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.

Having a NY area emergency dentist on your side is important

Little girl visiting dentist pointing at aching tooth in her mouth in dental emergency

At the Smile Center, Dr. Gordon Kent and his team are here to help patients in all types of situations. Many patients are seeking a dentist in the NY area when they are faced with an emergency. Emergencies happen when we least expect them. Dental emergencies typically include issues such as:

  • A tooth that has been knocked out of the mouth during impact
  • Broken teeth that have been damaged due to injury or biting something that is too hard
  • Severe toothaches that can make it virtually impossible to function during the day or sleep at night
  • Bleeding after oral surgery that will not clot
  • Broken restorations including dentures, crowns, bridges, and veneers

If any of these situations occur to your smile, it is important to have an emergency dentist on your side. Dr. Gordon Kent’s practice is equipped with some of the most advanced technologies to help him assist in most any dental issue. When patients are struggling with a dental problem and need help from a dentist, he is here!

Emergency dentists often leave appointment times open throughout their day to accommodate those who are faced with the unexpected. We want our patients to be able to obtain same day appointments whenever necessary so they do not have to wait with a damaged smile. We want to get patients into our practice as soon as possible, especially when time is of a concern. This includes situations where a patient had a tooth knocked out. To reattach, there are certain steps that must be taken to ensure success. If the patient is unable to have the adult tooth replaced, we offer restorations including dental implants, dentures, and bridges which can be used to restore the smile.

Dr. Gordon Kent and the team of the Smile Center is readily available to assist new and existing patients with their dental emergencies. Now is a great time to connect with us and tour our facility. We can put you at ease in the event of a dental emergency which can occur at any time.

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Always very professional and friendly. The register dental hygienist Mary is great. She really makes you feel comfortable and understands people have ” dental anxiety”. She always puts me at ease.