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OUR DENTAL PRACTICE OFFERS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE


Amherst Dentistry is a modern and friendly family dental practice dedicated to helping people of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles. Dr. Judi John-Roberts and her entire dental team are proud to provide quality dental care to patients in Amherst, NY and throughout the Buffalo area. Our office in East Amherst, NY is just a short drive from the city of Buffalo.

We take personalized care to a new level. We take the time to get to know you so that we can tailor your treatment to meet your specific needs. Most first appointments begin in a private consultation room with the dentist. This appointment is designed to discover what your needs and desires are from your Amherst Dentistry team and helps us deliver the quality dentistry that you deserve.

Our focus is on YOU

You won't feel rushed at Amherst Dentistry. This is what sets us apart. Your appointment time is time that we have dedicated just for you. We will educate, answer your questions, recommend and perform the best treatment for your needs all in a calm and comfortable setting. Our dental office features a relaxed, friendly, spa-inspired atmosphere. You can enjoy fresh coffee brewing in our lobby, as well as a personalized TV with a remote to watch during your exam or procedure.

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Meet Our Dentists

L. Judi John-Roberts, DMD

Dr. John-Roberts is a native of the beautiful Caribbean island of St. Kitts in the Eastern Caribbean. Dr. Judi, as she is affectionately called by her patients, attended Howard University in Washington, DC where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey) in 2009 and then sought advanced training through the John F. Kennedy Medical Center's Group Practice Residency program in Edison, New Jersey.

After completing the residency program, Dr. Judi visited the Western New York region on a short trip and instantly fell in love with the warm, friendly people and inviting atmosphere. Within a few short months of her visit, Dr. Judi and her family relocated to the area and now fondly call Buffalo their home.

 

Delivering Exceptional Dentistry

Dr. Judi has worked and trained extensively to build a practice that exceeds your expectations of trusted, personalized dental care. She strives to offer her patients the best that modern dentistry has to offer by keeping herself, as well as her team, informed of the latest advances and techniques in dentistry. She has successfully completed numerous continuing education courses and is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and New York State Dental Association, the Eight District Dental Society and the National Health Services Corp.

 

Her enthusiasm and love of dentistry are evident in all aspects of her daily practice. She particularly enjoys the art that is involved in cosmetic dentistry and strongly feels that the rewards of creating healthy, beautiful smiles cannot be measured. She is dedicated to providing quality dental care with the gentlest touch and achieving outstanding results for her patients each and every time. Her true passion is making her patients smile!

Dr. Nikki Chang

Dr. Nikki Chang was born in New York City and grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. She graduated Cum Laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo, with a major in Biological Science and a minor in Philosophy. Immediately following her undergraduate studies, Dr. Nikki continued her doctorate studies at New York University College of Dentistry and graduated with an Honors in Aesthetics in 2007. She completed her General Practice Residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY in 2008. She made the move to Buffalo, NY after achieving her licensure to start her professional career.

Dr. Nikki seeks to be a lifelong learner, always improving and learning to provide the most comprehensive care for her patients. Since graduating, she has continued to expand her education in various fields of dentistry, including dental implants, orthodontics, cosmetic dentistry and sedation dentistry. Ti-Max Implant Maxicourse, Hybridge and Invisalign are among the intensive programs on her roster of continuing education. She is a member of Academy of General Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and Spear Education.

 

Dr. Nikki strives to create a welcoming “dental home” for all her patients. Her passion is to restore teeth so one can enjoy the simple pleasures of life that can be fulfilled with good oral health such as enjoying the amazing food that surrounds us and to build confident smiles that shine with our laughter. Dr. Nikki is determined in creating a relaxing experience and building a trusting relationship with her patients.

 

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Personalized Dental Care


Our entire dental team is committed to building a foundation of trust for our family of patients. We are on a constant quest to educate, inform and care for our patients while maintaining the highest level of personalized dental care –at each and every visit. Our promise to you is to deliver outstanding treatment in a gentle and caring manner in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere - always being mindful of our goal to make you smile.

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CLEAR ALIGNER THERAPY

Having crooked teeth can lead to all kinds of issues, from low self-esteem to poor oral health. Deciding to wear conventional braces for several years may not sound appealing. Fortunately, there’s a solution! Invisalign and SureSmile are two clear aligner options to help you achieve your perfect smile. They are practically invisible and when it’s time to eat or brush your teeth you simply take them out. Get the perfectly aligned smile of your dreams today.

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TEETH WHITENING

Your smile is one of the first things people notice when they meet you for the first time. Whitening is an easy way to achieve the brighter, whiter smile you’re looking for. Choose our in-office treatment or relax at home with our custom-made kit which you perform at your leisure - or both! Dramatically brighten your smile up to 8 shades and make that memorable first impression.

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COSMETIC DENTISTRY

Don’t live with stained, broken, or missing teeth. We can help you achieve the perfect smile you’ve been dreaming of at Amherst Dentistry. Veneers, crowns or bridges are an excellent option to transform your smile. Dr. Judi and her team can develop a customized plan and turn it into reality in just a few simple appointments. Make your unpleasant smile a thing of the past today!

MEET OUR TEAM


Our professional and compassionate dental care team is our greatest asset. From the moment you walk through our doors you will be greeted by friendly team members eager to deliver the quality care you expect and deserve.

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Nicole

Office Manager

Nicole has been in the dental field for over 20 years. She prides herself in making every patient feel welcomed and at ease the moment they walk through our doors. Nicole will be happy to answer your questions, plan your appointments and help resolve any concerns - making your experience at our office an exceptional one.

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Joan

Practice Coordinator

Joanie has been in the dental field for 25 years and really enjoys developing strong relationships with our patients and working with our team to keep patients' smiles healthy. Outside of the office, Joanie enjoys spending time making happy memories with her husband, 3 children, 5 grandchildren and friends.

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Shelby

Registered Dental Hygienist

Shelby's interest in dentistry began 10 years ago at the dental lab tech program with BOCES. There her interest in dental hygiene sparked. She worked summers as a dental assistant gaining experience through her years in hygiene school. Her passion with dentistry not only lies in providing optimal care, but providing tools to patients in the prevention of dental disease. Her passions outside of dentistry involve health and fitness, hiking, travel, and spending quality time with friends and family.

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Samantha

Registered Dental Hygienist

Samantha graduated from Erie Community College with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2016. Prior to becoming a hygienist, she was a dental assistant for several years. Her favorite part of her career path is helping patients achieve a healthy smile through preventative procedures and patient education.

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Emily

Dental Assistant

Emily was raised in Buffalo, NY and graduated from Erie Community College with an Associate’s degree in Communication Arts. When she became a Dental Assistant in 2014, she learned the importance of good oral health and immediately began educating patients on ways to improve their home care. Her passion for dentistry is shown through her enthusiasm as a dental assistant. She truly loves her career!

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Shannon

Dental Assistant

Shannon entered the adventures of dentistry in 2009. She has worked at the hands of Specialist Dentists and now aspiring in the world of General Dentistry. Having gone to school for Photography, Shannon enjoys the view from behind the camera. When not broadening her knowledge in the Dental Field, she enjoys taking pictures, from nature’s beauties to the beauty of friends and family.

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Miranda

Dental Assistant

Miranda graduated cum laude from The College at Brockport in 2019 with her Bachelor of Science in Public Health and a concentration in Consumer Health. In college, she was also inducted as a member of The National Collegiate Scholars Society. Her goal was to work in a field where she could give back to her community by educating others and providing a positive experience to help them reach their goals. Miranda has recently joined Amherst Dentistry and has loved how personable and welcoming everyone is.

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Comprehensive Dental Care


Find the care you need from the dedicated team at Amherst Dentistry.

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Dental Implants

Implants are a wonderful option for replacing missing teeth. They can replace single teeth or multiple teeth and can even add support and retention to dentures. They look and function just like your original teeth and they won’t decay or need root canals. Implants have the highest success rate of any tooth restoration around.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Amherst Dentistry uses tooth-colored fillings rather than amalgam to repair small cavities or defects in your teeth. These fillings do not contain any metal but, instead, are made of a durable composite resin material that is easily shaped and blends well with your natural teeth. The results are a completely natural looking smile.

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Clear Aligner Therapy

Invisalign and SureSmile are two clear aligner options for tooth alignment that are virtually non-detectable and are suitable for teens and adults. Clear aligner trays that are customized for you slowly move your teeth into their optimal position so you can enjoy your best possible smile. They are hardly noticeable and can be removed when you eat or brush your teeth.

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Teeth Whitening

Looking to rejuvenate your smile? Whitening is an easy way to achieve the brighter, whiter smile you’re looking for and is safe, comfortable, and can help almost everyone. This procedure is not painful at all and you have the convenient option to choose either the in-office procedure which is completed within an hour or take-home treatments which you perform at home, or both!

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Veneers, Crowns & Bridges

Cosmetic dentistry can correct any number of smile flaws, creating beautiful, natural-looking results. Veneers are bonded directly to the front of the teeth, covering any flaws instantly. They are custom-made to your specifications and will truly transform your smile. Bridges and crowns repair and replace broken or missing teeth. The results are a natural, stunning smile that you will love.

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Cleanings and Checkups

During your dental cleaning our dental hygienists will find plaque and calculus in those hard-to-reach areas of your mouth and remove these disease-causing agents from your teeth. Surface stains will be removed and teeth polished with polishing paste. As part of your dental exam, the dentist will examine your face, neck, teeth and soft tissues including lips, tongue, palate, throat and gums.

Creating the healthy smile you want through science and artistry.


At Amherst Dentistry we believe that keeping your mouth healthy is a team effort. Here are a few best practices to follow between visits:

  Brush your teeth for two minutes at least two times each day

  Floss daily to prevent tooth decay and maintain gum health

  Avoid carbonated, acidic and sugary drinks

  Change your toothbrush every 3 months

  Remember to brush your tongue to remove bacteria and debris

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