About Allen Family Dentistry

Our commitment to oral health will never end.

The waiting room of one of our dental offices

Our Story

The waiting room at our Palestine office

Our story starts in 2005. Allen Family Dentistry was founded after Dr. Allen purchased Dr. Richard Campbell’s practice in Athens, TXLearn more about our Athens office. Less than five years later, we relocated and renamed the practice Crestway Park Dental.

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2014.

Dr. Allen expanded and Dr. Morgan Copeland joined the new location, Bullard Family DentistryLearn more about our Bullard office, in 2018.

2019.

With two locations and two different names, it was time to rebrand and go back to our original roots as Allen Family Dentistry. In addition to a new logo and website, we fine-tuned what we do and who we are to ensure every location moves together in the same direction.

2020.

Brought many changes for all of us, and amid the pandemic, we opened our Palestine, TX locationLearn more about our Palestine office. Dr. Ronald J. Cook practiced here for over 30 years but began battling health issues in 2019, and we took over. While most of the staff remains, we’re excited about the new direction.

2021.

We purchased Dr. Royston’s practice in Malakoff, TXLearn more about our Malakoff office. Through all these years, one thing remains the same: Our commitment to your oral health never ends. Allen Family DentistryAllen Family Dentistry home page makes dentist visits more comfortable, effective, and fun with four locations and a team who truly cares!

Meet Our East Texas Dentists

J. BRANDON ALLEN, DDS

Owner at Allen Family Dentistry

Dr. Brandon Allen, our dental specialist in Athens, TX

"The goal for dentistry today is for us to help you keep your teeth for your lifetime. We focus on four areas: gum health, condition of teeth, bite, and esthetics. We know that in dentistry, we walk a fine line between 'overtreatment' on one side and 'neglect' on the other. We try to stay on that line by focusing on what we would do on our own family or what we would want done in our own mouths."

Dr. J. Brandon Allen knew he wanted to be a dentist since his high school years. His hometown dentist, Dr. Kevin Seidler, inspired him to join the dental field, and Dr. Allen set out to help others keep their smiles for a lifetime. He also loves to give back when he can and has been attending Dr. Seidler’s Serving HIM dental missionLearn more about Serving HIM dental mission trips to Romania since 1998.

Outside of the office, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife Brittany and two children, plus golfing, hunting, fishing, traveling, and watching sports. A fun fact? Dr. Allen was a band nerd in high school and his first two years in college, and his kids love to poke fun at him to this day!

Our Athens dentist, Dr. Brandon Allen smiling
Dr. Kathryn Trucker smiling
KATHRYN TUCKER, DDS
Allen Family Dentistry, Malakoff, TX
Kathryn Trucker wearing a blue top and smiling

"Our smiles are as unique as we are, and our dental care should be the same. No single treatment will fit each person's needs and goals, and I am committed to working with my patients to help them achieve their healthiest, most beautiful smiles."

Dr. Kathryn Tucker grew up in Cypress outside of Houston, TX, and set out to be the dentist she didn’t have growing up. Her goal is to help patients understand their treatment options and play an active role in their oral health with great habits. Dr. Tucker loves helping people with the perfect blend of art, science, and service to create healthy, functional, and beautiful smiles. To give back to the community, she’s volunteered at Texas Mission of Mercy dental mobile clinics and plans to do so again in the future.

In her free time, she enjoys visiting national parks with her family, and they’re on a quest to visit all 63! She also enjoys spending time with loved ones, hiking, camping, paddling, baking, and playing board games. A fun fact? Dr. Tucker used to be a zookeeper, and the first dental procedure she ever observed was a root canal on a tiger.

MORGAN PAIGE COPELAND, DDS
Allen Family Dentistry, Bullard, TX
Dr Morgan Paige Copeland smiling

"I feel like the best way to gain trust from patients is to actively listen and work to truly understand them. I also strive to treat my patients the way I would treat my own family members and the same way I would want to be treated if the roles were reversed."

Dr. Morgan Paige Copeland grew up in Kaufman, TX, and her interest in dentistry started early. As a child, she loved going to the dentist and always thought it was so interesting. Her favorite part of the job is the power to make a difference in patients’ lives and see their bright smiling faces. During her training, she volunteered for several mission trips to small rural Texas cities and an abroad trip to Jamaica, to help communities that don’t have access to quality dental care.

In her free time, Dr. Copeland loves spending time in the sun, whether it’s out at the lake or on the golf course. She also enjoys spending time with family on long weekends, relaxing at home with her rescue cats, shopping, doing yoga, and trying new restaurants. A fun fact? Dr. Copeland still has one baby tooth!

Dr. Morgan Paige Copeland wearing a checked shirt
Headshot of Dr. Camilo Arguello
CAMILO ARGUELLO, DDS
Allen Family Dentistry, Palestine, TX
Headshot of Dr. Camilo Arguello

"I want every patient to feel like they are being treated like family, and know that whatever recommendations or treatment we do, I approach it as if I was treating a family member to the best of my ability."

Dr. Camilo Arguello grew up in Farmington Hills, MI, knowing he wanted to join the healthcare field. Dentistry allows him to build family-like relationships with patients while providing help when they need it most. Dr. Arguello dedicates his time to community outreach by providing mouthguards for local high schools and children’s boxing centers. He’s also a devoted volunteer for dental mission trips to Colombia and the Dominican Republic.

Dr. Arguello has had advanced training at a hospital-based general practice residency where he got to work one on one with many specialists including oral pathologists, oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, pediatric dentists, and more while treating and managing medically complex patients, special needs patients, and a wide range of oral conditions.

When he isn’t working, he enjoys spending his free time with his wife, son, and dog! You can often find him enjoying the outdoors, hiking, and playing tennis. A fun fact? Dr. Arguello’s best day of his life was when he asked his wife out during college. She inspires him to be a better person and means the world to him!

Get to Know the Team

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Brittany our Business Director smiling

Brittany grew up in East Texas and earned her bachelor's degree in interior design and master's in business administration. She didn't choose dentistry; instead, dentistry chose her. She loves the balance between patient care, changing lives, and creating beautiful smiles with her husband and the great team at Allen Family Dentistry.

She's been married to Dr. Allen, her college sweetheart since 2002, and they have two children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and shopping at flea markets and antique roadshows. She also loves Persian cats, and her favorite quote is, "Work hard, Be kind"... with a personal add-on of "Have fun!"

Brittany

Business Director, Allen Family Dentistry

Hannah, our Business Manager from Palestine, TX

Hannah lives in Frankston, where she grew up, and is a Texas Christian University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business focused on entrepreneurial management. Her favorite part of the job is getting to know patients, hearing their stories, and watching them achieve their dream smiles.

In her free time, Hannah loves working out and running as a certified personal trainer. In addition, she's a college football fanatic, enjoys spending time with her family, and she and her husband love playing cornhole. A fun fact? Hannah has run 13 half marathons.

Hannah

Business Manager, Allen Family Dentistry, Athens & Palestine, TX

Savanna wearing a gray top and smiling

Savanna grew up in Tyler, Texas, and chose the dental field when she was only 20. She enjoys helping patients achieve better oral health and more beautiful teeth. Her favorite part of the job is seeing people with happy, healthy smiles.

In her free time, Savanna loves to travel, plus spend time with her daughter and two dogs, cat, and horse. As a side gig, she teaches a fun cardio dance class for adults and stays busy taking her daughter to softball games and practice. A fun fact? Her bucket list includes visiting the pyramids in Egypt.

Savanna

Business Manager, Allen Family Dentistry, Malakoff & Bullard, TX

Stefanie, one of our Athens, TX team

Stefanie is originally from Metroplex and lives in Athens, TX. As a teenager, she needed dental work and had an amazing dentist and team who inspired her to join the field. Stefanie started by attending school in Dallas to be a dental assistant, transitioned roles several times, and has been in dentistry for over 29 years.

She and her husband are empty-nesters with grown kids, and in their free time, they love to spend time outdoors and shoot skeet together. Stefanie also loves to just sit on her porch and enjoy a good glass of wine. A fun fact? Traveling anywhere outside of the US is on her bucket list.

Stefanie

Office Manager, Allen Family Dentistry, Athens, TX

Heather, our office manager from Bullard, TX, smiling

Heather is the office manager and started as a dental assistant, allowing her to see both the clinical and business aspect of dentistry. She knows the importance of a beautiful and pain-free smile and set out to help patients put their best smiles forward, focusing on long-term oral health.

Outside of the office, you'll find Heather spending time with family or driving her daughter to social activities. Heather was born in Georgia and is a die-hard Georgia Bulldawg fan! A fun fact? She has three young grandkids that keep her busy on most weekends.

Heather

Office Manager, Allen Family Dentistry, Bullard, TX

Tracy, our Office Manager from Palestine, TX smiling

Tracy was born and raised in Palestine, Texas. She chose dentistry because helping people is her passion. The best part of her job is working with a great team to improve our patients' confidence in their smiles.

In her free time, Tracy enjoys spending time with her family, including her husband and two kids. One of her bucket list items includes going to Key West, and her favorite quote is, "Life offers you so many doors; it is up to you which to open and which to close."

Tracy

Office Manager, Allen Family Dentistry, Palestine, TX

A collage of our Allen Family Dentistry team members at community events
TESTIMONIAL
Kay DreslerKay Dresler
18:16 25 Jan 22
My experiences at Allen Family Dentistry have always been positive. Excellent services.
Kelli GrantKelli Grant
21:20 13 Jan 22
The absolute best. They have a very caring, friendly staff. Always quick and easy visits!
Sandra MillerSandra Miller
14:39 01 Dec 21
They always make me feel welcome. Everyone is friendly and helpful. I have been using them for over 10 years and have never had a bad experience.
Cindy RoegnerCindy Roegner
22:12 08 Nov 21
I love going to the dentist. Overall great experience and they always make you feel at home. My hygienist is the best
Carol BaileyCarol Bailey
18:07 26 Oct 21
Dr. Allen is an outstanding, knowledgeable dentist.. He listens to the patient, makes you feel comfortable, and takes time to explain the procedure. His staff is friendly, extremely helpful, and the office has a relaxed, calm atmosphere.
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Our Core Values

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Be the best professional while being personable, enjoying life, and having fun.

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Collaborate with others, coming from a place of respect and generosity of spirit, honoring different opinions and perspectives while trusting others to do the same.

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Keep our word based on well-informed and mindful decisions; hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, and always do the right thing.

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Always be respectful of everyone’s situation, remembering to be kind and considerate while showing concern for the well-being of others.

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Use technology in our office to enhance our patients’ dental knowledge and understanding, plus drive positive change in the views of dentistry.

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Stay connected with what’s going on outside our own front door by giving back to our community and inviting them into our practice.

Select an Office to Visit

We have four Allen Family Dentistry locations across East Texas.