• 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


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

4.7 out of 5 (247 Reviews) (45 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 18, 2021
He was also very nice and explained everything very well!
5 out of 5
July 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Allen and his staff. :)
5 out of 5
July 3, 2021
Dr Ben Allen-I can't rave enough about his skill, professionalism, and demeanor!
2.5 out of 5
June 15, 2021
Impactful steps of the treatment plan had not been fully explained. One extraction discussed as a possibility became two extractions necessary to the plan.
5 out of 5
June 8, 2021
Dr Allan was very kind and gentle and had a thoughtful approach to explaining the treatment.
5 out of 5
June 8, 2021
Answered all my questions and gave me the most economical option first and left open the possibility of another option if this did not work. Was very thorough.
5 out of 5
May 19, 2021
Dr. Allen and the dental assistant were both really patient and thorough. They were both friendly and took the time to answer my (many) questions. They both interacted really well with my daughter. She actually enjoyed it so much she did not want to leave.
5 out of 5
April 24, 2021
We love Dr. Allen! Always thorough and a good sense of humor.
5 out of 5
April 13, 2021
Very happy with everything!
5 out of 5
January 6, 2021
Excellent explanation of possible treatment plan.
5 out of 5
January 3, 2021
5 out of 5
December 30, 2020
This whole team makes sure all your questions are answered before you leave the office.
5 out of 5
December 21, 2020
Dr. Allen is kind and gentle. You can tell he really cares about his patients. Our while family loves him and his practice!
5 out of 5
December 17, 2020
Everyone was jovial, helpful, clear, answered all of my questions, and did not use jargon to explain things. Everything from the orthodontic exam to the payment process was very smooth.
5 out of 5
December 14, 2020
Dr Ben Allen was superb on every level
5 out of 5
September 28, 2020
Great Doctor. we love Dr Allen very professional,kind,smart the list goes on and on.
4.3 out of 5
September 20, 2020
Thorough, simplified explanation. I appreciated the orthodontist patiently answering all of my questions and telling me all treatment options.
5 out of 5
August 20, 2020
Dr. Allen did a great job explaining our options- Invisalign vs regular braces. He is very knowledgeable, and funny! We're SO glad our friend recommended him for our daughter.
5 out of 5
August 12, 2020
Heather and Dr Allen are excellent
5 out of 5
July 27, 2020
We LOVE Dr Allen and his team!!!!
5 out of 5
March 12, 2020
very nice people especially the lady that sit in the front I look for her name
5 out of 5
February 24, 2020
Dr. Allen is our second and final orthodontist. We appreciate the care that he and his staff offer. He takes his time and is very thorough in what he does.
5 out of 5
February 5, 2020
Dr. Ben Allen always does a good job of listening to any concerns about my alignment process. He's also great at explaining why and what he's doing. It has given me confidence of what to expect during the time between my next appointment.
5 out of 5
December 17, 2019
Awesome guy
5 out of 5
November 23, 2019
Dr. Allen is kind, patient, and really helpful with the questions I'm sure are minor - but he makes me feel like my questions are important. He is an exceptional caregiver.
5 out of 5
October 23, 2019
Very minimal treatment needed .Dr.Allen listened to my concerns.
5 out of 5
September 24, 2019
Was way better outcome than expected. Very helpful too
5 out of 5
September 19, 2019
Dr. Allen is the third orthodontist we have brought our child to. She had a consult with the first, brought in for a second opinion and started phase one with the second, and ended up going in for a consult with Dr. Allen and it was the best decision. y
5 out of 5
August 1, 2019
I'm very comfortable with the Orthodontist and the treatment plan designed to correct the problems identified with my teeth alignment.
5 out of 5
July 18, 2019
Dr. Allen was great anticipating the questions that we might have and answered very patiently.
5 out of 5
May 8, 2019
He's great.
5 out of 5
April 16, 2019
Dr. Allen has been extraordinary kind and interested in my treatment. He answers all my questions and has changed my treatment according to what I was hoping to achieve. He always takes time through his exams and makes sure everything is going right. He then explains if he is going to change something or what he is trying to achieve.
5 out of 5
April 13, 2019
very approachable, knowledgeable
5 out of 5
April 8, 2019
Excellent! I would recommend to anyone seeking orthodontic services!
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