Our History

With over 90 years of service in Braintree, we have had some great achievements along the way. The 4th generation of Allen dentists are currently treating patients in the practice and we honor our legacy and tradition every day. It has been our pleasure to provide dental care to patients for the past 90 years and look forward to many more years of care.  

  • Albert J. Allen, Sr., D.M.D., starts the family tradition of providing personal family dentistry to our neighbors on the South Shore.


  • Albert J. Allen, Jr., DDS joins his father at the practice.


  • Craig M. Allen, D.M.D., joins the family practice.


  • Lauren Handwerk, D.M.D., joins the practice.


  • Jennifer Allen, D.M.D. is welcomed making her the 4th generation of Allens to join the team, complementing our practice of over 90 years of family history.


  • Dr. Lyle Smith, D.M.D., joins the practice.


  • Dr. Whelan joins the practice.


  • Partnership with 42 North Dental begins.


  • Dr. Goldberg-Periodontist, Dr. Irwin-Endodontist, and Dr. McQuattie-Orthodontist join the practice allowing Allen Dental Associates to offer a full line of dental and dental specialist services in one location.


Celebrating Over 90 Years of Family History

Founded by Dr. Albert Allen, Sr. in 1929, the family tradition of providing personal family dentistry to our neighbors on the South Shore began. Dr. Albert Allen, Jr. joined his father in 1964, and in 1995 Dr. Craig Allen joined the practice. In 2003, Dr. Lauren Handwerk united with our practice and brought great skill and energy. We welcomed the 4th generation of Allens to the team in 2014 with the addition of  Dr. Jennifer Allen in August 2014, adding to our practices 90+ year of family legacy.

Doctor Albert J. Allen – Founder – Deceased
Doctor Albert J. Allen graduated from the Tufts School of Dental Medicine in 1929. He opened his dental office in South Braintree, where he continued to practice for 42 years. His accomplishments include being the former chairman of the South Shore District Dental Society and a clinical instructor at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. He was also a trustee of the Mass Dental Society (MDS), a member of The American Dental Society (ADA), the MDS, the South Shore District Dental Society, and the Fellow International College of Dentists (FICD).

Doctor Albert J. Allen, Jr. – Deceased
Albert J. Allen Jr. was a native of Braintree and attended Braintree schools. He continued his education at Tufts University and in 1962 received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine. He then joined the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Lieutenant and became a dental officer attached to the Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Isle at Beaufort Naval Hospital, South Carolina, from 1962 to 1964. He then joined his father’s dental practice in 1964. During the 1980s, Dr. Allen was also a Lieutenant Colonel with the United States Army National Guard.

(781) 843-1072

382 Grove Street
Braintree, MA 02184

Mon: 7am – 6 pm
Tues: 7am – 7 pm
Wed: 7am – 6 pm
Thurs: 7am – 8 pm
Fri: 8:30am – 3:30 pm
Sat: 8:00am – 2:00 pm Every Other

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