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.


I can’t say it enough how much I love the Smile Center. Laura and Dr. Kent were so patient and kind with my entire denture process. Laura’s daughter Alicia is absolutely wonderful, she’s as sweet as her mom and takes her time with any adjustment I need. I would recommend this office time and time again. Keep up the great work!