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