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. 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.

Avina Paranjpe, BDS, MS, MSD, PhD

Avina Paranjpe, BDS, MS, MSD, PhD

Dr. Paranjpe is a specialist member of the AAE, is an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Dentistry Department of Endodontics and is in private practice here one day a week. Dr. Paranjpe graduated with her BDS from Mumbai University in 2000. After two years in private practice she obtained her Master’s degree as well as her PhD in Oral Biology and Immunology from UCLA in 2004 and 2007 respectively. She then earned her Masters of Science in Dentistry (MSD) and Certificate in Endodontics from the University of Washington Endodontic Program in 2009 after which she joined the faculty at the University of Washington. As faculty she teaches the dental students, the endodontic residents and conducts research.

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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. “Fun fact”: Jeanna is an avid scuba diver and recently had the honor of being an underwater videographer for the connection that created the longest underwater cave system in the world!

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Dace, dental assistant

Dace has been part of the U Village team since 2002. She’s originally from Latvia, where she had a career in nursing. Fortunately for us, she moved to the Seattle area and into the dental field. Dace and her husband are raising two children. “Fun fact”: Dace speaks three languages!

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Daniela, dental assistant

U Village Endo has been lucky to have Daniela as part of the practice for the last year. Our luck will only hold out for another year though; Dani plans to use the experience she has gained to enter a dental hygiene program. “Fun fact”: Dani just took her first trip to Japan!

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Holly, reception

Holly has helped us over the past few summers while she was in school and now we are happy to have her in our front office part time. “Fun fact”: Holly is a Seattle native; graduated RHS and is also a licensed cosmetologist!