Get to Know Us

Dr. Mark Allen – General Dentist

Dr. Mark A. Allen graduated from Kalamazoo College with a B. A. in chemistry in May 1977 and from the University of Michigan with a D.D.S. in 1981. He has a long list of continuing education seminars which highlights two summers of extensive studies with Joseph Clayton, DDS in 1992-1993 at the University of Michigan focusing on full mouth rehabilitation and work with TMJ. Dr. Allen was inducted to the American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics in 2007.

Currently, Dr. Allen is a clinical instructor at the Kois Learning Center in Seattle, Washington, and averages 150 hours of continuing education per year. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and The Francis B. Vedder Society of Crown and Bridge Prosthodontics.  He is a part time faculty member at Western Michigan University, and head coach of the Western Michigan University Rugby team.

Dr. Jorie Harris – General Dentist

Dr. Harris graduated from Alma College with a B.A. degree in Sociology in 2002. She attended the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry and received her D.D.S. in 2009. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American and Michigan Dental Associations, and the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society. Dr. Harris is a certified Invisalign® and 6 Month Smiles® Provider. She has completed the Faculte’ for Orthodontic Research and Education program. Dr. Harris is a clinical assistant professor at the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and on the Advisory Board at KVCC Dental Hygiene program.

Dr. Thomas Aye – Oral Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Aye graduated from Western Michigan University with a B.S. in Biology; from the University of Michigan with a D.D.S.; and from the University of Maryland with a M.S. and Certification in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is certified as a Diplomat by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, a Fellow of the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and a member of the Michigan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Dr. Aye served as the President of the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society, and has been practicing his dental surgical specialty in Kalamazoo for approximately thirty years.

Dr. Craig Diederich – Periodontist / Periodontal Surgeon

We are excited to welcome Dr. Diederich to the staff! Dr. Diederich received his Bachelor of Science, Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science degree in Periodontics from the University of Michigan. Before his specialty training, he spent three years in the U.S. Public Health Service as a general dentist and completed a general practice residency. After two years as a full time faculty instructor at U of M, he established a full time practice limited to periodontics in Battle Creek in 1984. Dr. Diederich is an active member of the Michigan and American Dental Associations, The American Academy of Periodontology, The International Congress of Oral Implantologists and The American Academy of Oral Implantology. He is a Diplomate of The American Board of Periodontology, a Fellow of the American College of Dentists and a past President of the Michigan Periodontal Association.

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