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120 E 56th St, New York, NY 10022, USA


(212) 753-5250(212) 753-5250

Emergency Dentist NYC

100 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003, USA


(212) 600-4274(212) 600-4274

Dr. Ericka Buyco

Dentist

New York, NY


In-network insurances:

Aetna (Dental), Ameritas (Dental), Cigna (Dental), Delta Dental (Dental), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Dental), Guardian (Dental), MetLife (Dental), United Healthcare (Dental)

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Voro score

96% recommended

355 out of 369 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

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4.9(369)

Approach

Dr. Buyco is best described as a personable, dedicated, and gentle dentist who genuinely cares for the oral health of all her patients. She strongly believes in providing comprehensive treatment while also educating her patients to ensure they understand the causes of their dental issues and what the best treatment options are. Her areas of expertise include: routine and emergency dental procedures, root canal treatment, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, pediatric care, and Invisalign. Aside from caring for her patients, Dr. Buyco's interests include health and fitness, Soul Cycle classes, hiking, exploring new restaurants, and trips to San Francisco to visit her family.

Biography

Educations

University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, MS, 2009
Penn State University, BS, 2007
University of the Pacific Dental School, DDS, 2013

Trainings

Lutheran Medical Center, 2014 (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically are seen right away.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (369)
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AnonymousFeb 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?Super thorough and takes her time to answer questions and explain everything she is doing. Also makes sure your comfortable. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?She’s the best!!!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Amazing! Ericka was super thorough and explained everything clearly.
Brian W.Sep 23
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How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice staff.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Best dentist appointment I’ve ever had! I have dentist anxiety and her and her assistant out me at ease! Oh, and her dog (doggy comes on Saturdays) was nice enough to sit on my lap and keep me calm during my cleaning. :)
Lamia H.Sep 17
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How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr Buyco. She’s super attentive and takes very deliberate care of her patients. I never felt rushed or like she was just trying to get to the next person. Most important, her work is quality. I ended up going to her because my last dentist did poor work and I had chronic pain. Dr Buyco repaired what the other dentist botched and my mouth feels great - in pain free! I feel absolutely confident when she’s recommending something for me and I’ve recommended her to all my coworkers. A few took my word for it and they’re regulars as well now. I highly recommend.
Dana V.Jun 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?I went in to have fillings replaced and it was a seamless experience. Dr. Buyco is extremely efficient and explains what is happening every step of the way and made me feel completely comfortable.
Tony W.Jun 8
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How was your experience with the doctor?My absolute favorite dentist of all time - and I've seen a lot of them in a few countries. Dr. Buyco is attentive, informed and informative, and has a great bedside (chairside?) manner. She even let's patients cuddle with a therapy dog on Saturdays if you have a little dental anxiety. She handled a recent implant for me, which was intense, and would've been much more difficult with another dentist. I highly recommend Dr. Buyco.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent! I could not been happier with how professional she is. I will definitely us her for my whole Family including!
Emily H.May 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was apprehensive about visiting the dentist again after a few years but Dr. Buyco was the best! She walks her patients through the process step by step which made me feel at ease. Excellent!
Lamia H.May 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?I love art
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How was your experience with the doctor?I was so nervous about going to the dentist because I hadn't been in several years. Dr Buyco couldn't have been friendlier or more clear and my panic and shame quickly went away. I also felt like in just one visit I was set up on a clearer path to dental health! I am so relieved to have found a dentist I like!!
Taylor C.Apr 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?This is how healthcare should always be. I’m a new patient so I arrived 15 minutes early to enter my information (on their iPad, the whole office is very Techy) and immediately after completing I was escorted to my room (with a stellar view of St Patrick’s might I add). Both her assistant and Dr. Buyco were extremely efficient, warm, and attentive. Unlike many other doctors she explained everything in full and took her time with me and made me feel like I was the center of her attention for the hour. I’ve never had such a customized visit where I felt like they genuinely cared about me. I will 100% be making this my regular dentist. She was even super honest with me in regards to some orthodontia treatment I was asking for and pointed out her own similar flaw! How transparent! I can’t recommend them enough, they genuinely care about the patients and the guidance they offer. Hands down a must.
Dana V.Apr 24
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How was your experience with the doctor?Fantastic!
AnonymousApr 18
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco never disappoints. She is thorough and really puts her patients oral health above all else, ensuring that the patient fully understands what is being done during the procedure and what to expect upon the follow up visit. Her office exceeds expectations with a pictureqsue and soothing ambiance, so while you are sitting in the chair you are looking out towards an NYC landmark, St. Patrick's Cathedral. Her team is diligent and efficient in getting you in and out on your way.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Makes me feel comfortable and takes the time to explain everything no matter how basic. Very skilled at her profession.
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How was your experience with the doctor?One of the best experiences I've had visiting the dentist. Dr. Buyco is a top professional, extremely knowledgeable and made me feel at ease!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco was exceptionally helpful and explained every step of the examination and cleaning. She integrates the patient into the treatment plan and actually educates the patient regarding what is going on versus providing a lecture about dental care best practices. I have already recommended her to friends and would encourage others to consider her practice.
Marcus B.Feb 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great care even for patients that are chicken.
Cody O.Jan 29
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How was your experience with the doctor?Personable and professional. I felt confident walking in and even more so walking out. Would recommend.
AnonymousJan 25
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How was your experience with the doctor?She is fabulous! Incredibly kind, thorough, and clearly takes pride in her work.
AnonymousJan 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?Ericka is amazing! Love coming to see her twice a year. Very friendly and attentive, answers all my questions.
Mary R.Jan 4
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco is excellent. I got old fillings replaced and my teeth whitened- I didn't experience any pain at all. Dr. Buyco explained what she was doing, communicated with me throughout the entire procedure, made me feel at ease, and she very smart and friendly. I look forward to going back to see her for my next check-up
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How was your experience with the doctor?Always attentive, provides preventative advice , and gave me a thorough cleaning. Reception and staff is also very helpful and courteous.
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How was your experience with the doctor?Both Ericas were incredibly nice (Dr Buyco’s asst is also an Erica)! Dr Buyco has a wonderful attitude, she explained everything as we moved through the cleaning, and all in all made the visit a very positive experience. Would (and will!) highly recommend her to anyone looking for a new dentist!
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How was your experience with the doctor?So warm and welcoming. Absolutely left with a satisfied smile. Thank you. Rich
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How was your experience with the doctor?Extremely professional and friendly individual who takes the time to make sure you leave her office with thorough dental care. I was concerned about developing my first (!!) cavity and Dr. Buyco made sure to address and prevent my concerns.
Mary R.Dec 11
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco is great. Did a wonderful job and I didn’t even feel any needles when she had to use them. Very friendly, smart, and professional
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great dentist. Great bedside manner. Explained everything thoroughly and fielded all my questions.
Kevin I.Nov 28
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How was your experience with the doctor?Great support team Dr was thorough and clear in treatment
AnonymousNov 20
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco is the only dentist I trust! She has been my dental provider for the past 4 years and I completely trust her. I used to be super anxious going to the dentist but now I look forward to my visits. She always explains every procedure step by step and makes sure I am comfortable and that all my questions are answered. Her staff is also great with the insurance. And the views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral are incredible. Highly recommend! A+
AnonymousNov 19
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco was great! I highly recommend her!
Mary R.Nov 14
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How was your experience with the doctor?My visit with Dr. Buyco was very pleasant, informative, and I felt relaxed as she is very trustworthy, listened to my concerns and made me feel at ease. I went to see her because my gums were irritated and inflamed. She went through my x-rays and cleaned my teeth, all the while explaining and showing me what she was doing and what she was saw in my x-rays. Dr. Buyco then went over a patient plan for me, suggesting a night guard and other ways I can protect my teeth. I highly recommend her.
Albin H.Nov 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?Professional, good bedside manner. Will definitely go back
Rex T.Nov 7
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How was your experience with the doctor?Could not be more impressed with Dr. Buyco. I am so fortunate to have found her in NY. She held our appointment right on time and met exactly all of my needs from the basic cleaning to additional services.
AnonymousOct 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?I can't say enough great things about Dr. Buyco and her staff. They really take the time to make sure you understand every procedure. I have been seeing Dr. Buyco for over 3 years and every time I see her it is a great and pleasant experience. I have referred all my coworkers to her because she is in-network with our dental insurance and everyone is happy. I will never go to another dentist again!
AnonymousOct 16
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How was your experience with the doctor?I’ve been going to Dr. Buyco for a few years and she is hands down the best dentist I’ve ever had. I refer her to anyone who is looking for a dentist, and if I had to move away from NYC, I would worry about losing my favorite dentist! Dr. Buyco is great in all the ways you want a dentist to be – she is conscientious, meticulous, patient, responsive and clearly super skilled at what she does. She’s also a sweet person who will make you feel welcome and calm, which in my opinion makes a world of difference when you’re a person who is fearful of going to the dentist. I’ve gotten everything done with her – fillings, cleanings and most recently, Clear Correct, and in every situation, she thoroughly walked me through my options, gave me her opinions, and I felt like I was making an informed decision. Her practice is great, too – I can easily get an appointment with her and she is always be on time. And more than once I’ve had to reach her with a panicked question (one time, an old filling came out and I was freaked out) – and she’s always extremely responsive via phone or text. She is the best!
AnonymousOct 12
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How was your experience with the doctor?Over the weekend, I cracked my tooth eating a hard candy. My roommate referred me to Dr. Buyco and she saw me immediately the next day. She explained everything in detail on what needed to be done to fix my tooth. All my questions were answered! Dr. Buyco's bedside manner is impeccable!!! Her staff is also very helpful and even called my insurance company to make sure the procedures were covered. Highly recommended and the location is convenient next to all the subway stops.
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Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Terrible experience here. Doctor was running late and I was the last patient so she seemed like she was rushing the entire time - probably to close out. She insisted that she needed full xrays of my teeth even when I said I didn't want them. Really annoying an waste of time. She also ended up dropping the saliva ejector into the back of my mouth which sucked up my uvula very painfully. It was the first time that has ever happened to me and when I told her afterwards that my uvula felt swollen and was hurting a lot, she actually LAUGHED and said to come back if it didn't go away next week. For 2 weeks I had an extremely painful sore throat like I've never had before. It wasn't from a cold or cough. Would not recommend this dentist to anyone.
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How was your experience with the doctor?I have been in NYC for over a decade and have finally found a dentist that I love. I went to see Dr. Buyco for a cleaning and she was very efficient to answer all of my questions. The best part was I did not have to wait when I arrived which is convenient since I normally book appointments during my lunch break. Friendly staff, modern office and location is only a few blocks from the train. Highly recommend!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I love Dr. Buyco! She is so down to earth and relatable. She has great bedside manner and is always looking out for what's best for me.
Jamie L.Jul 10
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco is by far the best dentist I’ve ever had. She’s welcoming, patient, and takes time to answer any questions I may have. Her new office is bright and clean. Plus the staff was very professional. I’m recommending her to all my friends!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Buyco is a very caring and knowledgeable dentist. I feel completely comfortable and confident in trusting her with the health of my teeth. An added plus, her office space is gorg and has an amazing view of St Patricks Cathedral. I'd highly recommend going to her and making her your primary dentist.
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How was your experience with the doctor?All around great, nothing but a great dentist/staff/office, etc. to see here ;)
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco clearly has a passion for dentistry. She was very thorough with her explanations and made me feel extremely comfortable. Will definitely go back.
Robert B.Jun 27
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco was so amazing. She made me feel comfortable and told me everything she was going to do and explained what I needed to have done to my teeth. I am definitely going to refer her to my friends. Two thumbs up!!
Sophie H.Jun 13
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How was your experience with the doctor?I came in for my semiannual cleaning. The office and staff are always nice! Dr Buyco is knowledgeable, professional yet friendly and leaves you with a great smile! Highly recommended!
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How was your experience with the doctor?Absolutely wonderful - came here for a cleaning and Dr. Buyco was super professional, kind, caring and incredibly thorough. After someone who hasn't gone to the dentist in 10+ years, she didn't judge me at all which made me feel at ease and she was very informative on how to continue caring for my teeth. Her assistant Kaley is also a sweetheart, such a kind and caring person. Dream team. Highly recommended!
Roopal S.May 30
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How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Buyco and her assistant Kaley are incredibly kind, professional, and good with people. . . Dr Buyco walked me through the various steps and tools used for teeth cleaning and was incredibly thorough. Kaley recognized that some of the x-ray bites would hurt and would hurry back over to minimize the suffering :). You cannot ask for more! Thank you for a positive dentist experience!
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How was your experience with the doctor?I'm so happy to have Ericka as my new dentist! She was attentive and kind and explained everything in a way that empowered me to make informed decisions for my teeth. Beautiful office with friendly and efficient staff, and you can't beat the view. Highly recommend!