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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, what the best treatment options are, and most importantly, how to prevent these issues from recurring.
Her warm chair-side manner and exceptional communication skills contribute to her success on prevention and conservative dental treatment to help patients increase the longevity of every tooth and maintain a lifetime of excellent oral health. Dr. Buyco will listen to you, create a personalized treatment plan that is specific to your individual needs, and will take the time to answer all your questions.
Aside from caring for her patients, Dr. Buyco's interests include health and fitness, hiking with her dog Coco, exploring new restaurants, and trips to San Francisco to visit her family. She is an active world traveler whose experiences with different cultures has enabled her to connect with all of her patients.
Dr. Buyco earned her D.D.S at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry, the only accelerated dental program in the country. After her studies, Dr. Buyco then continued her advanced training and residency at Lutheran Medical Center in Brooklyn. Additionally, she is an active faculty member at Columbia School of Dentistry where she provides hands-on clinical instruction to dental students.
Verified Patient Reviews
This was my first visit with Dr. Buyco, but it will not be my last! Everyone in the office was so welcoming and took the time to answer all of my questions while explaining everything that occurred during my visit clearly. She was incredibly informative and kept checking in to make sure I was comfortable. I will absolutely be switching to Dr. Buyco as my permanent dentist.
All of the staff were so kind and had me in and out in no time! Their care was evident through the whole visit and they made sure that I was at ease.
I had had a terrible experience with another dentist, and was referred to Dr. Buyco by a friend. I was apprehensive after being taken advantage of previously, but Dr. Buyco squelched my doubt and offered nothing but support and kindness. Do yourself a huge favor and see her for all of your dental needs. She is kind, honest, she listens to your concerns and walks you through all the steps she is taking. Plus the office is incredibly inviting, there is no wait and the staff is as wonderful as she is. I am so grateful to have found Dr. Buyco, and have been singing her praise since my first appointment.
I am normally uneasy at dental appointments but Dr Buyco was very professional and helped to calm my nerves. The upscale facilities were clean and the massage chairs were a bonus. My appointment was for a cleaning and to repair a filling and I am extremely satisfied with the results. I would highly recommend going to see Dr Buyco. Five stars!
This was my second visit seeing Dr. Buyco. I highly recommend her to anyone looking for a great dentist, and will definitely be visiting her again!
Super quick, efficient, professional and reassuring. She does not waste any time but still manages to answer your questions completely and make you feel like you're in good hands. Will definitely use her as my permanent dentist!
SHE WAS LOVELY AND HELPFUL. SHE MAKES HER PATIENT FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SHE IS VERY GENTLE.
Ericka is lively, attentive, thorough and really pleasant to be around. The assistant was nice. The office is clean and comfortable. No time was wasted. They are efficient and get the job done.
Amazing staff. Super friendly, attentive, and made the dreaded trip to the dentist's office a relaxing and fun one.
I had a really great visit with Dr. Buyco. Will definitely be back!!
Everyone was very nice and informative :)
She's the best dentist i've ever been to.
It was very easy to make an appointment, and when my appointment finally arrived, I was surprised by how quickly I was seen. Dr. Buyco and the rest of the staff were all very friendly and professional and made sure to talk me through everything that they were doing.
Very professional and knowledgeable. Great supporting staff. I will definitely be back
Dr. Buyco is extremely thorough and did a great job with my teeth cleaning, she was very gentle and patient. She has excellent bedside manner. The office staff was also very nice and there was no wait time.
E: Dr. Buyco is one of the most informational and patient dentists I've seen in a long time. I received a cleaning and whitening consultation during my first visit. She was also able to catch a deep cavity my previous dentist somehow had missed, and her thoroughness is much appreciated. Dr. Buyco explained each procedure and answered every question. On a separate visit, I completed a treatment of Zoom whitening and experienced no sensitivity at all! I thank this to Dr Buyco's recommendation of a special toothpaste that I used for a few weeks before the treatment. Now I have pearly white teeth and I am so happy! I will definitely be coming back for all my dental needs.
Professional and office in good location. Great experience and I'll go back to her for all my dental needs.
Painless experience! Everything you could ever want from a dentist.
I arrived about 5 minutes before my appointment and was seen right on time, which was unexpected given it was a lunchtime slot. Dr. Buyco was excellent. She explained to me the tools she was using, what she was doing and why--something my dentists haven't done previously. When I asked Dr. Buyco questions, she offered thoughtful responses and I never once felt rushed. Though I came in for a cleaning, I told her I was considering some cosmetic procedures (whitening, invisalign) and she gave me all of the information without any pressure to move forward, which I appreciated. She is very kind and I felt like I was definitely in good hands. Highly recommended!
Dr. Buyco is a great dentist! She makes you feel very relaxed during your visit. Each time I visit the office I have no wait at all, I'm immediately seen. I also really like the technique of how she cleans my teeth it's a little extra than what my childhood dentist was doing my entire life. The staff is also exceptional and very considerate and caring, especially if you are a nervous or scared person of the dentist. I highly recommend.
Dr. Buyco is very caring, attentive and professional. During my dental cleaning, she talked me through what she was doing and why - something that my childhood dentist never did. She informed me of my good dental hygiene, but also how I could improve. Her technique was great, tools were of high quality and I felt very comfortable. Overall, honestly one of the best experiences I've ever had at the dentist!
The office was very clean and all the personnel were very nice. They were able to give me loads of information that I hadn't known, and were truthful with me without trying to swindle money from me like other dentists.
I came in with a broken front tooth and I had a wedding to go to the next day! I was mortified, but Dr Buyco calmed me. She got me out of pain and fixed my tooth just in time. She made me a temporary tooth and next week I am going back for the final crown. Dr. Buyco is a life saver and I am so grateful I found her.
Thank you Dr. Buyco for such a great dental experience. I came in with a broken crown and Dr Buyco was able to fix my tooth right away. I highly recommend if you want the best dental care.
Dr Buyco deserves every recommendation. She answered all my questions and made me feel at ease with the procedure. The filling was painless and only took 30 minutes!
Honestly, Dr Buyco is the best dentist you could ever imagine. She is warm, kind, knowledgeable, and quick and efficient. Do yourself a favor and see her asap!
Ericka was wonderful! The office is great: clean, professional, and welcoming. It is very convenient to get to and find. The ladies at reception are very attentive and quick. The dental hygienist made sure I was comfortable while getting my x-rays (the chair gives you a light back massage!). Ericka showed me exactly what was going on with my teeth, and did not dismiss any details.
Dr. Buyco works very quickly. The only wait time I had was the few minutes it took me to fill out new patient forms. She also understood my time constraint and was able to fill 9 cavities so that I wouldn't have to return for a 2nd appointment. It's been a week now and I have had no problems since the appointment. I recommend Dr. Buyco.
Dr Buyco has great bedside manners and make me feel at ease during the entire treatment. The office is located well and is very clean, the staff is professional and nice. My procedures lasted an hour and she was patient with me, explained every steps in detail and I never felt rushed when I had questions or concerns. She is a truly great dentist. I am now recommending all my friends and colleagues to her. I am so glad to have found a general dentist who I trust.
My appointment with Dr. Buyco was probably the best dental appointment I've had in my life. Everyone in the office was warm, friendly, and highly efficient. I didn't spend a second in the waiting room. As soon as I checked in I was escorted to the patient room and was seen by Dr. Buyco within minutes of my arrival. I am a new patient, and went in for a cleaning. I was stunned to discover that the entire appointment (x-rays, conversation with Dr. Buyco about the x-rays and future care, and the cleaning) took about 35-40 minutes total! I will definitely be back!
Dr. Buyco and her staff were extremely professional. She has an excellent bedside manner and was very knowledgeable! She was attentive, personal and I definitely will plan on going to her for all my care. Highly recommended!!!
Professional and gentle dentist. A++++
I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Buyco. Fantastic always and pain-free. She explains every procedure, from fillings to a simple cleaning, very thoroughly and with care. My company recently switched to a new insurance plan. She still saw me and found a way to make it work, although she was out of network, without causing me any headache in having to look for another dentist. Her team is always accommodating and make the entire process swift and seamless under her direction.
Wonderful experience! Dr. Buyco and the woman who helped me at the desk were both amazing and made the whole process timely and stress-free.
I only went in for a consultation. I am currently 5 months pregnant and Dr. Buyco was not uncomfortable with tending to my concerns. I scheduled a followup appt. with her and recommended her to my husband who is currently looking for a dentist that he is comfortable with.
Dr. Buyco is the best dentist! She made me feel very comfortable, explained everything to me, and took the time to talk with me. She spends quality time with each patient and cares for you. I highly recommend her. The best, hands down.
Dr. Buyco did an excellent job! I usually dread going to the dentist but she was really gentle and made the experience as painless as possible.
Dr Buyco was lovely. She was thorough and concise and very friendly. She made me feel calm about going to the dentist :)
Everyone in the office is extremely nice and attentive, and Dr. Buyco is great! Friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Great experience!! Will definitely be back.
Dr. Buyco was friendly and professional. My experience at her office was quick and painless. I will definitely be going back to her for future dental issues!
I arrived early in the morning and the practice got me started right away, even though I was 15 minutes early. Then Dr. Buyco came in and asked me some questions geared towards understanding my concerns and talked about what she saw in the X-rays and what was the plan of attack. I felt like she very clearly explained what was needed and I felt very comfortable there. For my first ever experience using ZocDoc, she was a great find!
I haven't been to the dentist in a few years, because of the usually fear of them that many of us have. But Dr. Buyco put all those fears to rest. She was so kind and funny, and was very gentle during my cleaning. And I was extra happy knowing that I don't have any cavities!!
Dr. Buyco was very kind and professional. She explained her procedures, diagnosis, and treatment recommendations clearly and thoroughly. She made me feel like I was in good hands.
My appointment with Dr. Buyco was my first dental visit in at least four years (yikes!). Dr. Buyco is friendly, approachable and keen to make sure you understand everything that's going on. I felt comfortable asking questions, no matter how small. She also made sure I was comfortable the whole time, and I appreciate that.
Dr. Buyco deserves every recommendation. She is professional and thorough and gives each patient a great amount of personal attention. My teeth and I owe her a great deal of gratitude.
Pleasant, professional but a bit pricey
Dr. Buyco was professional and prompt. I highly recommend her.
Honestly, I don't think I've ever had a dentist as thorough or as personable as Dr Buyco. She goes above and beyond every time I see her, and would highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a top notch dentist.
Honestly the best dentist I've ever been to. Cannot recommend her enough! Go see her immediately - your teeth will thank you
Great attention to my teeth and very professional. Makes going to the dentist enjoyable
Professional, informative, friendly websites
I usually hate going to the dentist, but loved seeing Ericka. She's down to earth-funny, quick, and doesn't mess around. You honestly can't ask for anything more from a dentist.
I have sensitive gums and always dread getting my teeth cleaned, but Ericka made the process quick and easy. Her upbeat attitude, professionalism and efficiency during my visit made the usually-dreaded trip to the dentist so much better. I am so happy I have found a new dentist I really like in the city!
Dr. Buyco is reassuring and knowledgeable, two of the strongest trait a feel a Dentist should be able to offer to their Patients. She has both in strides, Thank you Doctor.
Great doctor. I hadn't ben to the dentist in years and the doctor was very understanding, made immediate improvements and put together a very good treatment plan for me going forward. The assistant on the day (Jessie I think) was also awesome and heaps of fun!
Dr. Buyco was was very attentive and made me feel extremely comfortable during my appointment. There was some plaque buildup under my permanent retainer on my bottom teeth, but she was able to quickly and efficiently remove it so my teeth felt incredibly clean after the appointment. Unfortunately, I found out I had cavities during my appointment but Dr. Buyco put my mind at ease. Because I had several cavities and I'm deathly afraid of needles, she suggested I split up my fillings between two separate appointments so I didn't have to endure too much pain all at once. I'll definitely be going back to Dr. Buyco to get my cavities filled and for cleanings in the future. She's not only very good at describing everything she's doing and making sure your comfortable during your cleaning, but also gives very useful instruction on how you can avoid cavities and other dental concerns.
She said I had about 6 cavities that needed to be filled. Went to another dentist and they said I didn't have any cavities at all. 0 trust factor
My appointment with Dr. Buyco was great! As soon as I arrived I was immediately seen and did not have to wait at all. Her reception staff was very friendly upon greeting as well. Dr. Buyco did a deep cleaning and proceeded to show me I had a cavity which would need filling and explained the risk and benefits to me, I was a little scared (it was my first cavity!), but she assured me that I had nothing to worry about and it would be over before I knew it. She was right! I barely noticed her working away at my filling, and she did such a good job it blends right in with my regular tooth. I will definitely be going back to her in the next 6 months and I highly recommend her. The office is also beautiful with brand new modern equipment.
I've always been afraid of the dentist and Dr. Buyco was terrible. She did nothing to put me at ease during my cleaning and whenever I winced from any pain she would shame me for it. At one point she said "If you did cleanings more often then this wouldn't hurt." At the end of my cleaning she determined that I would need fillings and assured me that her office would call me to schedule the appointments and let me know the payment estimate. Over the course of 3 months I called them to check in about when I should schedule my fillings. They kept saying that they have to contact my insurance, but they never did. Eventually it was nearing the 6 month mark when I'd need to get a new cleaning. I found a new and significantly better dentist who serviced all of my needs (cleaning and multiple fillings) painlessly, respectfully, and over the course of 2 weeks.
Always professional, knowledgeable, and quick! Dr. Buyco makes the entire procedure swift and painless while making sure I'm as comfortable as can be.
My appointment with Dr Buyco was enjoyable. She is very professional, extremely gentle, kept me abreast of what was going on and how to best treat myself going forward.
Dr. Buyco is an incredible dentist and I've since recommended her to everyone I know.
Dr. Buyco was very professional, curious and answered all my questions. Kept me updated with everything she was doing- explained everything she was doing. I trust her 100% and highly recommend her
Dr Buyco was extremely diligent and explained every procedure along the way. I felt safe and comfortable, and trust her completely. She is professional, intelligent, and I highly recommend her. Dr. Buyco also removed all the white spots on my front teeth!
Dr. Buyco made me feel extremely comfortable from the beginning and addressed all my concerns. She was able to give me the results I was looking for and went above and beyond to make sure it was perfect. Her level of professionalism paired with her attention to detail is what sets her apart as one of the most professional and talented dentists in New York City.
Dr. Buyco was professional, patient, very nice, and took the time to really explain things to me. This great experience has me really looking forward to my next cleaning with her. I highly recommend her.
highly ineffective teeth cleaning. tried pushing all sorts of cosmetic things on me when all I wanted was a teeth cleaning.
Dr. Buyco was professional, courteous, timely, and very informative. I look forward to seeing her again and my teeth look better already
Super overcharged for simple fillings. Painful experience when flossing me.
I have seen many dentists since moving to the city a few years ago. Going to the dentist can always be slightly uncomfortable and time consuming, especially if you manage a hectic NY schedule daily. Dr. Buyco was extremely personable and knowledgeable. She took the the time and care to offer any new services, warned me if anything she was about to do might cause slight discomfort, and was very gentle while thorough. Additionally, she was extremely helpful in explaining my coverage to me, so I may get add on's to my services, etc, that I was not even aware of and always wanted to try. Overall, I highly recommend her! She's awesome!
If you have a fear of dentists (like me) Ericka is great! She does good work, curates and environment of comfort and doesn't make you feel like you're a "bad person" if you've got a cavity. We all know the dentist shame talk I'm talking about :) None of that here!
I had a fantastic experience at Dr. Buyco's office and will definitely be back. The office was very nice and there was no wait time. Dr. Buyco had a genial bedside manner and listened attentively to my concerns. I had white spots on my front teeth from braces that had been bothering me for years, and had been looking for a treatment for a while that would make my teeth the same shade. She suggested a new treatment called ICON and I couldn't be happier with the results. The unsightly white spots are gone and I can't stop smiling! There was a noticeable difference in the shade of my teeth right after the treatment and I've received many compliments since. I would suggest visiting Dr. Buyco's office for great service and top-of-the-line dental procedures.
Dr. Buyco was super kind and professional. She was very knowledgable and informative during my cleaning. I saw her in her Union Square location and the office was lovely- very clean and updated. The assistant who took x-rays was friendly and quite skilled. I will certainly recommend!
Amazing!! Dr. Buyco was great! She was informative of what she was doing and made me feel very comfortable. Office was clean and the staff was friendly. I needed a night guard due to my grinding at night and Dr. Buyco explained to me the benefits. I will definitely be going back!
Dr. Buyco was very patient and helpful as I got all of my insurance information and dental records together. She was also upfront about costs.
Dr. Buyco was great! Made me feel right at ease right away. She took her time to explain her findings and go over a plan that both of us could agree on. Highly recommended.
Ericka was very nice, non-judgmental and helpful. It had been a long time since I'd been to a dentist and there was a lot of work to do, but she never made me feel bad about it. She was very conscious of keeping me comfortable and avoiding any pain, and she walked me through each thing she did step by step. Overall, a very painless experience considering everything that needed to be done. She was also very sensitive to my financial restrictions, which I appreciated. Her assistants, however, seemed to be in the midst of training. They were VERY nice, but they needed a lot of instruction from Dr. Buyco, which made the appointment take longer.
I went to see Dr. Buyco for a routine check up and she was warm, friendly, and professional. Her entire office staff is helpful and the office itself was very nice. Dr. Buyco was able to answer all my dental concerns and provided some advice on other dental care I'm seeking. I highly recommend her and will continue to see Dr. Buyco for all my dental needs.
Dr Buyco was the probably nicest dentist I have ever been to. She found a few cavities and filled them with zero pain or discomfort. She also replaced some cosmetic bonding work that I had done years ago and it looks better than ever. Highly reccomended.
Dr Buyco is incredibly smart and professional- made me feel very comfortable and explained the processes and my treatment very clearly. She spent a good amount of time listening to me, and was very diligent in her procedures. On top that, it was painless! I highly recommend her and will be continuing to see her along with my family. She is the best dentist in NY.
Right when I walked into the office I knew I would be well taken care of. The staff was friendly and Dr. Buyco immediately made me feel at ease. She answered all my questions and educated me about my oral health. The exam and cleaning were great, she was gentle but thorough. I highly recommend Dr. Buyco and will refer all my friends to her!
Doctor Buyco is the best in the neighborhood. From the moment I walked through the door i felt the upmost professionalism. The office is clean, and has a great atmosphere. Will be recommending Dr. Buyco to all my friends in family. If you want a great experience you should go here.