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.

IV sedation dentistry one of the various ways your Buffalo dentist improves your dental experiences

An anesthesiologist monitors the condition of a patient

Just in our general area, hundreds of people avoid receiving dental care due to anxiety. For some people, apprehension is so great that even calling a dental office to make an appointment is difficult. Dental anxiety is different for each person. Whether you fall into the highly anxious category or are simply a busy person who has a hard time relaxing for dental treatment, you may find immense benefit in IV sedation dentistry, offered by your experienced Buffalo dentist.

Dr. Gordon Kent and the team of Smile Center offer patients a three-pronged approach to care. In this way, we take every measure to help patients remain comfortable physically and emotionally.

We do not overlook the importance of a comfortable patient. Our office is designed to be a soothing, welcoming environment, setting the tone for pleasant visits. In our practice, patients will notice pleasantries as soon as they make their appointment, beginning with our friendly office staff. In the office, cleanliness and modern equipment show patients that we strive for the highest level of care.

The communication that comes from our staff is also a part of overall comfort. We are happy to answer questions, and do not rush patients through visits. When providing details about treatments, we offer extensive information in a way that makes sense to the patient. Our philosophy is that our patients are not to be worked on; they are to be worked with. In this way, we help each person create an individual dental plan that accomplishes his or her goals.

Comfort also comes from technology, which is the second prong in our approach to care. This is achieved with state-of-the-art instruments, diagnostic testing, comfortable treatment chairs, and amenities.

Lastly, there is sedation dentistry. Sedation has helped a great many people correct years of neglect to their oral care. We understand that neglect is not due to a lack of concern, but to anxiety. Smile Center offers three different types of sedation: laughing gas, enteral (oral) sedation, and IV sedation, all of which are extremely effective at reducing even severe anxiety.

Anxiety does not have to stand in the way of your oral health. Contact Smile Center today to learn more about sedation dentistry.

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