As we begin to see more news about COVID-19 (coronavirus), Smile Center will be taking some additional steps to protect the health and safety of our patients and team.

We adhere to the ADA and CDC cleaning guidelines at all times, and all standard sterilization measures are followed.

Additionally, we have increased our daily cleaning and disinfecting measures to include frequently-touched surfaces, such as counter tops, door handles, bathroom surfaces, and more. We encourage our staff to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands thoroughly. We encourage our patients to do the same.

During this time we will be available only for emergencies. If you have a true emergency please call 716-634-4090

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, please CALL OUR OFFICE to reschedule your appointment. No cancellation fee or penalty will apply. Answer Questions
  • Have you traveled outside of the continental US in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled to/from high-risk areas in the US or on a cruise ship in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset?
  • Do you currently have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath)?
  • Do you feel ill in any way?
Just like with our patients, we have asked our team members to stay home if they feel ill. Your health and well being are our top priority. We are monitoring the situation and updating our standards and policies as new information emerges. We promise to do everything in our power to keep you safe.

Please call our office if you have any questions.


Buffalo dentist’s unparalleled experience gets dental implants off to a healthy start for a lifetime of use

Elderly man getting examined at dental office

After hearing about dental implants, you may be left with the impression that they can last “indefinitely.” Clinical studies seem to support this idea. It’s been widely reported that more than 95 percent of implants were still going strong at least 20 years after placement. Other options, such as dental bridges, generally have a lifespan of about 10 years. There are some factors that can influence how long your new tooth or new teeth last. Congratulations! You’re off to a good start. By turning to Dr. Gordon Kent, you are turning to a dentist boasting more experience with dental implants … Continue reading

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Buffalo, NY dentist discusses the dental implant procedure

Dental implant procedure from Dr. Gorden Kent in Buffalo NY

If you are missing teeth, it’s important to find a solution. Without a full set of teeth, your oral health could be in jeopardy. Dental implants have become popular for restoring missing teeth because they preserve bone integrity and gum health. If you’ve lost teeth, you can contact Smile Center in Buffalo, NY to learn more about dental implants. What are dental implants? Dental implants are a permanent solution to missing teeth. The artificial tooth roots are placed into the jawbone and left to heal during a period known as osseointegration. This period of three to six months is crucial, … Continue reading

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Tooth loss detracts from your smile. The appearance changes by having a gap in place of a missing tooth. Functionally, your teeth may shift causing your bite to change. Losing a tooth can be a traumatic experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Let Dr. Gordon Kent and the professional team at Smile Center in Buffalo help you restore the health and functionality to your mouth. Our team offers single tooth or full mouth dental implants as options to replace missing teeth. What are dental implants? Dental implants are cylinders or posts that replace missing teeth. Implants are sturdy and provide security and stability … Continue reading

Buffalo dentist explains dental implants treatment for long lasting tooth restoration

3D images of dental implant structure

At Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, we understand that losing natural teeth has both a physical and emotional impact on a person. Without natural teeth, simple tasks like chewing and speaking can become difficult. Individuals often become embarrassed by the gaps in the smile which can lead to low self-esteem and isolation. Replacing missing teeth is important to improve the health of the smile and the patient’s confidence. Several tooth replacement options are available at Smile Center, with the most durable and comprehensive being dental implants. Dental Implants are the closest restorative option to natural teeth. When in place, implants can improve the … Continue reading


I had surgery for immediate dentures on 21st November and I just have to say that Laura and Dr. Kent are amazing. I had absolutely no pain only a few tender spots and didn’t even need my prescribed pain medication! I read alot of horror stories on the internet and I would absolutely recommend going to The Smile Center if you choose to go through this process. Although these aren’t my final set of teeth, I can finally smile and not be ashamed of how I look! I have no doubt my finals will be even better! Thank you Dr. Kent and staff.