Dr. Allen is a native Oregonian. He grew up on a 600-acre farm in rural St. Paul, Oregon with his parents and four siblings. He served a two-year mission for his church in Arizona and through that experience gained a love of service for his community. After returning home, he met his bride, Melissa, and they were married in 1997. Dr. Allen attended Portland State University and graduated in 2005 with a Bachelor’s degree in General Science. He then moved across the country and attended Tufts University of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2009. Dr. Allen currently serves on the La Pine Advisory Group Board which aims to resolve our local health issues while working to bridge La Pine’s dental, medical and mental health community. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Oregon Dental Association and Central Oregon Dental Association. Dr. Allen and Melissa’s greatest joy are their two children, Michael and Megan. Michael is currently living in Salt Lake City attending the University of Utah. Megan works for the practice supporting our staff and patients and attends the transitional program at La Pine High School. Dr. Allen loves living and working in the amazing city of La Pine. He enjoys collecting rare coins and Star Wars memorabilia. On his days off you may find him fishing, camping, exploring or restoring his 1950’s Ford truck.