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Dr. Allen

Dr. Allen - Dentist in the South Loop Chicago

Dr. Ken Allen is proud to be serving the South Loop community with family-oriented, high-quality dental care. With a health-centered, patient-driven philosophy to general and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Allen helps patients of all ages achieve beautiful and healthy smiles.

4 Years in the US Army. Served in Afghanistan - Veteran.

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South Loop Chicago Dentist

1440 S Wabash, Chicago, IL 60605

Call: (312) 340-5761

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Office Hours

Monday 8am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 7pm
Wednesday 10am - 7pm
Thursday 10am - 7pm
Friday 8am - 4pm
Saturdays 8am - 4pm

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South Loop's Neighborhood Dentist

Our goal here at Sloop dental is to be your neighborhood dentist.

My staff and I live in the South Loop and are always available if you should ever have a dental emergency or simply have a question about your dental care. Please feel free to contact us anytime by phone or email, but we love to have visitors so please just stop in as you pass by our office.

We strive to offer honest recommendations and provide exceptional service for the whole family. If you ever feel as if we are not meeting either of those standards let us know immediately.

Our “Health First” approach is focused on providing care that will help improve your overall heath and in doing so we are creating dental work that will last. We are here to offer you recommendations that will provide you with strong, long lasting teeth. If you have any interest in any smile improvements please let us know, as we do offer teeth whitening, veneers, implants and Invisalign, but it is always with a “Health First” approach.

Give us a call and schedule your appointment today!
(312) 340-5761

Dr. Ken Allen

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A Little Dental History

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Historical evidence has shown dentistry being practiced as far back as 7000 BC. This early form of dentistry involved curing tooth related disorders with bow drills (an ancient tool typically used for starting fires). Yikes! Dentist were even filling teeth with beeswax as an early form of a dental filling!

While some of these practices may seem barbaric, they were very advanced for their time considering their limitations with tools and other supplies. During the Middle Ages and throughout the 19th century, dentistry was not a profession in itself, and often dental procedures were performed by barbers or general physicians.

The dental instruments that we use today were adapted tools from watch makers, jewelers and even barbers!

It wouldn’t be until 1867 when Harvard University would found the first university affiliated dental institution.

Dentistry has come a long way and we can all be grateful that the doctors are not using bow drills and beeswax anymore. Thank goodness for modern day advances!

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