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

4.9 out of 5 (212 Reviews) (61 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
April 14, 2022
Dr Allen always ensures my and my son's questions are answered and feel comfortable.
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
Great service at check in
5 out of 5
March 17, 2022
Appreciate your practice seeing young kids.
4 out of 5
January 20, 2022
This team is amazing. I will definitely recommend them to my friends for their children.
5 out of 5
December 7, 2021
Great experience
5 out of 5
November 18, 2021
My daughter is on the autism spectrum, and was excited for her visit, but a little scared, too. They were absolutely wonderful with her, and she was not afraid at all during the visit!
5 out of 5
October 22, 2021
My child is a little older and after we left the appointment he felt like an adult. Dr. Allen did an amazing job greeting and talking to him first and then talking to me. The team gave him good oral hygiene instructions and didn't make him feel bad for needing a little improvement. Thank you for everything you guys do!
5 out of 5
October 22, 2021
Only good things to say about Dr. Allen and her team very professional, courteous, attentive and friendly!
5 out of 5
October 21, 2021
I'm included in all the decisions and get thorough explanation of the process
5 out of 5
October 21, 2021
The Best pediatric dentists in the country. Very easy to talk to. Listens. Make Great recommendations/ referrals
1.3 out of 5
October 17, 2021
The dentist walked in. Didn't even say hi. Was not warm at all. Acted as if I (mom) wasn't even sitting there.
5 out of 5
October 14, 2021
Dr. Amanda is always friendly and takes time to visit and discuss what she sees, what to do or not do. There is no pressure to make decisions. And that's appreciated.
5 out of 5
October 5, 2021
Wonderful as always.
5 out of 5
September 21, 2021
Dr Allen is the best pediatric dentist
5 out of 5
September 21, 2021
Absolutely the best dentist
5 out of 5
September 14, 2021
Caring team and dentist. My children have been patients for years, and they love Dr. Allen and everyone in the office!
5 out of 5
August 27, 2021
The Yonder app for children was a huge help for my toddler. He was excited to see the character in the dentist's office and to know that he would get a prize at the end of his visit. The TV with a show on it was also very helpful. The providers explained everything clearly so he knew what to expect and they were gentle with him when he was uncomfortable.
5 out of 5
July 16, 2021
Kind, gentle, and showed sympathy
5 out of 5
July 15, 2021
We love Dr. Allen, we think she is the best in the biz- has the best 'bed side' manor, helps us stay informed on our children's teeth and we appreciate her calm informed demeanor.
5 out of 5
July 15, 2021
We love Dr. Allen, we think she is the best in the biz- has the best 'bed side' manor, helps us stay informed on our children's teeth and we appreciate her calm informed demeanor.
5 out of 5
May 18, 2021
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5 out of 5
May 1, 2021
we are very happy with Dr Allen and staff in Edina. Our 5 year old actually says, "I can't wait to go to the dentist again." Would highly recommend.
5 out of 5
April 30, 2021
Dr. Allen rocks!
5 out of 5
February 23, 2021
Dr. Allen is very patient, knowledgeable, and thorough. I called twice with questions and she couldn't have been more patient.
3.5 out of 5
September 30, 2020
Only spoke about the Rx for toothpaste and the start of a possible cavity. Wanted to hear more about the xrays taken and my child's overall teeth health and how we support continued good dental health at home. Dr. Allen was kind enough to return when I asked her to come back in as I wanted to ask a couple of questions. In the future would prefer more discussion with my child present on the importance of dental care and what we can expect - ie loose teeth, braces needed etc going forward. The exam was great, just no talk of xrays taken, or of the future and what to be doing between now and next check up other than rinse and use an Rx toothpaste.
5 out of 5
September 25, 2020
Everyone was so kind and patient and careful with our son and I so appreciate it. From Dr. Allen letting him see and touch each of the tools to the hygienist soothing him and rubbing his forehead while he got used to having the nitrous mask on. It was clear to me that these women cared about my nervous, hesitant kiddo.
5 out of 5
September 18, 2020
Dr. Allen is wonderful and always talks through different options for treatment with us. She gives us her recommendation, but ultimately gives us the final decision.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2020
Dr. Allen spent a lot of time explaining what she was doing and what she saw.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2020
Dr Allen was extremely gracious, patient and constructive in explaining that my son's sudden intense tooth pain was due to his permanent teeth coming in. She gave useful advice about what we can do (and not do) to help prepare him for losing his first tooth.
5 out of 5
March 13, 2020
Dr. Allen is the best and my son is comfortable with her and her staff.
5 out of 5
March 11, 2020
Everything was perfect and Dr. even took the time to write the options for treatment in paper.
5 out of 5
February 12, 2020
My 6yo has to get numb and Dr. Amanda did a very good job with keeping my child calm as well as her assistant.
5 out of 5
January 13, 2020
We travel 45 minutes to see Dr. Allen and staff at this clinic. I wouldn't otherwise if I did not appreciate and trust this clinic and staff.
5 out of 5
December 12, 2019
Dr. Allen is wonderful and has a great personality to deal with both the kids and the parents.
5 out of 5
November 14, 2019
Dr. Allen is wonderful. I cannot say enough great things about this practice
4.8 out of 5
September 6, 2019
Excellent doctor with a nice calm demeanor.
5 out of 5
August 29, 2019
The team did a great job getting me back promptly for the appointment. They started the appointment with positive comments that helped my child understand the importance of good oral hygiene. In the past my child has struggled with brushing and flossing. The team and Dr. Allen have shown him techniques that he was able to implement in his daily routine that led to a positive check up.
5 out of 5
August 29, 2019
My child has sever anxiety and the staff made her feel comfortable and at ease. They walked her through the appointment step by step. She left the appointment feeling accomplished thanks to the encouragement from Dr. Allen and the team.
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
My daughter was very scared during her appointment. The RDH, and Dr. Allen were so patient and kind.
5 out of 5
June 27, 2019
Dr Allen was amazing, and so was her assistant.
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 wonderful!
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 6, 2019
Dr. Allen is tremendous. I wish she were my dentist (says the father)!
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 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 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.