Meet our staff. We are here for you.


Frank R. Helm, dmd, msd

Dr. Helm graduated from Cal in 1981 with a major in Biophysics, Boston University in 1985 with a DMD degree (Doctor of Medical Dentistry), and the University of Pacific, San Francisco in 1990 with a MSD (Masters in Science/Dentistry) in orthodontics. Dr. Helm took over the practice of Dr. Karl Stucki in 1992. He's an avid sports fan who enjoys skiing, hiking and his beloved Oakland A's!

Elizabeth Pena

Elizabeth was born and raised in Oakland, has been living in the Bay Area all her life. She has over 8 years experience in the dental field and is fluently bilingual in Spanish. Her goal is to help patients feel comfortable and achieve excellent dental health care by creating a plan that works with their schedule. Elizabeth is married with a beautiful young daughter and son. She also enjoys traveling and baking. 


Chairside Assistant

Dr. Helm's office is currently seeking to fill this position. If you or anyone you know is interested and qualified with an RDA license, please contact us.


Judy Ng

Judy is the Lab Lady! She's been an integral part of the staff for over 30 years. You may not see her, but she's back in the lab making your retainers and or trimming study models. Once in a while she will appear at the front desk to help Elizabeth when needed. Her hobbies are gardening, cooking, (ask her about a terrific recipe for clam spaghetti); baking (lemon bars or black bottom cupcakes); playing USTA tennis (4.5); dog walking and office shopping. " I have a grown son that had jaw surgery and excellent treatment here!"