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.

How Does General Dentistry and Emergency Dentistry Work Together for Buffalo NY Residents?

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Many patients who visit the Smile Center come for general dentistry services. Buffalo NY residents visit Dr. Kent and his associates for their oral health care needs and routine maintenance and cleanings. However, the staff at the Smile Center also offers emergency dentistry. It is available for both new and existing patients, and allows patients to get the assistance they need when trouble arises.

Emergency dental situations are instances that occur that are unplanned in nature. Emergencies may vary, but in many cases, they may include:

  • Toothaches or unusual pain or discomfort in the mouth
  • Trauma to a tooth that causes it to crack, chip, or fall out
  • The loosening or removal of a fixed restoration such as a filling, crown, or dental bridge
  • * Bleeding or continued bleeding after a dental procedure or treatment

When situations like these occur, the staff at the Smile Center can help. We are on call 24 hours a day to help patients address problems that can happen outside of regular business hours. Our trained staff is able to provide the information you need to get out of pain and discomfort until you can make it into our dental practice. It is important that you call your dentist as soon as an emergency occurs for the best recommendations to handle the problem before your visit. Instructions may include medications to take or actions you need to take immediately.

There are benefits to having your emergency dental care handled by the same practice that handles your family’s general dentistry. Buffalo NY residents who come to the Smile Center for routine appointments can do the same with their emergencies and receive the best dental care around. By going to the same practice, your dentist will be able to have full access to your past dental records, which make your treatment faster and more effective. By knowing your dental history, the staff can provide the best treatments around, and do so in a way that cannot be done without knowledge of past procedures and medical conditions.

Thanks to the Smile Center, patients have somewhere to go when a dental emergency arises. If you need emergency dental care, don’t hesitate to call our office (even outside of regular business hours!) to get the assistance you need!

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Dr. Kent is FANTASTIC! He did a wonderful job on my implants, and gave me my smile back! I cant thank him and his team enough!