Meet our Dentists
Meet our Team of Skilled and Dedicated Dentists
The doctors at Allen Dental Associates know that each patient is unique and they strive to offer the most innovative dental solutions to meet the individual needs and lifestyles of all our patients, no matter their age.
Dr. Craig M. Allen, DMD
Craig M. Allen is a native of Braintree and graduated from Braintree High in 1986. He then attended Syracuse University and received his B.A. in Economics in 1990. He went to Boston University Goldman School of Graduate Dentistry where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 1995. He joined his father’s practice in 1995 and today continues the tradition of over 90 years of family dentistry. Currently, he lectures nationally on dental implant restorations.
Dr. Lauren Handwerk, DMD
Lauren Handwerk is a native of Braintree and graduated from Braintree High in 1995. She then obtained her B.S. degree from Boston College in 1999 and went on to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine where she received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2003. While attending Tufts, she was a member of the Smile Squad Community Outreach Program and Alpha Omega Fraternity. In August of 2003, Dr. Handwerk united with us to continue over 90 years of family dentistry.
Dr. Jennifer Allen, DMD
Jennifer Allen is a native of Norwell and graduated from Norwell High School in 2006. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Providence College in 2010. She then went on to Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where she graduated magna cum laude, and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2014. In May of 2014 she was also presented with recognition for “Outstanding Achievement in Operative Dentistry” as well as “The Department of General Dentistry Excellence in Occlusion Award”.
Dr. Lyle Smith, DMD
Lyle Smith is a native of Stoughton and graduated from Stoughton High School in 2007. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science from Boston University in 2011. Lyle then went on to Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2015 and was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Dental National Honor Society). Following dental school Lyle did a one year general practice residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, MD. Lyle has received recognition for “Outstanding Achievement in Fixed Prosthodontics”, as well as the American College of Dentists National Brassler Award, the Spencer N. Frankl Award, and the Twiness Society Award.
Maryanne Knasas Irwin, DMD – Endodontist
By using state of the art technology, root canal therapy can often preserve a damaged tooth that would otherwise require extraction. I enjoy educating patients to have realistic expectations of what root canal therapy involves, while providing treatment that is skilled, compassionate, and pain free in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Education and Experience
- Bachelor of Science in Biology – Boston College
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- General Practice Residency – Veterans Administration, West Palm Beach, FL
- Specialty certificate in Endodontics – Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
- American Dental Association
- Massachusetts Dental Society
- American Association of Endodontists
- Board Certified Diplomate – American Board of Endodontics
Michelle Whelan, DMD
Dr. Michelle Whalen grew up in Canton and graduated from Canton High School in 2011. She went on to major in Biology at the University of Connecticut and graduated in 2015. Michelle attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Honor Society, graduated Cum Laude, and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in the spring of 2019.
Isabel McQuattie, DMD
Dr. Isabel McQuattie is a graduate of Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. McQuattie received her Certification in Orthodontics and a Master of Science in Dental Research from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. McQuattie attended dental school in her home country of Venezuela at the Universidad Santa Maria. Dr. McQuattie is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Association for Orthodontics. Dr. McQuattie speaks English and Spanish.
David Goldberg, DMD
Dr. David Goldberg is the Director of Periodontics at Gentle Dental. A member of Gentle Dental for over 25 years, Dr. Goldberg is a graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed his Periodontal Residency at the Boston University Goldman School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Goldberg strives to give every patient the best opportunity for dental health and is an advocate for the link between dental health and overall health. When he’s not practicing, Dr. Goldberg is a chronic runner and has enjoyed running in multiple 5k and half marathon events year-round.