We are pleased to announce that we are now permitted to provide all dental procedures and services. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months. Smile Center is committed to the safety of our patients and our team. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We thank you for your understanding during this changing time.

We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and our team.

Smile Center has implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff. We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between appointments.

Upon arrival at our office,
  • Call us before entering the building to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • A member of our team will meet you at the door to take your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • A COVID-19 questionnaire will be reviewed with you.

Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens. Air exchange devices and new suction systems have been obtained and are being used to ensure the safety of patients and team.

Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.

Experience the best care with your sedation dentist in Buffalo

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If your level of anxiety surrounding dental care keeps you from keeping regular visits with your dentist, you are one of a large group of people who experience dental anxiety. There could be many reasons why a person finds dental care unappealing or frightening. Our belief is that our patients should be able to look forward to professional care. Getting your best, healthiest smile doesn’t happen without it. If you have avoided dental care for any length of time, it may be time to call your sedation dentist in Buffalo to gain a completely new perspective on dentistry.

Informed dentists understand that there is a link between patient comfort and excellence in care. Incorporating sedation services into our practice allows us to cater to cowards, so to speak. We work with patients who have not seen the dentist in decades, and love seeing their newfound perspective when they realize dental care doesn’t have to be frightening after all. The positive effect of sedation allows people with varying degrees of anxiety to undergo treatments such as root canal therapy, dental fillings, and routine cleanings. All of our patients are different. It is our job to listen to their needs and provide care accordingly, promoting comfort and positive experiences that lead to trust and ongoing care.

The inclusion of sedation into dental treatment does not necessarily equate to sleep dentistry. Some patients may relax enough to doze off, while others simply become less responsive to the activity going on in the treatment room. In either scenario, the effect on the patient is a more relaxing, more positive experience.

Sedation dentistry offers a host of benefits, including:

  • Greatly reduced stress and anxiety
  • Sedation facilitates the completion of several procedures in just one visit
  • A reduction in fear of future dental visits
  • Sedation maximizes pain reduction in conjunction with local anesthetic
  • IV sedation results in little to no memory of treatment

We view each of our patients as unique individuals, which is why our office is equipped to provide sedation based on specific need. During your consultation with your Smile Center dentist, you can discuss your attitude towards dental care so that we have a better understanding of your needs. Your dentist will discuss the details of the different types of sedation, which are laughing gas, enteral sedation, and IV sedation. Working together, we can create your ideal environment for stress-free dental care.

At Smile Center, we go the extra mile to ensure your comfort. Contact us to schedule your visit with a skilled sedation dentist.

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I had surgery for immediate dentures on 21st November and I just have to say that Laura and Dr. Kent are amazing. I had absolutely no pain only a few tender spots and didn’t even need my prescribed pain medication! I read alot of horror stories on the internet and I would absolutely recommend going to The Smile Center if you choose to go through this process. Although these aren’t my final set of teeth, I can finally smile and not be ashamed of how I look! I have no doubt my finals will be even better! Thank you Dr. Kent and staff.