Dr. Franklin Allen was born in the coastal North Carolina town of Wilmington, North Carolina and moved to Ogden, Utah for his Middle School and High School years. After graduating from Ogden High School, he attended the University of Utah to earn a bachelors degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Dr. Allen worked in the medical insurance industry while working to gain acceptance into Dental School.
During this time he met and married his wife Amber. Together they traveled to South Carolina where Dr. Allen completed his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following dental school he was accepted to complete a General Dentistry Residency at the Salt Lake VA hospital. In addition to serving our veterans, Dr. Allen practiced under the mentorship of some of the Salt Lake Valleys finest dental specialists.
Dr. Allen came into contact with Dr. David L. Christensen DDS, a Veteran and local dentist through contacts at the VA and was honored that Dr. Christensen allowed him to acquire his practice. Dr. Christensen saw his loyal patients as friends and family, and has passed this stewardship on. We look forward to providing caring and personal dentistry for your whole family.
Jessica West RDH is our hygienist. She graduated from Fortis Dental Hygiene Program. Jess loves cross fit and is an avid athlete. She loves skiing in the winter and vacationing in Newport in the summer. Family is important to her. She knows how to play hard and work hard.
Jessica Shumway is one of our assistants. She is currently working and preparing for hygiene school at Weber State. She is an avid runner, enjoys camping and loves to travel.
Bailey Deluca is our hygiene assistant. Graduated from Valley High School and then Academy of Dental Careers; dental assisting. Bailey has a beautiful 1 year old baby girl. Bailey’s favorite vacation is to go on a “Red Neck Road Trip” with her family!
Tiffany Comerford is our office manager. She graduated from SLCC with her Culinary Arts Degree and from the U of U with her Family Consumer Studies Degree. When not at the office she enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs.