Meet the Team

Edward Dwyer, DDS, is a “Buffalo Top Dentist” as recognized by Buffalo Spree Magazine.

Our team delivers tomorrow’s dentistry today by providing a quality, patient-centered approach with the use of modern dental technology. Excellent dental care begins at the front door and is carried through every contact and experience the patient has while in our office. With our friendly attitude and willingness to help, we make our patients feel right at home. Whether answering your questions or helping you with your insurance paperwork, we’re always here when you need us.

The same but different. We have been caring for families in West Seneca and the surrounding towns for generations. You can trust that when you come in for appointment, you’ll see the same faces…the same dentist, the same dental hygienists, the same dental assistants, and the same office manager. You can be assured that you will receive the same quality dental care every time. We are different because we continually invest in new dental technologies that can give you better solutions for your dental care needs. Plus, your satisfaction with the dental care you receive in our office is our priority.

Meet Dr. Dwyer

Dr. Dwyer

Dr. Dwyer attended SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He then completed his residency at Buffalo General Hospital. He earned further certification in esthetic dentistry from SUNY at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Dwyer is a member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, New York State Dental Society, Eighth District Dental Society and Erie County Dental Society. He also has lectured extensively on the benefits and applications of the BIOLASE Waterlase dental laser. Recently, Dr. Dwyer has been appointed as a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Dwyer has been practicing dentistry for over 15 years and has established himself as a trusted, well respected and technologically-advanced Buffalo-area dentist. He is married with four active children and volunteers his time as youth hockey and soccer coach.

The Staff

Anna Bahne, Office Manager

With over 35 years experience in the dental field, Anna has been with Dr. Dwyer since the beginning. She graduated from Bryant & Stratton as a dental assistant and is knowledgeable on the treatment side as well as the administrative side. Anna explains, “Her career in the dental field has been most rewarding. The most exciting part of my job is the patients I get to interact with on a daily basis. They have become my extended family.”

Anna has two grown children, a son and daughter. Her son was recently married and expecting their first child. Her daughter is relocating to Florida. Now that her children are grown, Anna enjoys traveling and life as an empty-nester.

Laurie Grunder, Certified Dental Assistant

Laurie has been with Dr. Dwyer’s office for more than nine years and has been dental assisting for more than 25 years. Laurie’s combination of a business degree and dental assisting is a great asset to the practice. She has her national certification and a New York State license in dental assisting and her patient-friendly approach is a quality that our patients find endearing.

Outside of the office, Laurie enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.

Jean Huber, Certified Dental Assistant

Jean Huber is a licensed dental assistant. She has over 31 years experience and has been with the practice for 25 golden years. Jean is experienced and dedicated to the patients and her caring manner helps patients feel confident and comfortable asking questions and getting complete and honest answers.

Jean is married with two children, a son and a daughter. She enjoys reading, camping and the company of her lifelong friends.

Sandra Potenza, Registered Dental Hygienist

Sandy is a graduate of East Aurora High School. She went to Erie Community College where she completed her associate’s degree in dental hygiene. She has been a dental hygienist for thirty plus years and she feels fortunate to have been with the same practice for that time. Her fondest part of the job is getting to know her patients and their families.

Sandy is married to her high school sweetheart, Mark. They have three children. Sandy keeps busy with her family and church and enjoys the outdoors, music and travel.

Jennifer Pernatt, Registered Dental Hygienist

A West Seneca native, Jennifer is a graduate of West Seneca High School. After earning an associates degree in Dental Laboratory Technology, she immediately entered Dental Hygiene School at Erie Community College. Additionally, Jennifer is trained and licensed to deliver local anesthesia and nitrous oxide sedation.

Barb Wall, Registered Dental Hygienist

Barb Wall is also a graduate from Erie Community College with a degree in dental hygiene. She has been in the dental field for more than 35 years and has spent 15 years of that time with Dr. Dwyer. Barb prides herself on getting to know each and every patient and is dedicated to providing the best care possible.

Barb has two children that are married. She is also about to become a grandma for the first time to a baby girl.