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.

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.


Excellent job all around! Very thorough; very professional. Thank you.