The Art & Craft of Dentistry

Since 1981, Dolinar and Thomas, DDS have been serving the dental needs of Hamburg, Orchard Park, Eden and the surrounding areas.

Conveniently located in the Village of Hamburg, Dolinar and Thomas, DDS provide full-service general and aesthetic dentistry to patients of all ages.

We are always accepting new patients and encourage you to call us for an appointment. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to seeing you!

Daniel P. Dolinar, DDS

Dr. Dolinar received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1980. Dr. Dolinar completed a General Practice Residency at Erie County Medical Center in 1981, after which he opened his practice in 1981 at 108 Buffalo Street in Hamburg, NY, across the street from the current location at 121 Buffalo Street.

He is a member in good standing of the 8th District Dental Society, NYS Dental Association, American Dental Association.

Dr. Dolinar resides in Orchard Park and has 3 children.

Kenneth W. Thomas, DDS

Dr. Thomas received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from State University of New York at Buffalo in 2000. He is a graduate of St Bonaventure University. He joined Dr. Dolinar in 2001.

He is a member in good standing of the 8th District Dental Society, NYS Dental Association, American Dental Association.

Dr. Ken and his wife Erin live in Orchard Park with their seven children.



All-Ceramic Crowns

A crown is a dental restoration that covers or “caps” a tooth to restore it to its normal shape, size and function. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown can:

  • restore a tooth when there isn’t enough tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling
  • attach a bridge to replace the missing teeth
  • protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • restore a fractured tooth
  • cover a badly shaped or discolored tooth
  • cover a dental implant

Natural-Colored Fillings & Restorations

Composite resins, or tooth-colored fillings, provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small- to mid-size fillings that need to withstand moderate pressure from the constant stress of chewing. They can be used on either front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.


Dental implants can replace a single tooth or several teeth, or can be used to support dentures. Implants are surgically placed in the jaw where they function as an anchor for replacement teeth. They are made of titanium and other materials that are compatible with the human body.


A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth. Veneers can be used to:

  • lighten teeth that are naturally yellow or have a a gray cast that can’t be whitened by bleaching
  • correct teeth that are chipped or worn
  • correct uneven spaces or a diastema (a large,  noticeable gap between the upper front teeth)

Veneers are usually fabricated from ceramic in a laboratory, But can sometimes be made of composite resin. The material is selected based on the durability, stain resistance, color and appearance that is best for you.


Developed with Orthodontists, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth, while still allowing you to brush and floss normally, and eat your favorite foods. Invisalign is comfortable to wear and easy to live with. Average treatment time is one year, with monthly- to bi-monthly visits to our office.

Root Canal

A root canal is a common dental treatment for a tooth infection. During a root canal, the blood supply and nerves of the tooth are removed. After that, the tooth is usually filled with a material and sealed, or shaped and covered with an artificial tooth (a crown).


There are different options for teeth whitening ranging from in office to take home. We can advise the best option for you.

Preventive Care

No matter your current dental health, we are dedicated to offering the best in preventive care from regular cleanings to advice on how to maintain a healthy smile between appointments.


Tooth extractions may sometimes be necessary due to disease, trauma, or crowding. Certain extractions may be referred to an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.


Sometimes called a fixed partial denture, a bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth and literally “bridges” the gap where one or more teeth used to be. Bridges can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain or a combination of these materials and are attached to surrounding teeth for support. Unlike a removable bridge, which you can take out and clean, a fixed bridge can only be removed by a dentist.

An implant bridge attaches artificial teeth directly to the jaw or under the gum tissue. Depending on which type of bridge your dentist recommends, its success depends on the foundation. So it’s very important to keep your remaining teeth healthy and strong.

Dentures & Partials

Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted. Learn more about dentures >

Removable partial dentures usually consist of replacement teeth attached to pink or gum-colored plastic bases. Depending on your needs, we will design a partial denture specifically for you. Learn more about partials >

Periodontal Disease Management

Periodontal disease is an inflammatory disease that destroys the gums and other supporting structures around the teeth. We can help you manage periodontal disease ranging from mild gingivitis to more severe periodontitis. Treatments include scaling and root planing (the cleaning of infected root surfaces), root surface debridement (the removal of damaged tissue), and regenerative procedures (the reversal of lost bone and tissue). Learn more >