Sedation Dentistry

Why should you visit the Smile Center?

At Smile Center, we understand that for some people, dental visits are wrought with anxiety. We want to change how you feel about seeing the dentist. Our team works with great precision and a gentle touch, and we listen to your overall needs not only for dental care, but also for emotional support.

Smile Center is the premier sedation dentistry practice in our region. If you would like to eliminate fear associated with dental care, we invite you to contact us and incorporate sedation into your next dental visit.

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With an understanding of the uniqueness of each patient, our practice is equipped to offer three different forms of dental sedation: laughing gas, enteral sedation, also called oral conscious sedation, and IV sedation. Each type of sedation has unique advantages, and we discuss those during the initial consultation so that you may determine which will best suit your needs for relaxing, effective dental care.

Our practitioners are highly trained in each form of sedation we offer at Smile Center, and work closely with each patient to ensure that the most appropriate sedation is chosen. Patients who undergo treatment with sedation feel no discomfort and no anxiety. Some may feel as though they are in a dreamlike state, or may even fall into a light sleep as we provide gentle smile care. Following treatment, patients are able to return home for a day of rest, while the sedative wears off.

Smile Center offers a variety of sedation solutions to our patients, and our familiarity with the various aspects of sedation leads to stress-free dental visits. We are happy to work with our patients to help them determine the best solution for their unique dental needs. Our team places a high priority on the trust we build with our patients, knowing that this will lead to better oral health through teamwork.

To experience dental care in a calm, relaxing atmosphere, contact our Buffalo dental office. We will provide details on sedation, and show you that you can actually look forward to visiting your dentist.

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Meet the Doctors

Dr. Gordon Kent

Dr. Gordon Kent standing in front of award wall


Dr. Kent was entered in 1976 and graduated three years later from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine with a degree of D.M.D in 1979. After earning his doctorate in 1979, Dr. Kent moved to Western New York with his family. In 1981, Dr. Kent founded The Smile Center. Dr. Kent has devoted his early career years to extensive advanced dental education. Dr. Kent has been focusing on treating patients who have dental conditions that are the very worst and are in need of immediate dentures, which he provides in one visit while the patients are sedated.

Dr. Mark Hsu D.M.D.

Dr. Mark Hsu D.M.D.


Dr. Hsu completed his studies and graduated from the School of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1989. This alone is quite an honor as his college of choice is known throughout our country as one of the top dental schools in the U.S. Dr. Hsu currently holds a dental license in three states!

Dr. Hsu here with us at the Smile Center brings with him his ability to speak several different languages including: Hindi, Mandarin, English and some Spanish!!



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.