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Education:
  • B.A. Psychology (1997), Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, New York
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Certificate of Pediatric Dentistry (2004), University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Special Professional Interests

Dr. Allen loves working with children and their families to guide them toward great experiences while providing quality treatment in a welcoming environment. She and her team are most rewarded when they help an anxious child overcome his or her worries and have a positive visit. Everyone’s favorite words to hear are “that wasn’t hard at all!” Dr. Allen enjoys partnering with young persons’ caregivers to assure quality care and to help prepare them for a lifetime of good oral health and positive attitudes about dentistry.

Professional Activities
  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Minnesota Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • Minnesota Dental Association

Verified Patient Reviews

4.7 out of 5 (244 Reviews) (41 Comments)

Overall patient ratings are based on the average score given by The Dental Specialists patients who voluntarily complete a satisfaction survey from Press Ganey, a nationally recognized firm dedicated to improving patient experience. Click to learn more about our patient ratings.

5 out of 5
August 13, 2019
We love Dr Allen and everyone who works with her. My children have been patients for years and we have only had great experiences.
5 out of 5
July 18, 2019
Dr. Allen is always very informative and answers questions. She takes the time to listen to both my concerns and questions and my sons.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2019
Dr Allen was amazing, and so was her assistant.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2019
My daughter was very scared during her appointment. The RDH, and Dr. Allen were so patient and kind.
4.9 out of 5
June 20, 2019
Dr. Allen is wonderful! She is very friendly, patient, and her care for the patient feels very sincere.
3.4 out of 5
June 17, 2019
While this was just a cleaning, it would have been nice to have the Doctor come in and see him as well. we're trying to build his confidence with going to the dentist, so we were bummed she didn't come in.
5 out of 5
June 12, 2019
Dr. Allen is very thorough when she's with my child and she really cares so much about her and her overall health.
4.2 out of 5
May 23, 2019
seems like pretty standard care, not say "holistic" on the one hand or over the top on the other hand
5 out of 5
May 9, 2019
Dr. Allen is good at remembering her patients and their issues they are dealing with.
5 out of 5
May 9, 2019
Dr. Allen is wonderful!
5 out of 5
May 6, 2019
Dr. Allen is tremendous. I wish she were my dentist (says the father)!
5 out of 5
April 13, 2019
I'm filling out this survey for a second time as both of my daughters recently had appointments. Again, Dr. Amanda Allen is fantastic as well as her staff.
5 out of 5
April 13, 2019
Dr. Amanda Allen is amazing. I recommend her to all of my friends seeking a dentist for their kids. The hygienists are fabulous as well. I'm always really impressed with how they speak to the children in a way that's age appropriate yet not condescending.
5 out of 5
April 10, 2019
solid. Dr. Allen is the tops. The dental hygienists are excellent. I really enjoy the high level of care and of course the child-centric approach taken by everyone.
5 out of 5
March 27, 2019
I had several questions about getting braces for my daughter. Dr Allen answered them thoroughly and clearly. Thank you!
5 out of 5
March 6, 2019
My child was very nervous about getting a filling. The front desk did a great job setting a positive tone when we walked in and Dr. Allen was really good with him. She explained everything honestly but kid-friendly way which was perfect for him.
5 out of 5
February 19, 2019
The doctor made sure that we understood all aspects of the care. She translated this information in a way that my toddler could understand. My daughter left the appointment feeling great about going to the dentist! She played dentist all afternoon!
5 out of 5
February 18, 2019
Dr. Allen is a caring and professional doctor. She and her staff are extremely gentle with their little patients and take the time to explain procedures using words that even the youngest patients can understand. She took the time to show my daughter how to put toothpaste on her brush and explained in terms that she could understand why we're careful not to put on too much toothpaste.
5 out of 5
February 15, 2019
I'm always impressed with Dr. Allen and the staff working with her. She is very informative and very caring.
5 out of 5
February 10, 2019
We love Dr Allen! She's been our children's dentist for 4 years and we've always had good experiences. She and her team are kind, gentle and our kids have fun when they go.
5 out of 5
February 8, 2019
Everybody in the office (receptionist, hygenist, and Dr.) that helped us were amazing on our visit. My daughter is anxious about going to the dentist and they treat her with care, kindness, and respect and know just how to work with her. The Dr. took a great deal of time and effort in explaining treatment options. Went above and beyond.
5 out of 5
December 22, 2018
she had an excellent bedside manner. she answered all of my questions and was very good with my toddler.
5 out of 5
October 26, 2018
Dr. Allen is wonderful! She is very friendly, actively listens to questions, and does a great job interacting with my shy son.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2018
Dr. Allen was friendly, communicative, and respectful of my two-year-old. She made her feel comfortable and safe by talking to her and explaining each step of her process. She answered my questions thoroughly. She took time to explain the different effects of thumb-sucking vs. using a pacifier and gave me good advice for transitioning our child away from her pacifier.
3.3 out of 5
June 16, 2018
It was more than 30 minutes from the time the hygienist finished cleaning my daughters teeth and told the doctor she was ready for her to when the doctor actually came in for the exam. Sitting in the exam chair waiting for that length of time made my daughter very anxious.
5 out of 5
May 28, 2018
Thanks to Dr. Allen for a smooth 1st visit! We appreciate all that you do!
4.8 out of 5
April 29, 2018
Most explanations were to my mom
5 out of 5
April 22, 2018
I was impressed with Dr. Allen. She showed great care & concern for my daughter. She is clearly quite skilled in working with young children. She took the time to provide a detailed & careful explanation of my daughter's dental issues.
5 out of 5
April 17, 2018
The doctor is very friendly and open to listening to questions.
3.8 out of 5
March 9, 2018
Dr. Allen did a fantastic job with my daughter... She explained each step and each of the tools that was going to be used. It really made it easier for my daughter.
4.2 out of 5
February 19, 2018
Dr. Allen took time to discuss my questions regarding my son's treatment plan.
5 out of 5
February 13, 2018
Dr. Allen's concern for my son's (patient's) questions and concerns are outstanding. She and her dental assistants demonstrate a caring approach. She especially is extremely thorough, patient, kind and explains everything while providing treatment efficiently.
5 out of 5
February 5, 2018
Dr. Allen and the hygienist were wonderful! My son felt safe and was cared for very well.
5 out of 5
January 27, 2018
Every time we leave smiling.
5 out of 5
November 20, 2017
my children were scheduled at 10 and 11am they were able to have us in and out by 11am. slightly longer wait for the doctor than I would have preferred with a 2 and 3yo but not a deal breaker especially when she was doing more extensive treatment down the hall.
5 out of 5
October 25, 2017
Dr. Allen is fantastic!
5 out of 5
October 11, 2017
Dr. Alan is very friendly, easy to talk to and did a good job helping my son feel comfortable.
5 out of 5
August 25, 2017
Both the doctor and the nurse were super caring, considerate, and kind to my son, and were very gentle with him (he's 1 1/2 years old). They were helpful and caring with him, and answered any questions I had concerning his teeth care, diet, etc.
5 out of 5
July 26, 2017
Excellent experience with Dr. Allen
3 out of 5
June 14, 2017
I had a very cold and judgemental conversation with Dr Allen. she was short with me about treatment of my sons cavity and potential soft spots on his teeth. she commented in a judgemental manner rather than a compassionate and educational tone. I feel she is good at her job but could improve her bedside manner.
5 out of 5
February 23, 2017
Dr Allen is amazing!
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