About Our Office
Our office is located in the city, in the historic Italian neighborhood The Hill. This is a convenient location close to downtown and many South City neighborhoods. We’re a smaller dental office that strives to provide a more personalized, unhurried dental experience in a warm and friendly atmosphere, making you feel at home and comfortable. Have you ever been to a dental office where you felt more like a time slot, a body in the chair, and less like a real person? We like to think of ourselves as “the neighborhood dentist” and want to take the time to get to know our patients, not just treat their teeth.
Dr. Allen is a 2000 graduate of Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Since graduating from dental school, he has received additional training in cosmetic dentistry and clear aligner therapy (ClearCorrect). He also is continually taking courses to keep up on the latest in dental procedures, materials and technology.
Dr. Allen lives in the city and enjoys riding his bicycle to work whenever he can. He also likes hiking and spending time outdoors with his two daughters, playing pinball, and looking for new restaurants to try out. Dr. Allen’s calm nature and gentle touch help put patients at ease and feel comfortable while they are in his care.
Our Treatment Philosophy
What is the easiest way to fix something? Don’t allow it to break in the first place! That is the philosophy behind preventative dentistry. Every big cavity started out as a very small one. Each case of periodontal (gum) disease started out as a little bit of bleeding gums. That is why Dr. Allen believes in regular dental checkups to address problems while they are still small, using minimally invasive restorations and preventative methods. This heads off small problems before they turn into big (and expensive or painful) problems. Don’t wait until it hurts!
Microscope Enhanced Dentistry
Dr. Allen believes in providing the best possible dental care and investing in the tools to make that possible. He is one of a very small number of dentists utilizing microscope enhanced dentistry.
Why a microscope? Well, teeth are pretty small! Most of dentistry could be considered micro-surgery, working on the scales of millimeters, tenths of millimeters, and smaller. The dental microscope lets Dr. Allen see at magnifications not possible with the naked eye. This enhanced vision makes the delivery of precision dentistry possible, and allows for the diagnosis of potential problems that might be overlooked otherwise. Dr. Allen’s dedication to excellence is why he chose to make this technology a part of his dental practice.
We are a full-service dental office, able to take care of all of your treatment needs. Whether it is just a simple cleaning and checkup or a complete smile makeover, Dr. Allen and his staff have the expertise to give you a healthy, beautiful smile.
- Porcelain Veneers
- Digital X-rays
- Tooth Whitening