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Dr. Marc Allen

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Dr. Marc Allen

Dr. Allen has been practicing in the Charlotte area since 1999. He grew up in cities in both North and South Carolina, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Shawna and their two daughters when he isn’t working.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. UNC Chapel Hill was also where Dr. Allen served as the National Vice President of American Association for Dental Research and the International Association for Dental Research's National Student Research Group. He even wrote the software for the AADR-IADR NSRD's first website as Vice President in 1999. While in school, Dr. Allen was on the UNC Craniofacial & Cleft Palate Team. This led to his internship at the Lancaster Cleft Lip and Palate Clinic in Lancaster, PA and his internship at The University of Manchester, Manchester UK in the orthodontic program.  Dr. Allen also trained fellow students in their quest to provide the best care possible to orphans at the Nuestros Pequeños Hermanos in Miacatlán, Morelos Mexico. Dr. Allen completed his training in orthodontics with a Post-Doctoral Masters of Science in Craniofacial Anomalies and Distraction Osteogenesis with the Oral Surgery and Plastic Surgery department at the University of Texas. Following his two-year residency, he also received highly specialized training at Roth Williams International where he completed coursework in functional Inclusion.

Dr. Allen firmly believes that you never stop learning, and continues to further his knowledge in the field of orthodontics through his participation in a variety of continuing education programs. For the last two years, he has participated in an ongoing continuing education program through Spear Education. This specialized training involves courses in facially generated treatment planning, as well as interdisciplinary treatment planning. Dr. Allen has completed the Arnett's Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery seminar on facial reconstruction, basic concepts of care, treatment planning, and successful orthodontics and surgical techniques led by renowned expert, Dr. G. William Arnett. Dr. Allen is constantly working to be on the cutting edge of current orthodontic techniques. He is dedicated to providing his patients with the best possible care and continues to take numerous advanced courses in orthodontics, facial esthetics, surgical orthodontics, interceptive child treatment protocols, teen braces and Invisalign for both adults and teens.

Dr. Marc Allen is the FIRST GreenDOC Certified Orthodontist in North Carolina to be recognized by The ECO-Dentistry Association. Dr. Allen received the International Association's LEADERSHIP AWARD in MAY 2013 for his pioneer approach to delivering orthodontic care in a completely green and sustainably responsible environment within his office. Marc Allen Orthodontics is the second orthodontic office in the World to receive this GOLD certificate recognizing their excellence in providing the ultimate orthodontic environmentally conscience care. 

Area dentists and specialists in both Mecklenburg and Iredell counties have recognized Dr. Allen’s expertise and experience annually from 2007 to 2012 by nominating him as a “Top Dentist” in Charlotte Magazine’s Top Dentists issue.

Awards and Accolades

  • Top Premier Invisalign® Providers in the region
  • Published in the American Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Published in the Journal of Dental Research
  • Charlotte Magazine’s top Dentists from 2007-2013
  • Graduate of Roth Williams International Center of Functional Occlusion
  • Attends ongoing Spear continuing education classes
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society
  • First recipient of the Outstanding Orthodontic Resident at University of Texas
  • Past Director, Charlotte Dental Society
  • Past Treasurer, Charlotte Dental Society
  • Completion of first stage in board certification process for The American Board of Orthodontics
  • 2012 Top Orthodontist Award for Top 50 Orthodontists in America
  • 2012 Silver ADDY Award  with Pinckney Marketing in Consumer or Trade Publication
  • 2013 Charter GOLD Certificate Award in ECO-Dentistry
  • 2013 Leadership Award in ECO-Dentistry at the Inaugural Sundance Robert Redford Conference
  • 2013 Top Orthodontist Award for Top 50 Orthodontists in America
  • 2014 Silver Award by Certified Green America Certified Businesses
  • 2014 Voted Best Orthodontist by Moms of Charlotte, NC as reported by CharlotteSmartyPants.com


  • Spear Study Club
  • Spear Education
  • World Federation of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontics
  • Texas Dental Society
  • North Carolina Association of Orthodontists
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Charlotte Dental Society
  • Queen City Study Club
  • American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association
  • Arnett Orthognathic Study Club
Dr. Marc Allen

Who knew a love for legos, trains, music, pencils and paper would end up the training ground for an orthodontist.

- Dr. Marc Allen

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