Creating Smiles, PC.
8217 Wicker Ave.
St. John, IN 46373
Creating Smiles, PC.
2262 Morthland Dr.
Valparaiso, IN 46383

We encourage you to contact us whenever you have an interest or concern about our services.
Contact us with the form below

Please do not submit any Protected Health Information (PHI).

ADA Patient Lib


Read Unbiased Consumer Reviews Online at

Creating Smiles, PC

All our professionals at Creating Smiles, PC maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Scott Kapers DDS

A graduate of Indiana University, Dr. Scott A. Kapers has been practicing advanced, quality dentistry since 1993. He continues to further his education and skill level by committing himself to various continuing education programs. He also encourages every member of his staff to do the same. 

Dr. Kapers genuinely cares about his patients and all their dental needs; listening to your concerns and addressing each issue personally.  With three children and a busy practice, Dr. Kapers will ALWAYS make time to help improve/maintain your oral health. 


Joseph Ornelas DDS

Dr. Joseph Ornelas is a graduate of Indiana University School of Dentistry, and received his Bachelors of Science degree from Purdue University.  Being from Crown Point, IN he is excited to be back in Northwest Indiana to serve his native communities.

A kind and caring dentist, Dr. Ornelas always puts the patient’s needs first.  He is committed to the best quality of care and will take the time to educate you about your oral health condition to provide you with the very best comprehensive dental treatment.

In his free time Dr. Ornelas volunteers with the National MS Society and enjoys fishing, competitive shooting, camping and being outdoors.  


Danielle -EFDA, CDA Dental Asst

I have been a dental assistant for 7 years, EFDA certified for 3 and working with Dr. Kapers for 2. I truly love what I do and take pride in my work. If I can make an apprehensive patient feel comfortable after a couple minutes of being in the office with us, than for me, the hard part is over! I have always and continue to enjoy meeting new smiling faces.

  Leslie- EFDA CDA Dental Asst
I have been working with Creative Smiles since 1994. I am an expanded funtion dental assistant, working side by side with Dr. Kapers. I have been working my profession since May of 1991.
Skye- EFDA CDA Dental AsstI am a certified Dental Assistant with expanded functions training. I graduated from IU in 1994 and have been working with Dr. Kapers ever since.   Melissa - Office Manager

The practice has been such an accomplishment for my husband. I am proud to have a friendly staff to work with every day. I enjoy making a difference in the people who walk thru our door. I have been a mother of three children in the 18 years we have been working together in the dental field.

Jessi- Receptionist

I have been in the dental field for 4 years. I started off as a dental assistant, but I have since taken my knowledge to the front office. It is very rewarding to make an anxious patient on the phone comfortable when they walk in the door. The best part of my job is getting to know the patients and making a personal connection     


MaryBeth- Financial Coordinator

Mary Beth has been employed with Dr. Kapers since 1997, with a total of 35 years of dental administrative and insurance experience.


Erica- EFDA, CDC Dental Assistant

I am a certified dental assistant with expanded functions training. I have recently started my career in the dental field. I love working as a dental assistant; the patients needs are my needs. I love to see happy smiling faces leave our office because we as a dental office make them feel better.