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.

What is IV Sedation Dentistry in Buffalo NY?

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Do you find that you seem to come up with multiple excuses not to see the dentist? You’re busy. Your teeth feel fine. Whatever the justification may be, it is often masking a fear of sitting in the dental chair. At Smile Center, we believe in making the entire dental experience pleasant. What our patients quickly learn is that IV sedation goes hand in hand with excellence in dentistry. If you live in the Buffalo, NY area and want a caring, empathetic dental team that happily offers sedation, Smile Center is the place for you.

Why IV sedation is ideal for some patients

Dr. Kent is trained and experienced in multiple forms of sedation. During your consultation, you will be able to determine if you will benefit the most from laughing gas sedation, enteral sedation, or IV sedation. Many people associate IV sedation with sleep or general anesthesia. IV sedation is the strongest and must be administered by a licensed practitioner.

IV sedation induces an anxiety-free state of semi-consciousness. Often, patients do feel as though they have slept through treatment. Visits feel as though they go by very quickly, and there is typically no memory of care. Details of IV sedation include:

  • Extremely efficient for patients with severe dental anxiety
  • Ideal for more complex cases such as oral surgery
  • Intravenous delivery of sedative can be adjusted throughout treatment
  • Maximum safety protocol
  • IV sedation is not as strong as general anesthesia
  • You can breathe and swallow on your own
  • You remain conscious enough to communicate with our staff if you desire

The Smile Center team understands your fears

Our team is conscientious in the level of care we offer to each patient. We want you to feel comfortable from the moment you come through the door and we encourage you to talk with us about your previous experiences and the fears you face. Working together, we can minimize anxiety one visit at a time.

It is possible to find dentistry a positive experience! To get to know a different side of dentistry, call Smile Center at 716-634-4090.

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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!