Associate Matching: Carolyn Allen
5154 SW 9th Lane
Gainesville, FL 32607
|Hometown||Preferred Practice Location: First Choice||Second Choice||Third Choice|
|Valdosta||Gainesville and surrounding areas, FL||,||,|
- DMD, Dentistry, University of Florida College of Dentistry
- BS, Biology, Valdosta State University
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.
- Associateship with ownership short term
- Employee without ownership