Trevor’s Fun Facts About Dr. Allen

Our favorite future patient is back with a whole list of fun facts about Dr. Marc Allen. Take it away, Trevor!

  1. Finishes all patients with permanent retainers & full occlusal adjustments
  2. Loves treating children and adults
  3. Dedicated Dad to two girls and husband to a wonderful wife!
  4. Favorite TV shows growing up: Dukes of Hazard, 6 Million Dollar Man, The A Team, Land of the Lost, and now, The Good Wife and Chicago PD & Fire
  5. Relates with “why me” growing up in Gastonia, Raleigh, Hickory, Lancaster, Kershaw, Spartanburg
  6. 8 years UNC-Chapel Hill with Bachelors in Psychology, Magna Cum Laude,
  7. Letters of recommendation into orthodontics from Dr. William Proffit, the “Godfather” of Orthodontics, Dr. Gunvor Semb, Department Chair of Orthodontics, Oslo, Norway, and Dr. Tim Wright, past Department Chair of UNC Pediatrics
  8. Chapel Hill Undergraduate Thesis: Evolution vs. Creationism – a Christian’s struggle
  9. Played guitar for Young Life in High school
  10. Once a YMCA camp counselor
  11. Phi Beta Kappa
  12. Sigma Chi Fraternity; Scholarship Chairman
  13. Plays guitar, piano, recorder, trumpet, and whatever else isn’t taken
  14. Raced BMX at the hornet’s nest in Charlotte growing up
  15. Two years University of Texas Orthodontics – 1st Recipient of the Outstanding Senior Resident Award
  16. Masters of Science Degree in Craniofacial Anomolies and Dentofacial-Orthopedics
  17. 2 years additional study at The Roth Center of Functional Occlusion and Adult Orthodontics
  18. Published in peer reviewed orthodontic journal
  19. 5 marathons with PR 3:16
  20. Southwestern Company Award for Persistence
  21. Been known to sing on stage at age 10 for his school and with Jewel at age 35…neither invited him back
  22. 4 years on The Charlotte Dental Society Board of Directors, Treasurer & Secretary
  23. Built and sold half/full U-Pipes for BMX trick ramping growing up
  24. Worked with the Indian Health Service, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Shiprock, NM
  25. Cleft Lip & Palate Studies at The University of Manchester, UK
  26. What he’d be if things were different: Stephen Witch Boss
  27. Dentist volunteer in Mexico City & Child Orphanage, Miacatlan, Mexico
  28. 14 years of clinical practice with emphasis on interdisciplinary diagnosis and treatment planning
  29. Was on a knee scooter for 14 months as an orthodontist.
  30. Favorite automobile: Defender 90
  31. Tore all ligaments and muscles holding the left thumb on while break dancing on stage with full-size Abby Cadabby & Elmo at a Sesame Street Camp -maintains 100% function of his left thumb & hand through dedicated rehab
  32. Mentoring & Study Club with Graduates of Pankey & Dawson & Spear Advanced Dental Program for 14 years
  33. 3-form International Design Contest Award Winner for home design
  34. 10 year Make-A-Wish Foundation Donor & Supporter
  35. One of his Favorite quotes – Albert Einstein…..”if you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
  36. Walked on the Grammy red carpet with Herbie Hancock & Usher, John Legend & Terry Hatcher – he sat and watched himself over and over on the E channel for the following 2 weeks
  37. Started a recycling business in High School with local industry enabling the purchase of his first car, Porsche 914
  38. Dr. Allen is taller than Ryan Seacrest
  39. 14 years nominated Top Dentist
  40. Inaugural Top 50 Orthodontists in America
  41. Wedding song….Love will keep us alive
  42. Continuing Education in General and Interdisciplinary dental care with Frank Spear Study Clubs
  43. 2nd Orthodontist in the World to be Gold Certified in Ecodentistry
  44. Leed Architectural Design Award Recipient
  45. 2014 Continuing Education planned with more Spear Study Club, another visit to the Arnett & Gunson Facial Reconstruction lecture series, including more profile treatment planning, TMJ management, and facial asymmetry treatment goals, refinement of occlusal equilibrations and 3D virtual treatment planning.
  46. Can cross-stitch, fence (kinda), and loves sunglasses
  47. Life long learner…..oh and he hasn’t used headgear in 10 years…LOL!