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.

Learn more about Dr. Gordon Kent

If you want superior dental care without stress or pain, or an immediate fix for your smile, turn to Dr. Gordon Kent, founder of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY.

Dr. Kent earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology and teaching credentials from Washington University in Saint Luis, MO. After spending a year working and studying religion in Israel, he decided to return to the United States and work toward his dentistry license. Dr. Kent studied at Harvard University, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Suffolk University while working as a substitute teacher and social worker in Boston. After completing the prerequisites, Dr. Kent entered Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where he completed advanced coursework in histopathology and volunteered in the emergency clinic. He graduated with a DMD in 1979.

While his educational pursuits were thorough, Dr. Kent has continued to remain focused on dental education throughout his career. He was one of the first dentists in Western New York to provide dental implants and is a Fellow of the American Society of Osseointegration, a dental implant academy. He was also a pioneer for advanced dental veneers, and straight wire orthodontics.

All three of our dentists are credentialed in conscious sedation and Dr. Blakey and Dr. Kent have advanced credentials from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in IV sedation. Our doctors’ deep and varied skill sets give them the knowledge and training to be able to help patients with some of the most complex dental cases. We also bring into our practice board certified anesthesiologists to assist with patients who require sedation for long or complicated procedures.”

At the Smile Center, our dentists are focused on helping patients improve their oral health with preventative, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry under one roof. Our professionals have been working together for many years, joined by the common goal of helping their patients achieve better oral health and improved smiles with gentle and respectful care. While Dr. Kent focuses on helping patients who need immediate denture surgery, his associates, Dr. Ragan and Dr. Blakely provide comprehensive dental care to all of our patients. The Smile Center serves patients in the Buffalo, NY, 14225 area as well as those in Rochester, Batavia, Erie, Springville, Olean, Pennsylvania, and Niagara Falls.

To learn more about the Smile Center practice, our services, our team, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today 716-634-4090.


The Smile Center is a great place to come to get your teeth in a healthy condition. The staff is great and friendly. There is a very positive environment here.