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.

Enjoy stress-free tooth replacement and gentle dental care in Buffalo, NY

Oral sedation from Dr. Kent in Buffalo

Anxiety is something that many of our patients struggle with when it comes to dental procedures like tooth replacement. We offer enteral (oral) sedation to help patients relax and receive the gentle dental care they need.

What is oral sedation?

Oral conscious sedation relaxes a patient for stress-free tooth replacement. If you start hyperventilating at the mention of the dentist, you could probably benefit from sedation. This reduction in anxiety can allow our patients to receive the care they need and deserve.

How oral sedation works?

Oral conscious sedation is a medication that is prescribed and taken prior to coming in for a procedure. You will need to make sure to have a ride to and from the office. Once you arrive at the office you will be completely conscious and alert, however the sedative will have you feeling relaxed and unconcerned. You will be able to answer questions, walk, and respond to simple instructions. Once the procedure is complete, you will be driven home and will be given instructions to rest. Most patients have little to no memory of the appointment.

Oral sedation can help patients with mild to extreme fear of the dentist.

At Smile Center, we want patients in Buffalo to enjoy oral health and make visiting the dentist to be a positive experience. We find many patients who are need of restorations often avoid the dentist out of fear which makes the situation worth. With sedation, we can offer the gentle care you need to restore your smile and your oral health.

Whether the thought of a procedure makes you fearful or even if you are consumed by anxiety over a general check-up, we can put you on the path to relaxing in our office with sedation dentistry. Call us today at 716-634-4090 to learn more.

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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.