Dr. Scott Kapers has been practicing dentistry since 1993. He started his own practice right out of dental school and has taken countless hours of continuing education services to expand his services. Dr. Kapers is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry. He focuses heavily on sedation dentistry and implant dentistry at his St. John and Valparaiso dental practices to help patients restore their smiles. Dr. Kapers always finds the time to sit with his patients and discuss their oral health. Dr. Kapers received training from the Dental Organization for Sedation Dentistry and holds memberships with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Dr. Joseph Ornelas, a Crown Point native, earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Indiana University School of Dentistry after graduating from Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Ornelas enjoys fishing, competitive shooting, camping, and volunteering his time with the National MS Society.
Melissa has been working at the office since 1993. She works to develop strategic marketing plans for the office. She determines budgets, and has great communication skills. In her free time she likes to spend time with her 3 kids and attend her sons' baseball games.
Mary Beth helps working families and individuals coordinate the cost of their treatment. She has worked in the dental administrative and insurance fields for more than 35 years and began working with Dr. Kapers in 1997. In her spare time she loves to spend time with her family and fur babies.
Brittney has been working in the dental field since 2009, she with us at Creating Smiles in 2017. She works in the front office but is also a certified dental assistant. She recently tied the knot to her best friend in May of 2017. In her spare time she enjoys reading, traveling, cuddling with her pug, Carlton and spending time with her friends and family.
Angie has been a hygienist for 17 years. She started working for Dr. Kapers in 2010, then took some time off to have two children; Oscar and Lola. Angie has returned to Creating Smiles to work part time caring for patients. In her free time, Angie likes to travel with her husband Jim and take their kids to the beach!
Susan is a dental hygienist who is extremely focused on patient care and calming dental fears. We had the pleasure of her joining our practice in 2017. She is an energetic mother of a college student and two-year-old. In her spare time she like reading, sewing, and spending time with her family. She loves building personal relationships, and being part of seeing a patients smile transformed.
Skye has worked with Dr. Kapers since she graduated from the Indiana University dental assisting program in 1994. She is certified in Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary. In Skye's spare time she enjoys hanging out with her two daughters and going to their travel softball games. She has been working for Dr. Kapers since 2005 and still enjoys every minute of it!
Erica is a certified dental assistant with Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary training. Erica has been apart of Dr. Kapers’ professional team in 2013. She enjoys working with patients to help them achieve the smile they have always wanted. In her spare time she is at home with her husband and two little blessings.
Vanessa started working for Creating Smiles Pc in 2017. She been practicing Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for 3 years now and has been working in the dental field since 2009. She enjoys helping patients get over the fear of dental appointments and building a relationship with her patients. She love providing excellent oral health and giving a patient a smile they are proud of. Her time away from work is spent with her amazing husband of 5 years and two kids and her fur babies.
About Creating Smiles PC
Welcome to Creating Smiles PC, a state-of-the-art practice with two conveniently located offices in Northwest Indiana. Our St. John and Valparaiso family dental practices specialize in crafting the perfect smile for each of our patients.
Dr. Scott Kapers has practiced dentistry in Valparaiso and St. John for more than 20 years. He provides preventative dentistry, dentistry for children, cosmetic dentistry, sedation dentistry, and implant dentistry. We welcome patients of all ages, and our offices take special interest in treating children and families, whether you are 2 or 102!
Many of our staff members have been with us for decades. We have the latest technology and training to keep your smile beautiful and healthy for years to come. Whether you're visiting our office for a cleaning or a checkup, or have complex dental issues, our St. John and Valparaiso staff will treat you like family.
We focus on education and work with every patient to address their dental concerns and needs. We are a guilt free dental office that takes pride in helping anxious patients overcome their fear of the dentist. By using sedation dentistry, we can give the most fearful dental patients the smile of their dreams!
Dr. Kapers and his team are absolutely amazing. I had serious dental problems involving multiple implants and bone grafts. I was not looking forward to dealing with it because of bad dental experiences in the past. Dr. Kapers and his team were so calming and reassuring, and with oral sedation, I didn't feel a thing. I have never seen a team work so hard and be so invested in the well being of their patients. They are honest, trustworthy and do an amazing job. I will never go anywhere else. Because of them, my fear of the dentist is completely gone -- something I never thought would happen. I cannot recommend them enough.
This place is the best! I’ve been with Creating Smiles since 2013 and I love it! The people are always so nice and friendly when anyone comes in and it makes going to the dentist (which we all dread) actually comforting! Every employee that I have seen has been very respectful, kind, and knowledgeable about their professions. I have even seen them watch a group of kids in the office when their grandma was going through her visit. Melissa blew me out of the water with how sweet she is, she even drove to my workplace on her way to work and dropped off my teeth whitening bag! HOW SWEET IS THAT!? 100% recommend Creating Smiles!
Exceptional dental practice in Valpo. One of the few dental offices that offers true sedation dentistry, so it made it very easy to get years worth of services all done in one visit. Friendly staff that treats you like family. Highly recommend.
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Creating Smiles PC
2262 West Morthland Drive
Valparaiso, IN 46385219-440-6503
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- American Dental Association (ADA)
- American Academy of Implant Dentistry
- National Dental Association