Faculty Information

Kenneth L. Allen, DDS, MBA

Vice Chair
Clinical Professor
Cariology and Comprehensive Care
137 East 25th Street, 5th Floor
Phone: 212-998-9426
Fax: 212-995-4889
E-mail: kenneth.allen@nyu.edu


MBA, Rutgers University 2001
DDS, New York University 1973
BS, University of Pittsburgh 1969

Research Interests/Professional Overview

Dr. Allen has been Principal and Co-Investigator in both clinical and educational research projects. His areas of interest include education and teaching methodologies.

Dr. Kenneth Allen is the Director of the General Dentistry Simulation Program, the Course Director for Diagnosis and Treatment of Oral Diseases and the Director of the Oral Examination Program. He has lectured nationally and internationally and is author of multiple articles on preclinical education and teaching methodologies. Dr. Allen was instrumental in instituting the Selective in Teaching Skills program where third year students assist first year students in their early preclinical courses.

Dr. Allen is a member of numerous dental organizations included among them are the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Association for Dental Research, and the American Dental Education Association.

Current Funding

Industry funding, not for immediate disclosure.

Representative Publications

Complete listing available on the NYU Health Sciences Library site.

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Glotzer D, Allen K. Teaching Cariology in the Preclinical Laboratory Using the Polymer Bur and Carious Typodont Teeth. J Dent Educ 2004;68:223-24.

Allen K, Galvis D, Katz R. Evaluation of CDs and Chewing Gum in Teaching Dental Anatomy. J Dent Res 2004;83(Special Issue A),Abstract#1399.

Allen K, Katz R. New Concepts in Teaching Dental Anatomy: A Delphi Survey. J Dent Res 2005;84(Special Issue A),Abstract#0178.

Allen K, Peltz I, Blades WN, Beresnoy I. Measuring Predoctoral Clinical Productivity: Are There Academic Predictors? J Dent Res 2006;85(Special Issue A),Abstract#0831.

Eisenberg E, Allen K. PDA's in Didactic and Preclinical Education - Student Access to Information. J Dent Res 2006;85(Special Issue A),Abstract#0995. (ADEA/AADR).

Allen K, Kaim J, Schenkel A, Bucklan B, Godder B, Wolff M. Using the Simulation Laboratory for Clinical Faculty Standardization. J Dent Educ 2007;71(1):133.

Phen R, Allen K, Katz R. Positive Affect-Negative Affect Schedule (PANAS): Influence on Exam Scores. J Dent Res 2007;86(Special Issue A),Abstract#1688.

Levy A, Allen K. Color Deficiency Among Dental Students. J Dent Educ 2009;73(2):254.

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, More F. Clinical Simulation & Foundation Skills: An Integrated Multi-Disciplined Approach to Teaching. J Dent Educ 2004;68(4):468-74.

Allen K, Agosta C, Estafan D. Using Microabrasive Material to Remove Fluorosis Stain. J Am Dent Assoc 2004;135:319-23.

Allen K, Schenkel A, Estafan D. An Overview of the Cerec 3D CAD/CAM System. Gen Dent 2004;52(3):234-35.

Allen K, Salgado T, Janal M, Thompson V. Clinical Comparison of a Polymer Instrument for Carious Dentin Removal without Local Anesthesia to a Conventional Technique with Local Anesthesia. J Am Dent Assoc 2005;136:643-51.

Allen K, Galvis D, Katz R. Evaluation of CDs and Chewing Gum in Teaching Dental Anatomy. NY State Dent J 2006;72:30-33.

Allen K, Gabriel D. Peer Teaching - Easing the Faculty Shortage. J of Faculty Development 2007;21(1):55-60.

Wolff M, Allen K, Kaim J. A 100-Year Journey from GV Black to Minimal Surgical Intervention. Compendium of Cont Dent Ed 2007;28(3):130-34.

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

Book Chapters

Ship JA, Allen K, Lynch E. "Dental Caries in the Elderly" (Chapter 5.2) in Ozone - The Revolution in Dentistry. Lynch E (Ed). Quintessence, Copenhagen. 2004. ISBN 1-85097-088-2.