Helen Tong, DMD; Rene S. Johe, DMD
Speciality: Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics
Left to right: Drs.Helen Tong and Rene Johe
When families enter the practice of pediatric dentist Dr. Helen Tong and orthodontist Dr. Rene S. Johe, they aren’t met with a traditional dental office. The modern, state-of-the-art season-themed space features a playroom, tactile wall panels, and ceiling-mounted televisions—all intended to create a safe, positive and comfortable environment for patients. “We specifically designed our office to be a fun place for children,” Dr. Johe says.
Encouraging Kids to Be Cavity-Free
An all-digital paperless practice, CreatingSmiles provides personalized care and the most advanced dental techniques for children and adults. The doctors specialize in infant oral health and apprehensive patients, and offer sedation dentistry as well as interceptive and comprehensive orthodontics.
“We’re not just about brushing and counting teeth—our goal is to provide an interactive, enjoyable experience that encourages children to become cavity-free,” says Dr. Tong. “We’re all about having a good time.”
The Gift of Beautiful Smiles
Both Dr. Johe and Dr. Tong actively educate dental residents in their respective specialties at prominent teaching centers. Dr. Tong teaches at NYU/Lutheran Medical Center and has hospital privileges at Saint Barnabas Medical Center. Dr. Johe teaches at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine, where he completed an extensive program in clinical orthodontics while participating in the prestigious Dental Scientist Award research program. He is a past president of the New Jersey Association of Orthodontists.
“It’s a privilege to bestow the gift of a beautiful smile onto my patients—a gift that has been scientifically shown to boost self-confidence, increase social interaction, and improve long-term success in life,” Dr. Johe says.
"She was absolutely amazing with my son! She was so informative and kind and made us feel welcome. My five-year-old left with a new appreciation for the dentist. I now know that a positive initial experience with the dentist could effect a life time of dental care." -Crystal, West Orange
"Dr. Helen Tong & Dr. Rene Johe have built an office that is not threatening to children. From the bright colored walls, to the TV's on the ceilings - my son instantly feels comfortable in both the play room and in the dental chair. I recommend them to all of my friends." -Lauren, West Orange
"[Dr. Johe] does extremely good work and is very kind. He has lots of experience and knows what he's doing." - Sara, West Orange
"Dr. Helen takes her time to speak with me and answer all my questions. I brought my child to her first dental appointment and I felt more nervous than my daughter. She not only puts me at ease but also my child. She is very calm and reassuring when treating my child. Her approach is very gentle and teaches me and my child how to properly take of their teeth. I like that she cares about her patients and tries to get to know my child first. Thank you Dr Helen for showing us you care!" - Mia, West Orange
"Dr. Tong & Dr. Johe have built a wonderful, child-friendly office that keeps my son at ease while he is visiting the dentist." - Lauren, West Orange