Wayne Pediatric Dental Care is a dental practice specialized for the treatment of toddlers as young as 1 year of age, all the way through college-aged young adults, as well as developmentally disabled and special needs children and adolescence.

A pediatric dentist is the pediatrician of the dental field and receives an extra 2-3 years of specialized training to become a pediatric dentist, they learn to treat and diagnose the unique needs of children. From the decor to our specially trained staff, our patients feel at ease as soon as they walk through the door. The philosophy of our office is geared towards preventative dentistry, and proper oral healthcare counseling in order to prevent a patient from ever developing a cavity.

Our main mission for our patients is to have the best dental experience possible ensuring they have a positive and healthy oral health relationship. We use cutting edge techniques and technologies to make the dental visit an easy experience for your whole family. We use nitrous oxide anagelsia as needed to help your child feel at ease, digital radiography for reduction of radiation exposure with small sensors to provide comfort during exposure, and laser tooth preparation reducing the need for drilling.

We also do orthodontics on premises making Wayne Pediatric Dental your one stop shopping for all your family’s dental needs.

Our doctors are on call 24 hours a day for emergency service.

Dr. Bryan Johnson, D.M.D.

Dr. Johnson was raised in North Bergen, NJ and graduated from Pequannock Township High School. After high school, he attended the JB Speed Scientific School at the University of Louisville where he studied chemical engineering. Bryan stayed at the University of Louisville to earn his Degree of Dental Medicine (DMD). While at the dental school he was recognized by the American Society of Dentistry for Children for “outstanding proficiency in pediatric dentistry as an undergraduate student.”

Dr. Johnson completed his pediatric residency at the Rose Kennedy Center at Jacobi Hospital where he was chief resident in his second year of the program. He earned his certificate in Pediatric Dentistry from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.

After his residency, Dr. Johnson continued to get additional training in orthodontics, laser dentistry and conscious sedation. Dr. Johnson is married to Lisa they have four children, Emily, Alex, Scott and Cecilia.

Away from the office, Dr. Johnson enjoys golf, hunting and fishing. He is a FIFA soccer referee and a pilot. He is a dog fancier, and is currently showing his border “Darla”. He is also a beekeeper and at times he has fresh honey for sale at the office.

Emily Johnson Fluck, D.M.D.

Dr. Emily Fluck

Dr. Emily is Dr. Johnson’s oldest child.  She grew up in Pequannock and has been working in some capacity or another for Wayne Pediatric Dental Care since she was 16 years old.  She used to stubbornly tell her dad that she did not want to be a dentist.  After completing her undergraduate work at Seton Hall University, and continuing to work at Wayne Pediatric Dental Care, she had a change in heart and realized this was the career for her.  She attended dental school at the University of Louisville, graduating with honors and was named a “Rising Star in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry.”  She then completed her pediatric dentistry residency at Jacobi Medical Center in Bronx, NY.

In her free time, Dr. Emily enjoys spending time with her husband Will, and her troublesome beagle Josie.  She enjoys card games with her family, reading books, and going on walks with her dog.

Karen Capalbo, R.D.H.

Karen graduated in 1979 from St. Petersburg College as a Registered Dental Hygienist.  She has been with Wayne Pediatric Dental Care since 2017.  Providing the best quality of professional care, informative education and a gentle touch are all part of what Karen provides to each of her patients.

Karen has lived in NJ since 1999 and enjoys spending time with her husband and family.  She and her husband, Rob, have 3 children, 2 with spouses and 2 grandchildren.  Karen loves people and to entertain, to collect antique glass, to take photographs, and to volunteer at her church.

Patti Nash, R.D.H.

Patti attended Ramapo College before changing her career path toward dental hygiene.  She graduated from Bergen Community College in 2009 and began her career in cosmetic dentistry.  She has always enjoyed working with children, which is what led her to pediatric dentistry.  Her goal is keeping kids happy and comfortable during treatment.

In her free time, Patti enjoys spending time with her family and doing yoga.

Jessica Panak

Jessica has been with Wayne Pediatric Dental Care for 12 years.  Jessica is a Certified Dental Assistant and has her X-Ray License.  She began working in 2000 as a dental assistant, but quickly realized she enjoyed working at the front desk more.  Jessica is your go to person should you have any questions regarding insurance or billing.

When not at work, Jessica enjoys working out, going to the beach, and spending time with her husband and kids, Mia and Dominic.

Cathy Johnson

Cathy was born and raised in North Bergen, NJ.  She graduated from Weehawken High School and then attended Bergen Community College for computer programming.  She moved to Pompton Plains in 1976.  She was employed by Josiah Wedgwood for 20 years and has been employed with Wayne Pediatric Dental Care since 1991.

Cathy raised 3 children; Janice, Bryan, and Walter.  Janice works as a Youth Coordinator for Schuyler County, NY and Walter is an accountant for Damiani Winery.  Cathy has 5 grandchildren; Emily, Alex, Scott, Cecilia, and Jack.

Cathy spent 10 years singing with the Sweet Adeline Association and was a square dancer in the Northern New Jersey Square Dance Association.

As usual, a wonderful experience at Wayne Pediatric Dental. My daughter chipped a filling while we were on vacation. Of course I forgot all week to call to try and schedule something on Saturday. We called at 10 am Saturday morning and they said they could fit us in at 11:30. We walked in, they took my daughter right away and 20 minutes later we were walking out the door and my daughter had a new filling. I absolutely love this practice, they are truly the best!!!!

- Reagan F

We have been using Dr Johnson for years and have never been disappointed. Isabella was petrified to have her teeth worked on. After going to Wayne Pediatrics her fears are now a thing of the past. She loved the office and the gentleness of the staff.