A Place to Call Home

Welcome to Central New York—where Aspen Dental's revolutionary story began, from a small group of visionaries in 1998 to today's thriving network of over 9,000 talented team members. If you're looking for a supportive team culture that supports your ambitions, this is where you belong. We've got plenty of resources to help you do more of the work you love.

A Career Upswing in Central New York

“Working with Aspen Dental has been a key component in my professional development and was primarily achieved thanks to the support I received from fellow doctors in the Aspen Dental network, making my transition from student to clinician a seamless one…”

Dr. Damion Myers
Partner, Aspen Dental, Rome, NY


About Dr. Myers:

- Graduated from Howard University College of Dentistry

- Completed his GPR at Montefiore Medical Center

- Became lead dentist and a partner within a few years!

His Central NY Favs:

Kayaking in freshwater lakes and rivers

- Hanging out with colleagues who’ve become friends

- Checking out live concerts

- Enjoying the area’s diverse cuisines and cultures

Cost of Living

Central New York towns are consistently ranked amongst the top 25 most affordable cities to live in. Home costs are a significant driver to this. Grocery costs and transportation costs rank as the second and third contributing factors being 4 to 8 percentage points lower than national averages.

Real Estate

The median cost to buy a home throughout Central New York ranges from about $130,000 to $250,000, depending on what type of home and neighborhood you prefer to live in.


In general, homes sell for about $88 per square foot, compared to the national average of $123 per square foot. Home values in this region maintain annual appreciation of just over 2% for the past 20 years, with home values increasing by nearly 50% in the same timeframe despite the 2008 housing crisis. 

School Systems

Central New York is home to at least five high schools ranked in the top 500 nationwide when compared by graduation rates and college preparedness. Brighton Central School District in Rochester ranks amongst the top 50 school districts nationwide. With Ithaca being home to an Ivy League University in Cornell, the state as a whole has a tremendous focus on education.

Opportunities for Ownership

There are opportunities for ownership and partnership in the region with existing practice owners who have experience developing and growing dentists into successful business owners.

Mentorship & Student Loan Reimbursement Opportunities

As a dentist in this region, you’ll work in offices that provide a full range of dental and denture services, emergency dental and specialty dental services, as well as cosmetic dentistry services. Some examples include: crown and bridge, fillings, sore gum relief, root canal therapy, digital radiology, advanced screening for oral cancer, veneers, dental implants, tooth whitening, and the ability to become certified in offering Invisalign treatment. If a mentor is what you desire, you’ll have access to successful and experienced dentists who have been trained on how to best hone your clinical and leadership skills to help you achieve your goals.


Student Loan Reimbursement packages are also available for many locations throughout Central New York to help you pay down your debt faster so you can focus on what you do best: practicing dentistry.


  • Camillus, NY - $50,000 over two years
  • Ithaca, NY - $100,000 over three years
  • Olean, NY - $100,000 over three years

Let's go 1-on-1

Make an appointment to talk to an Aspen Dental Career Guide, and we'll help you find the fit that's right for you.