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.

Transparent consultation on sedation dentistry cost and payment options earns positive client reviews in Buffalo

Cured woman patient giving thumbs up and smiling in the dental office

The Smile Center lovingly says, “We cater to cowards.” We take great pride in making even the most apprehensive patient feel relaxed. Nothing is more gratifying to our team than to get reviews from our patients telling us how comfortable they felt at the office and during their treatment.

We want patients who have avoided the dentist to no longer do so, and to keep coming back to see us. These patients avoid a host of painful and complex dental procedures, and medical conditions such as diabetes and stroke, associated with tooth decay and tooth loss.

You are not alone

Don’t feel embarrassed about your fear. The American Association of Endodontists reports more than 80 percent of Americans are anxious about dental procedures. The fear is so bad for some patients that they only see the dentist when they have to, during an emergency. The AAE also found survey respondents were less anxious about public speaking and job interviews than dental appointments.

Addressing fear

The Smile Center can ease your worry with sedation dentistry. Sedation and anesthesia has a commendable record in dental circles. Dr. Gordon Kent is one of the few general practitioners in the Buffalo area to meet the state’s strict licensing requirements to administer the most powerful calming treatment. Since our practice has advanced training and certification, we can offer more sedative options than other practices in the region.

Depending on the level of fear, health status, medications, and other factors, Dr. Kent and his team can administer sedative drugs in the following ways:

  • Breathing laughing gas
  • By mouth in liquid or pill form (also known as enteral sedation)
  • Intravenously (IV)

Eliminating price panic

Sedation can be a must-have to dull discomfort during and after dental procedures. As such, we want to assure any cost associated with this vital calming agent is not an obstacle to your having the best experience possible.

Insurance coverage for sedative dentistry varies by provider and plan. A Flexible Spending Account may also help to bring down the cost.

If you don’t have insurance or any other dental plan, The Smile Center Plan provides savings on standard treatment costs for one low annual fee. We also regularly offer discounts on procedures, including IV sedation.

Costs of sedation and associated expenses may be more manageable courtesy of Care Credit or American Health Care Card. These health care-specific cards allow you to finance the treatment, spreading the cost out over time. This results in lower monthly payments for you. Treatment may be financed at no interest, depending on terms.

The Smile Center’s open, collaborative approach is reflected by our explanation of sedation dentistry cost and reviews in Buffalo. We want to earn your trust by offering many safe, affordable options for sedation dentistry. Call 716-634-4090.

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