Associate Matching: Carolyn Allen

Carolyn Allen

5154 SW 9th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32607
Email: CAllen@dental.ufl.edu

Hometown Preferred Practice Location: First Choice Second Choice Third Choice
Valdosta Gainesville and surrounding areas, FL , ,

Education

  • DMD, Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry
  • BS, Biology, Valdosta State University

Biographical Information

I was born and raised in Valdosta, GA. During high school, I started assisting at a local dental office. This is where I developed my passion for dentistry. The patient interaction drew me in at first. I love to talk. Entertaining and calming patients came naturally to me. As I was exposed to more procedures and different aspects of dentistry, I grew to enjoy it and decided that this career fit me perfectly. I continued to work as an assistant and eventually office manager throughout college. During this time I met my husband, Garrett. We were engaged shortly after I graduated, and we then moved to Gainesville so I could start my dental education at University of Florida College of Dentistry. UF is the closest dental school to my family and Garrett’s. It means a lot to both of us to only be an hour and a half away from home.

Short Term Practice Goals

I am now in my fourth and last year of dental school at the University of Florida College of Dentistry. My graduation date is May 19, 2016 and I plan on practicing as a general dentist. My husband and I have grown to love the Gainesville. He is an accountant at a local firm here. I look forward to practicing in or around the Gainesville area. I feel I can provide outstanding dental services to this community.

Long Term Practice Goals

I would like become owner or part-owner in a privately owned dental practice. I plan on building rapport with my patients, staff, and community. I want to continually build upon the foundations that UFCD has provided me through CE and mentorship.

Practice Opportunity

  • Associateship with ownership short term
  • Employee without ownership