Allen Orthodontics delivers patient-centered care to create a lifetime of beautifully confident smiles. Dr. Dan Allen and our team know your smile is important to you: it’s important to us, too, and we’d like to help you achieve a smile you love.
Your smile is the first thing people notice when they meet you. When your teeth are straight and healthy, you’re confident in your appearance and in every interaction. Orthodontic treatment will gently move your teeth into correct position, improving your oral health and delivering a smile that won’t stop!
Our practice that makes you our top priority: We work hard to understand your goals and concerns so Dr. Allen can create the best treatment approach for your needs. He combines leading-edge techniques, an artistic eye, and a focus on the long-term when developing your plan. We’ll review everything with you before starting treatment: We want you to make an educated decision about your new smile!
As an orthodontist, I believe that education, training, and experience are an extremely important part of being able to provide my patients with quality care that they can count on. I received a formal education in dentistry, as well as specialized education in orthodontics:
•Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) – University of Washington, 2000
•Certificate in Orthodontics – University of Illinois at Chicago 2003
•More than 30 additional hours of continuing education every year
I continue to expand my knowledge of orthodontics, the treatments and procedures, by participating in continuing education opportunities through several professional associations:
•Member American Association of Orthodontists
•Member American Dental Association
•Member El Paso District Dental Society
•Member Texas Dental Association
•Member Seattle Study Club
•Certified Invisalign® provider
•Orthodontics for all ages, including Invisalign, Revolution and Damon System self-ligating braces
I am originally from Ogden, Utah, and relocated to El Paso in 2007. I lived in Portgual for nearly two years and in the small island nation of Cape Verde for about three months. I speak the languages of both countries. Portuguese doesn't often come in handy in El Paso. But, I am so very proud to call El Paso home. I love the community I serve, the people I work with, and all that this wonderful city has to offer.
Outside of the practice, I enjoy spending time with my wife and our four beautiful daughters. I also like skiing, tennis, basketball, fishing, camping, and involvement in my church.
Sam Cortez – Since 2012 - Chairside Assistant
What my job entail - patient care with orthodontic treatment, placement of braces, adjustments, and emergency care.
My background in the dental field –Registered Dental Assistant
My favorite part of your job: is having the opportunity of seeing our patients walk in with a frown and being able to assist them in turning that frown upside down and leaving here
with an Awesome “Allen Smile.” It warms my heart that a patient can leave our office happy and wanting to smile.
Why I love working with Dr. Allen and the rest of the team? Our team is great to work with. It seems like we all have the same way of thinking when it comes to patient care. We all, including the Doctor treat our patients not as another number in our files but as family.
Some Personal Information about me: I am happily married and have two loving children. I love the outdoors and am big on sports. So when it comes down to having a conversation with our patients I have a lot to talk about. I consider myself an outgoing person and the one to always crack a joke. I love to see people happy and showing off their smile.
Diana Cadena – Since 2015 - Scheduling Coordinator/Front Desk
What my job entail - Answering phones, scheduler
My background in the dental field – Experience in general dentistry and orthodontic
My favorite part of your job: meeting new faces and getting to know our established patients
Why I love working with Dr. Allen and the rest of the team? From the beginning they make me feel welcomed and supported me in what I do.
Some Personal Information about me: I have two daughters, I am a Sunday School teacher for kids ages 6-8, and I enjoy participating in any activities for our church.
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Becky Chacon – since 2000 - Clinical Coordinator
What my job entail - Opening office, printing schedules, patient flow in clinical area, new patient’s records, monthly inventory, ordering for clinical area, receiving all merchandise sorting by areas. I schedule repairs, replacements, maintenance on clinical equipment. I am in charge of the uniform committee, oversee selection of colors and styles, placing order and picking up, distributing to employees.
My background in the dental field – I trained under Dr. Price (orthodontists for 40 years, and continue working with Dr. Allen. I have taken several courses in management and worked with Envisaging since 2002; I also have participated in several seminars and hands on training.
My favorite part of my job: when I see a patient’s attitude and self-esteem change for the best; when they feel good about SMILING.
Why I love working with Dr. Allen and the rest of the team? Because we are like family, we have huddle every morning, discuss how we can improve our patient’s visit. We always give the best customer care, we sometimes disagree, but we don’t let that affect our day. Always SMILE. Doctor Allen hires people of all ages, with different backgrounds, good spirit and moral character. That makes a good team.
Espie Castro – Since 2003 - Chairside assistant/Lab coordinator
What my job entail - Assisting Dr. Allen with all orthodontic procedures; taking dental x-rays; making in-house retainers and appliances; taking and pouring appliances impressions; working on patients; sending out models to outside labs.
My background in the dental field – I have a degree in Health Science of Dental Assisting; DANB Certified; RDA.
My favorite part of your job: seeing all the beautiful smiles created by Dr. Allen.
Why I love working with Dr. Allen and the rest of the team? We are a great group of co- workers who have the opportunity to work with a great doctor who makes us an awesome team in general.
Some personal information about me: I have been married to a wonderful and supportive man for the past 30 years. I have four wonderful children and I have been blessed with grandchildren. I ENJOY SPENDING ALL MY SPARE TIME WITH MY FAMILY.
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