The Dental Center of Goshen
4024 Elkhart Road, Suite 15, Goshen, IN 46526

Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, DDS, MSD  Board-certified Pediatric Dental Specialist

Lauren Mummert

For Dr. Lauren (Mummert) Alavanja, Pediatric Dentistry is her passion in life. She strives to deliver the highest quality pediatric dental care to families. She likes to learn about patients and form professional relationships with the family. Her goal is to provide the best dental care to each individual patient. Dr.Alavanja is fluent in English and Spanish.


  • Riley Hospital for Children, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Master of Science in Dentistry and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN; Doctor of Dental Surgery
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN; Bachelor of Science in Biology

Dental Area of Focus:

  • General and Pediatric Dentistry
  • Preventative Dentistry
  • Restorative Dentistry
  • Dental Trauma Care


  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Indiana Dental Association
  • North Central Dental Society

Notable Achievements, Certifications, Recognitions:

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Chief Resident; Riley Hospital for Children
  • Indiana Society of Pediatric Dentistry Award
  • Arthur I Kline Research Award; Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Dennis P. Zimmerman Award; Indiana University School of Dentistry

Volunteer/Community Involvement:

  • The Junior League of South Bend: Serves as a trained volunteer to improve the community through effective action and leadership.
  • The United Way of St. Joseph County: Serves as a Board member to assist the United Way in mobilizing the community to collectively reduce poverty.
  • The University of Notre Dame: Serves as an alumna admissions volunteer.
Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
Dr Lauren was the best with my special needs daughter. The team was great. Made all the accommodations she needed to get her teeth taken care of. Thank you so much and we will be back
Rae B.
Dr. Mummert is amazing with children. My child went in for their first filling and I was extremely nervous. She talked to my child through the whole process and kept her relaxed.
Emmalynn K.
Very happy with my son’s experience with Dr Lauren!
Jody D.
Office Hours
Mon. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tue. – 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thu. – 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fri. – 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Phone: (574) 538-2011
Fax: (574) 875-0015
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Office Hours
  • Monday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Tuesday 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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