MEET OUR DENTISTS AND TEAM
Jeffrey F. Allen, DDS
Dr. Allen grew up in eastern Iowa and graduated from Augustana College in Illinois with a degree in biology. He then earned his doctorate of dental science from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry in 1987.
Dr. Allen and his wife, Paula, moved to Des Moines, IA, where he worked in a group practice and she worked in management for the renowned department store, Von Maur. The 9 years they spent in Des Moines allowed Dr. Allen to gain valuable dental experience and establish good working relationships with several specialists.
Dr. and Mrs. Allen moved to Pella in 1996, where Dr. Allen opened his family dentistry office in a historic building downtown on the square. In 2003, the building was completely renovated and expanded to accommodate the growing practice. In addition to his private practice in Pella, Dr. Allen serves as an adjunct faculty member helping senior dental students in the Department of Family Dentistry at the University of Iowa.
The Allens participate in many community events and activities, and support the community, its schools, and local non-profit organizations. Their daughter, Katie, was involved in tennis and dance throughout her high school and college years.
Dr. Allen enjoys all aspects of dentistry, especially incorporating new technology and materials into his daily patient care. He feels fortunate to be in a profession in which he can help people enjoy a higher quality of life by providing exceptional dental care. He is proud to keep a warm and friendly atmosphere in his office so that his patients feel welcome and well cared-for.
In their free time, Dr. Allen and his wife enjoy exercising, hiking, playing tennis, biking, playing cards with friends, watching movies, and traveling.
Denise E. Neumann, DDS
Dr. Denise Neumann was born and raised in Iowa Falls, Iowa. As a young adult, a family friend and dentist gave her the opportunity to work in his dental office during high school. This experience introduced Dr. Neumann to her lifelong passion for dentistry. She attended Wartburg College, and graduated cum laude with a degree in biology in 1998. She then attended the University Of Iowa College Of Dentistry and earned a doctorate of dental science degree in 2002.
Dr. Neumann and her husband, David, moved to Oskaloosa, Iowa in 2002, following a career opportunity for her husband at Cargill. David also has a degree from Wartburg College in biology and chemistry. He works in management at the Cargill plant in Eddyville, Iowa.
Dr. Neumann has been an associate dentist since 2002 in Oskaloosa and Knoxville, Iowa. Those experiences allowed her to increase her dental expertise, and the time spent was invaluable for learning the methods of ensuring gentle patient care.
When not seeing patients, Dr. Neumann serves as a dental consultant for Principal Financial Group in Des Moines, Iowa, which allows her to help with another aspect of the dental profession.
The Neumann family moved to Pella in 2007. They have 2 children, Zack and Lizzie, and feel blessed to live in an area that has many wonderful people and outdoor activities to enjoy. Dr. Neumann and her husband enjoy supporting their children during their extracurricular activities. Together as a family they love spending time boating, vacationing, attending church functions, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Dr. Neumann is truly passionate about the dental profession and enjoys treating patients of all ages. Dr. Neumann continues to increase her knowledge by completing continuing education classes in both esthetic dentistry and Invisalign®.
Misti was a dental assistant for 5 years prior to attending school at DMACC, where she studied to become a dental hygienist. She enjoys helping her patients understand the importance of healthy smiles, as well as how to establish and maintain optimal oral health. Misti and her husband live in Montezuma, IA, with their son and daughter. Most of their free time is spent enjoying their children, and attending social activities.
Lindsay joined the Allen Family Dentistry team after earning her dental assisting degree from DMACC in 2010. In addition to assisting Dr. Allen and Dr. Neuman in the treatment rooms, Lindsay provides excellent patient service at the front desk. Lindsay lives in Knoxville, IA, with her family. When she’s away from the office, Lindsay enjoys shopping, spending time with her family, and watching the Sprint Car Races at the Knoxville Raceway.
As a receptionist, Shari’s days are filled with scheduling appointments and assisting patients with insurance and billing. She has been a registered dental assistant since 2000. Shari and her husband, Don, have one daughter, and live on acreage just south of Knoxville, IA. In her free time, Shari enjoys traveling, shopping, listening to music, and spending time with her friends and family.
After 10 years of experience as a receptionist and dental assistant, Tracey became a hygienist in 2007. She is married to her high school sweetheart, and they have 3 daughters. In their free time, Tracey and her family raise llamas, attend family sporting events, and often spend weekends at the lake.
Born and raised in Pella, IA, Lacey began her dental assisting career in 2008. Her favorite part of her job is getting to know the patients. When not at work, she spends time with her family and their two wiener dogs, Lilly and CoCo. On Saturdays in the fall, you will find them cheering on the Iowa Hawkeye football team in Iowa City.
Amy graduated from Western Iowa Tech in 2014. She is a Registered Dental Assistant and a DANB Registered Dental Assistant. She is also a member of the American Dental Association. She joined our team in 2015 and loves meeting new people and helping them obtain a healthy and beautiful smile. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her son Max, walking in the park and playing baseball with him.
“Everything happens for a reason.”
Jessica graduated from Indian Hills Community College in 2016 with a degree in Dental Assisting. She joined our practice in 2017 and is a DANB Certified Dental Assistant. She was awarded the Spring Queen of the Festival from 2014-2017. She loves seeing her patients’ smiling faces and how happy they are about their new appearance. Outside of the office she enjoys reading.
“If you can’t stop thinking about, don’t stop working for it.”
Emily graduated from DMACC in 2017. She is a Registered Dental Hygienist with certifications in local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienist Association and has volunteered with Imom and Special Smiles. She loves helping patients feel comfortable and relaxed, and she looks forward to making a difference in their lives and in their health. Outside of the office, she enjoys DIY projects, reading, and being outdoors.
Come Visit Our Team
We’re here to help you enjoy a lifetime of beautiful, healthy smiles by helping you take control of your oral health care. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Allen or Dr. Neumann, call our dental office in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.