Please find the biographies of Advantage Dental's clinical advisory team. For additional reference, we welcome you to learn more about Advantage Dental's Clinical Advisory Team.
Dr. Gary Allen
Gary W. Allen, DMD, P.C, Advantage Dental Group, P.C.
Gary Allen, DMD, MS, received his DMD from University of Oregon Dental School and a Masters in Oral Biology from George Washington University. He is board certified in Oral Pathology and Oral Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists. Dr. Allen held a variety of clinical, academic, research, advisory and command positions during a 26-year career with the U.S. Army, retiring as a Colonel and Commander of the North Atlantic Regional Dental Command, Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Since returning to Oregon in 1999, he has participated as a member of several state and local committees, workgroups and commissions focusing on oral health care access, integration and quality.
Dr. James Thommes
DentaQuest Oral Health Center of Massachusetts, P.C., Advantage Dental Oral Health and Vision Center of Alabama, P.C.
Dr. James Thommes has focused on improving the oral health of all for over 35 years, 30 of those years in private practice as both a practice owner and provider of patient treatment and management. Thommes received his DDS from Loyola University and has been licensed to practice in Massachusetts since 2005. He is a prominent lecturer and educator on issues relating to dental benefits, health plan/provider relations and oral health. He is a member of the American Dental Association and is a Certified Dental Consultant with the American Dental Association of Dental Consultants.
Dr. Cory White
Advantage Dental Oral Health and Vision Center of Alabama, P.C.
Cory White, DMD, graduated from Alabama Birmingham School of Dentistry in 2010. After graduation, Dr. White completed 1 year of General Practice Residency at UAB Hospital Dentistry. She served as the Dental Director for Sarrell Dental & Eye practices from 2017 to 2020 and is currently the P.C. owner of Advantage Dental+, Alabama. Additionally, she provides care to patients as the lead dentist of the Dothan, Ala., Advantage Dental+ practice location. Dr. White is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Alabama Dental Association, the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, and an affiliate member of the America Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She has a passion for increasing access to care for children in underserved, rural communities.
Gary W. Allen, DMD, P.C., Advantage Dental Group, P.C., DentaQuest Oral Health Center of Massachusetts, P.C., Advantage Dental Oral Health and Vision Center of Alabama, P.C.