Meet Dr. Allen

Dr. Kenneth L. Allen

Being born in the Bronx, Dr. Kenneth L. Allen is a native New Yorker.  In addition to receiving his dental degree from New York University College of Dentistry, he has an MBA from Rutgers University and a BS (Chemistry) from the University of Pittsburgh.  Dr. Allen is a Clinical Associate Professor at NYU where he directs multiple programs in dental education and clinical teaching.  He has lectured nationally and internationally and has published over 30 manuscripts and abstracts. His faculty bio can be viewed on-line at

Dr. Allen is an active member in numerous dental organizations, including:

  • Academy of Operative Dentistry 
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Association for Dental Research
  • American Association of University Professors
  • American Dental Association
  • American Dental Education Association
  • New York County Dental Society
  • New York State Dental Society

Sample of published articles and manuscripts:

Allen K, Norman R, Katz R. The Effect of Chewing Gum on Learning as Measured by Test Performance. Nutrition Bulletin 2008;33(2):102-107

Allen K, Wolff M, Glotzer D, Kaim J. Preparedness in the Pre-Clinical Laboratory: The Need for Improvement. J Dent Educ 2009;73(2):263

Kaim J, Wolff M, Allen K, Glotzer D. Reducing the Failure Rate on Licensing Examinations  by Improving Faculty Performance. J Dent Educ 2009;73(2):250

Glotzer D, Kaim J, Wolff M, Allen K. Case Based Teaching in the Simulation Laboratory. J Dent Educ 2009;73(2):247-258

Allen K, Katz R. Podcasts vs. Transcripts: A Comparison of Learning Methodologies. J Dent Educ 2010;74(2):156-157

Akhtar A, Duong J, Allen K, Wolff M. The Accuracy of Electronic Billing Data When Compared to a Written Patient Record. J Dent Educ 2010;74(2):176

Allen K, Wolff M. The Effect of Computer Literacy on Academic Performance. J Dent Res  2010;89(Spec Iss B);abstract number, 4171

Hershkowitz D, Montalbano M, Kaim J, Allen K. Private Practice Dentist to Dental Educator: A Transformation. J Dent Educ. 2011;75(2):266-271

Kaim J, Allen K, Lomangino-Cheung J, Wolff M. Repetition: The Cornerstone to Preclinical Competence. J Dent Educ. 2011;75(2):190-256

Allen K, Katz R. Comparative Use of Pod-Casts vs. Written Lecture Transcripts as Learning Aids. J Dent Educ 2011;75(6):817-22