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.

The benefits of enteral sedation in Buffalo

Dentist examining a patients teeth in the dentists chair at the dental clinic

At Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, we understand how paralyzing and agonizing fear can be – and we don’t want our patients to feel that way. Sedation is a safe, effective way for the most anxious, fearful patients to receive much needed dental care. It even enables phobic individuals to feel comfortable enough to enjoy the benefits of elective cosmetic dentistry. We offer three levels of sedation, along with gentle dentistry, to give you a reason to smile.

Inhaled laughing gas is the lightest level, helping you relax. IV sedation is the most powerful, inducing a sleep-like state of semi-consciousness. Enteral sedation is mid-level, between the two. It can also be used in conjunction with laughing gas. Why do we offer so many different types of sedatives? We strive to provide pain-free, stress-free dentistry, and we realize that each patient is different. Compassion and customized care are the keys to an exceptional dental experience.

The benefits of enteral sedation include:

  • You can relax – Patients describe feeling fear and anxiety melt away as the medication takes effect. Most people feel unconcerned and somewhat disinterested in their surroundings, along with an elevation in mood.
  • Remain conscious and in control – Enteral sedation is not general anesthesia. Most likely, you will likely feel pleasantly drowsy. You may relax and fall asleep, but you will be able to awaken easily. At all times you will remain in control of your body.
  • No needle – The sedative is administered via oral medication, so an IV is not necessary. This is a great solution for needle-phobic patients. If injectable local anesthetics are used, the sedative can take the stress out of those injections.
  • Eliminate anticipation anxiety – Some patients prefer this sedation technique because it takes effect gradually after the pill is ingested. Laughing gas  and IV sedation take effect quickly, but they don’t help the pre-appointment nervousness. Enteral sedation allows you to begin relaxing before the appointment ever begins.

Don’t let fear stand between you and a beautiful, healthy smile. Visit Smile Center where we cater to cowards! Call 716-634-4090 and schedule an appointment today.

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The Smile Center has been a reliable office for over 6 years! I have been greeted warmly, treated with respect and welcomed into their family. The hygienists (shoutout to Mary) especially make the appointment a pleasant experience. The wait time is almost always under 10 minutes. The front desk people are on top of the game as well! Definitely recommend.