Meet dr. allen

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     Paul S. Allen, DMD, JD, a native of Passaic, New Jersey, received his undergraduate degree at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ. He then earned his dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, MA. In 1975. Following dental school he went to Baltimore, MD to do an internship and residency in Oral Surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital. An employment opportunity brought him to Harrisburg where he eventually started his own private practice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. In 1990, Dr. Allen had the opportunity to attend Widener Law School at night, earning his law degree and passing the bar in 1994. He continues to practice Oral Surgery full time.

     In addition to the routine procedures in the specialty, Dr. Allen is skilled in Esthetic and Facial Procedures. He is certified in the use of such products as: Botox®, Radiesse®, Restylane® and the use of the Fraxel® Laser. He also enjoys treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with surgery and/or oral appliances.

     Outside of private practice, Dr. Allen is involved in many professional and civic societies. These include:                                                                                            • Board Certified by American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons                                                                                                                                                                        • Board Certified by the National Dental Board of Anesthesia                                                                                                                                                                                              • American Dental Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        •American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial  Surgeons                                                                                                                                                                                                     • American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons                                                                                                                                                                                                             • Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons- executive board                                                                                                                                                               • Pennsylvania Dental Society- former delegate                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Mid-Atlantic Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Central Pennsylvania Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons- former president                                                                                                                                            • Harrisburg Area Dental Society- former President                                                                                                                                                                                                                   • Academy of Osseointegration- dental implants                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association                                                                                                                                                                                                                       • Physician advisor for Keystone Peer Review, Highmark Blue Shield, United Concordia Dental                                                                                                                     • Served on Central Dauphin School Board

      In his spare time, Dr. Allen enjoys football, playing golf, reading and traveling. He and his wife, Julie have three grown  daughters and four grandchildren.  Their youngest and only son, Michael, unexpectedly passed away in July 2013, one month short of staring his senior year at Penn State.  Dr. Allen and Julie sponsor a scholarship at Penn State in honor and memory of their son, see www.forevermissingmikey.com for information.