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Education:
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine (2002), University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Doctor of Medicine (2006), Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Certificate Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2008), Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota
  • Certificate in Orthodontics (2012), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • M.S. Dentistry (2012), University of Minnesota School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Professional Activities
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
Publications

Allen BE, Van Ess J, Gladwell M, Rieck KL, Carr A: The Success Rate of the Nobel Biocare Mark III TiUnite Dental Implant System. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology and Endodontics 106:e19, 2008.

Allen BE, Greenwell H, Drisko CH, Scheetz JP: The Prevalence of Hypertension in Periodontitis Patients Over Age 60. Journal of Dental Research 80S:381, 2001.

Verified Patient Reviews

4.6 out of 5 (170 Reviews) (9 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
February 26, 2019
Dr. Allen was great. Seemed genuinely to care and actively listened to any concerns/questions I had.
5 out of 5
February 20, 2019
Allen is a very good doctor. He made me feel reinsured and talked in depth about my problem. He explained very well and in detail. I felt very confident and comfortable with his work and the plan he has for me. He's very professional but keeps it real with you at the same time. I felt very satisfied after my consultation appointment, especially after coming from a clinic I didn't feel confident or comfortable with. That's why I'm switching to the Dental Specialists clinic.
5 out of 5
January 23, 2019
he is fantastic! he and the assistants made me feel very comfortable and involved in the process. all of my questions were answered above and beyond what I expected. I'm so glad I was referred to Dr. Allen
5 out of 5
January 21, 2019
appreciated the way Dr. and staff interacted with my daughter caring and sensitive with her feelings
2 out of 5
January 7, 2019
always seems rushed, doesn't ask if I have any questions or concerns and is gone by the time my chair is raised back upright. Fast food type service.
3 out of 5
January 1, 2019
I myself am in the dental induuand work on cases daily. I feel my needs and his understanding of what those are do not align. We have been working on correcting the angle of number 8 for about six months and it seems to be going in the opposite direction. Even when we talked about the long axis of tooth being rotated, I feel we did not understand each other.
5 out of 5
October 25, 2018
very friendly, very informative
2.5 out of 5
October 23, 2018
Hardly spent time with me. All I needed was a glue spot on back of 1 tooth to repair existing permanent retainer.
5 out of 5
August 30, 2018
Our contact with Dr. Allen has been uniformly positive.
3.4 out of 5
June 24, 2018
Always seems rushed and visits are very brief
5 out of 5
March 23, 2018
Awesome interaction
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