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.
About Allen Family Dentistry
Our commitment to oral health will never end.
Dr. Allen expanded and Dr. Morgan Copeland joined the new location, Bullard Family DentistryLearn more about our Bullard office, in 2018.
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.
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.
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
Owner at Allen Family Dentistry
"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 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.
"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!
"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!
DEVIN TOMPKINS, DDS
Get to know Dr. Devin Tompkins, our dentist in Athens, TX
"First and foremost, I listen to my patients. By understanding each patient’s a unique individual with their own set of needs, desires, fears, and concerns, I aim to build trust through compassion, empathy, and full awareness of their goals."
Dr. Devin Tompkins grew up in Azle, Texas. Becoming a dentist was a natural choice for Dr. Tompkins, knowing she wanted a career where she could connect with others and build lasting relationships. She strives to educate patients to understand the importance of comprehensive dental care and reap the endless benefits of proper dental care. Dr. Tompkins dedicates time for dental mission trips to the Dominican Republic and volunteers with two clinics for patients without dental care or insurance access. I am inspired to be a light in the lives of others through dentistry and to help others build confidence in themselves through their smiles.
Dr. Tompkin’s hero is her mother, who raised her as a single mom. She aspires to exemplify her strength and perseverance daily. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending her free time watching and playing sports. Her top two favorites are volleyball and soccer. She adopted two cats, Lana and Lily, who “keep her pretty busy.” A fun fact? Doctor Tompkin loves sneakers. She has over 40 pairs and counting!
Get to Know the Team
Our Core Values
Be the best professional while being personable, enjoying life, and having fun.
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.
Keep our word based on well-informed and mindful decisions; hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards, and always do the right thing.
Always be respectful of everyone’s situation, remembering to be kind and considerate while showing concern for the well-being of others.
Use technology in our office to enhance our patients’ dental knowledge and understanding, plus drive positive change in the views of dentistry.
Stay connected with what’s going on outside our own front door by giving back to our community and inviting them into our practice.