Meet Dr. Helen

"Being able to connect with children to help alleviate their fears and build their confidence is wonderfully satisfying. It’s all about having a good time here at CreatingSmiles. In fact, I have the best of both worlds- to care for children and treat their teeth… keeping them happy and healthy! " - Dr. Helen

Dr. Helen was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and received her undergraduate education at New York University with a major in Biology. She completed her dental education at Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where she received a 2 year Health Professions Scholarship from the U.S. Army and earned her DMD degree in 2006. She then went on to serve two years as Captain as a general dentist at Fort Eustis, VA. Subsequently, Dr. Helen moved back to New York to join a practice focusing primarily on children and patients with special needs; she then immediately realized her most enjoyable days were spent treating toddlers and children. With her heart set on pediatric dentistry, she went on to pursue her pediatric specialty training at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, a Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. There, she received extensive training in treating children with special needs, pediatric trauma care, sedation and hospital dentistry. Dr. Helen is also on staff at Saint Barnabas Health. In addition to private practice, Dr. Helen is currently a Clinical Professor at NYU Langone in New York teaching Pediatric Dentistry to dental residents. In addition to her love of pediatrics, Dr. Helen participates in the annual Give Kids A Smile day donating her time helping low-income children receive free dental care.

Dr. Helen is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Not only is she Board Certified in Pediatric Dentistry, but she is also a Certified Scuba Diver. In her free time, she loves baking and reading thrillers but her greatest joy is horseback riding and hiking in New Jersey.


Professional Membership:

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • New Jersey Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association


Meet Dr. "J"

A beautiful smile has been scientifically shown to boost self-confidence, increase social interaction, and improve long-term success in life. It is a privilege to bestow such a wonderful gift onto my patients.” - Dr. Johe

Dr. Johe has completed an extensive three year program in clinical orthodontics while simultaneously participating in the prestigious Dental Scientist Award research program at Rutgers University. Dr. Johe is a licensed specialist in orthodontics. He has also completed a 2 year program in the study of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMDs) and currently teaches orthodontics at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Johe has served as president of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists, is currently on its executive board, and practices the most modern orthodontic techniques currently available with the goal of achieving the best results possible for his patients. Dr. Johe has been providing personalized expert orthodontic care to THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS FOR OVER 20 YEARS. That's right, Dr. Johe treats adults too!

Dr. Johe, the grand-child of a holocaust survivor, was born in Germany and emigrated as a young child to the great state of New Jersey. A long term resident of Northern New Jersey and an avid hiker and cyclist, Dr. Johe is active in promoting and maintaining the natural beauty of the local area for our future generations.


Professional Membership:

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • New Jersey Association of Orthodontists
  • AAO Society of Educators

Did you know?

Like a medical specialist, a dental specialist has extensive knowledge and skill in his or her particular area of expertise. Unlike general dentists or family dentists, credentialed specialists receive 2 to 3 years of additional training in addition to four years of dental school, focusing on their specific field of interest.