Our Practice


We are proud to receive referrals from primary-care dentists across the Seattle area. Patients with endodontic concerns are also welcome to contact us directly, at 206-523-7229. As a single-practitioner office, we maintain flexible hours, serve patients with emergency needs and accept many insurance plans. Call us to learn more.

courtenay allen, dds, msd

Dr. Allen is a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontics.

Courtenay Allen, DDS MSD

Dr. Allen, a specialist member of the American Association of Endodontists, opened her practice here in 1997. Today, in addition to serving patients through her practice, Dr. Allen also serves as part-time faculty at the University of Washington (UW) School of Dentistry’s department of endodontics, recognized as one of the premier programs in the nation. She also has guided students and residents at Swedish Medical Center’s dental residence program.

Dr. Allen completed her pre-doctoral studies at the University of Maryland with a degree in microbiology, and graduated Magna Cum Laude from dental school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. She completed her hospital-based general practice residency at UW, seeing patients at the University of Washington Medical Center, the Seattle/Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Health Care System, at Seattle Children’s Hospital and at Harborview Medical Center. She continued specialized graduate studies at UW, earning a combined Certificate in Endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry, in an extended program of training and research.

She stays current on techniques and technology through her teaching and with continuing dental education programs and affiliations with the American Dental Association, the American Association of Endodontists, the Washington State Dental Association, the Seattle King County Dental Association and the Washington State Association of Endodontists.

uvillage endodontics staff

Our team has worked together since 1999.

Melissa, Dace and Jeanna

JEANNA, office manager
Jeanna has worked with Dr. Allen since the practice opened in 1997. She takes pride in working with a group of colleagues who provide excellent specialized dentistry in a comfortable, caring environment. Jeanna also enjoys her time away from the office – much of which is spent underwater. She is an avid diver, dive instructor and underwater photographer.

DACE and MELISSA, dental assistants
Dace has been part of the U Village team since 2002. She’s originally from Latvia, where she had a career in nursing. Luckily for us, she moved to the Seattle area and into the dental field. Dace and her husband are raising two children. Melissa began working with Dr. Allen in 1999. When Melissa is not working with patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and especially attending her two sons’ many sporting events.