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.

Where can Buffalo, NY area patients seek Emergency dental care?

Different professional dental devices, on the blurred background dentist is treating patient in emergency

Dr. Gordon Kent and the team at The Smile Center in Buffalo, NY not only provide general dentistry solutions such as cleanings and fillings, but they also offer emergency dental care when patients need it most. Emergencies can happen, either dental or medical, and it is important that patients seek the right professional for their needs. When problems occur to the smile, it is essential that men and women make an immediate visit to their dentist for repair.

Several types of emergencies may occur and require the assistance of a dental professional. These include:

  • Knocked out teeth
  • Loose or lost restoration (filling, crown, or bridge)
  • Broken appliance (denture)
  • Injury or trauma to the mouth area
  • Broken tooth enamel
  • Pain in the mouth

Dr. Gordon Kent allows patients to enjoy emergency treatment as necessary. At The Smile Center, emergency dental care can be provided around the clock. In fact, our phones are staffed 24/7 so patients do not have to speak to an answering service or leave a message with a machine. The live person on the emergency care line can give you specific instructions regarding how you should proceed. They can also make sure you get in with the dentist as soon as possible for care to ensure the problem is addressed in a timely manner.

Emergency dental care is readily available for both new and existing patients. We accept anyone in the community who has an immediate problem that needs attention. Dr. Gordon Kent welcomes new patients into his state-of-the-art dental practice for care and attention, and can also provide new emergency patients with long-term care if they decide to continue to receive services through the Smile Center.

At The Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, we want our patients to know that we are here for them. Contact us when you are in need of emergency dental care and we can help guide you through the process to get the assistance you require.

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The experience with my tooth being extracted went well. There was no pain during or after. I will definitely recommend the Smile Center to my friends.