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Meet Our Team
TEAM VISION

 

Our team is committed to making Shoreline Endodontics the premier choice for endodontic care and professional development. We are on a continual journey of excellence to achieve this mission. Our practice is warm, welcoming, and comfortable, which provides a safe environment for patients and staff alike. We value words and actions that are honest and build trust. We honor individuality, empower people through open and sincere communication, and strive to earn the confidence and loyalty of every person we serve. We encourage each other to be the best version of ourselves. Our office is fun; we laugh, celebrate and enjoy.

 

The positive atmosphere we provide starts with a smile through the phone and ends with a warm good-bye. We prepare, love to learn, and are present in the moment. Our patients leave with no doubt in their mind that they just received the best endodontic care possible. Our reputation of being gentle, safe, and caring will attract patients from doctors who share the same values. 

 

At Shoreline Endodontics, we enjoy each day to the fullest - a contagious energy that makes a difference in the lives we touch.

 

 

Dr. Christopher Allen

“My interest and enthusiasm for the field of endodontics was sparked early on in dental school and has only grown stronger since. I do love what I do! I have found that the real joy I experience from endodontics comes from the personal connection with others – my wonderful patients and their incredible referring doctors – and being part of a treatment team of dental professionals all working together to achieve optimum oral health for you. It is a satisfying feeling to relieve someone of pain and help them maintain a tooth that contributes to their overall health and wellbeing. Shoreline Endodontics is the culmination of my experience and training, but most importantly, it is a practice built on strong communication, compassion, and relationships. I promise to treat you as an individual in an unhurried, focused, and gentle way.”

 

Dr. Allen is a native of Coldwater, Michigan. He grew up working in an old-fashioned root beer stand owned by his family for more than 30 years. His time working at Allen’s Root Beer Drive-In formed the foundation for his work ethic and core values as a future business owner. His family often jokes that his attention to detail and strong desire for technical excellence were evident at 14 years old by his commitment to delivering a precisely stacked, perfectly swirled ice cream cone. An achievement that continues to bring him great pride today! While Allen’s Root Beer Drive-In is no longer the family business, that same comforting feeling of family, in a warm environment, is what we like to call the “Shoreline Experience.”

 

Dr. Allen completed his undergraduate studies at Michigan State University in 2004 and received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2008. Dr. Allen completed a General Practice Residency at the John D. Dingell Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan in 2009. During this time, Dr. Allen furthered his education and training in the various dental disciplines but focused the majority of his training in endodontics. In 2009, Dr. Allen returned full time to academia and completed a two-year residency, receiving his certificate in endodontics and a Masters degree from the University of Detroit Mercy in 2011. 

 

A mentor once told Dr. Allen the most important decision he will make in his career is deciding where to raise his family. Knowing that Michigan would always be home, Dr. Allen could not think of a better place than northern Michigan. Dr. Allen and his family moved to Traverse City after graduation and founded Shoreline Endodontics in 2011.

 

Dr. Allen enjoys sharing his passion for endodontics with his peers and has hosted various lectures at local dental society meetings and study clubs. He is also proud to serve as a guest lecturer for the dental assisting program at Northwestern Michigan College. He is a Resort District Dental Society leader and a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, and the Michigan Association of Endodontists. Dr. Allen is currently pursuing Diplomate status with the American Board of Endodontics, a voluntary achievement in the specialty of endodontics awarded to those displaying exceptional knowledge, skill, and expertise.

 

When he isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, a good Petoskey stone hunt, boating, water sports, traveling, hockey, and Michigan State football.

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Barrord

WE ARE EXCITED TO INTRODUCE DR. BARRORD - JOINING OUR TEAM IN JULY! 

 

Dr. Barrord grew up in Middletown, OH. She received her undergraduate degree from The College of Wooster in 2015 and her Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in 2018. Dr. Barrord then stayed in Cleveland for an additional two years of schooling to complete her specialty training in endodontics. She received her Masters degree and Certificate of Endodontics from Case Western Reserve in 2020.

 

While in dental school, Dr. Barrord completed research in collaboration with the endodontics department. It was then that she fell in love with the practice and art of root canal therapy. She was drawn not only to the finesse and intricacies of treatment but also to the opportunity to really help people, especially those in pain. "Nothing is more rewarding to me than helping patients save their natural teeth while alleviating pain in the process. It is my utmost goal to offer a comfortable environment while providing gentle care to my patients."

 

Dr. Barrord is a member of the American Dental Association, American Association of Endodontics, Michigan Dental Association, and Michigan Association of Endodontics. In her free time, Dr. Barrord loves trying out new recipes, oil painting, staying active, and boating. 

 

 

Dr. Jeffrey Haag

Dr. Haag attended Michigan State University before entering the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry and receiving his D.D.S. degree in 1994. During dental school, Dr. Haag accepted a scholarship and committed to three years of service in the United States Navy. Over the course of five years in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Haag completed an Advanced General Dentistry program; served as the Dental Officer on board the Amphibious Assault Ship, USS New Orleans; and served at the Naval Dental Center San Diego, where he developed an interest in endodontics.

 

Following the completion of his endodontic Masters program at the University of Michigan, Dr. Haag worked in a group endodontic practice in southeastern Michigan and continued to teach part-time at the University of Michigan, School of Dentistry. Dr. Haag and his wife were raised in Manistee, MI and decided to return to northern Michigan in 2003. Dr. Haag joined the team at Shoreline Endodontics in 2017.

 

Dr. Haag is a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics, past president of the Resort District Dental Society and has served on the Michigan Board of Dental Specialty Examiners. Dr. Haag enjoys spending time with his wife and three children. Together, they seek opportunities to enjoy the beauty of this region – fishing, skiing and mountain biking. Dr. Haag also plays the guitar and piano. 

 

 

Jen

Jen is a Registered Dental Assistant and has worked as an Office Manager for Shoreline Endodontics since its inception in 2011. Jen enjoys the opportunity to provide patients with an enjoyable experience from the moment they call the office to schedule an appointment. She is known for her ability to smile through the phone and will often be your first point of contact at our office. Jen has a naturally positive attitude and warm demeanor - a born team leader. Jen puts the “fun” in root canal!

 

When not at the office, Jen’s passion is with animals, mainly dogs. She has two of her own as well as two cats. Jen spends her free time working at a local boarding facility. She enjoys spending time with her husband and brother-in-law whom they have welcomed into their home. Together, they enjoy sports, fishing and spending time at their family cottage.

 

 

Chelsea

Chelsea received her Registered Dental Assisting license in 2009 and has been with Shoreline Endodontics since 2011. While Chelsea began her career as a dental assistant, she quickly learned her niche was in the administrative aspect of dentistry. Since 2011, Chelsea has been a Patient and Financial Coordinator at Shoreline Endodontics. Chelsea will tell you her area of expertise is insurance billing and providing treatment estimates, however, what we enjoy most about Chelsea is her ability to make everyone laugh.  She ensures patients are comfortable and leave happy. 

 

Outside of the office, Chelsea enjoys spending time with her husband and five children. She is her family’s biggest cheerleader at their numerous sporting events throughout the year. She also enjoys camping, skiing and the beach.  

 

 

Victoria

Victoria is the friendly voice you will hear when calling our Cadillac location and the welcoming face you will see when you visit us there. She has a passion for customer service, and it shows! Victoria is friendly, caring and organized - a perfect combination for success at the front desk. With several years of experience in the dental field, she is well suited for endodontics. Victoria understands the challenges associated with tooth discomfort and will ensure you get the exceptional care you need and deserve.  

 

Victoria has a Bachelors in Zoology from Michigan State University. She is a proud mom to her fur babies, two dogs and four cats. Victoria and her husband love to travel and spend time outdoors. They hope to visit all the national parks one day. 

 

 

Denise

Denise has always enjoyed working with the public and has had the opportunity to service the community in different medical offices for 20+ years. We are grateful to have met Denise and thoroughly enjoy her positive energy and zest for life. Denise is a valuable member of our administrative team. 

 

Denise was born and raised in Leelanau county. Denise and her husband are the proud owners of Schlueter Fruit Farm, which has been in their family for 102 years. They raised two successful children, and they have recently become grandparents. She enjoys activities such as hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, boating, snowmobiling and spending time with her family and friends, especially at their property in the Upper Peninsula.

 

 

Mitzy

Mitzy is a native of Traverse City. She is a graduate of the dental assisting program at Northwestern Michigan College and has over twenty-six years of experience assisting endodontics specifically. Dedication, reliability and strong work ethic are just a few of the qualities that define her.  Mitzy’s calming nature is conducive to a relaxed and comfortable patient experience.

 

Mitzy loves to hunt for morel mushrooms in the spring and enjoys spending time with her family camping, fishing, and hiking. 

 

 

Ashleigh

Ashleigh graduated from the Registered Dental Assisting Program at Northwestern Michigan College in 2016. Ashleigh did a rotation through Shoreline Endodontics during her internship. We immediately took notice of Ashleigh’s compassionate, friendly nature and strong work ethic. Ashleigh became a full time member of the team at the conclusion of her internship in 2016. Ashleigh enjoys listening, educating and serving her patients and finds their trust to be a very rewarding part of her day.

 

Ashleigh has four children. Together, they enjoy camping, biking, four wheeling and playing sports.

 

     

Tara

Tara graduated from Northwestern Michigan College in 2011 with a degree in dental assisting. She worked in a larger clinical setting before joining Shoreline Endodontics in 2017. Tara's prior work experience has brought a fresh perspective to the team; a perspective that is almost always delivered in a comical way. She has one of those unique laugh-at-life humors that is witty and amusing. Tara is a calming presence for patients because she is lighthearted, empathetic and easy to talk to. 

 

Tara enjoys outdoor activities with her fiance and two kids, such as camping, kayaking and fishing.

 

 

Julie

Julie is a graduate of the Registered Dental Assisting Program at Northwestern Michigan College. She started her internship with us in the summer of 2018 and became a full-time member of our team shortly thereafter. Julie is ambitious, driven and hard working. She has been a valuable member of the team from day one. We are continually impressed with the quality of her patient care and eagerness to learn. Patients are continually impressed with her compassion and good nature. 

 

In Julie's spare time she loves to enjoy the outdoors; kayaking is especially her favorite. She also enjoys spending time with her friends and family.  

 

 

Kristina

Kristina has been a dental assistant since 2016. Her smile is infectious and brightens everyone’s day. Patients spend a lot of time laughing in Kristina’s presence, and they often comment about her friendly nature being comforting and reassuring. We feel very fortunate Kristina is part of the Shoreline family. 

 

Kristina is a natural-born cheerleader both on and off the field. She approaches life enthusiastically and loves to have fun. She cheers for her husband as he coaches both JV and varsity football, and she officiates cheerleading. She has two beautiful daughters. As a family, they look for opportunities to kayak, snowboard, golf, and travel.  

 

 

Amy

Amy joined Shoreline Endodontics in 2019 as a Registered Dental Assistant. She is a proud graduate of Northwestern Michigan College. Amy is compassionate and a great listener, which is why she excels at patient care. We are certain you will enjoy her company as much as we do. 

 

Amy is a Traverse City native and takes every opportunity to enjoy the bounties that surround us. In the summertime, you will find her happily fishing from her kayak.

 

 

Angie

Summer

 
 
Christopher M. Allen, D.D.S., M.S. | Jennifer L. Barrord, D.M.D., M.S. | Jeffrey H. Haag, D.D.S., M.S.
1087 Business Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686
9116 East 13th Street Suite C, Cadillac, MI 49601


Providing endodontic care, including root canal therapy, retreatment, apicoectomy, and management of cracked teeth and traumatic dental injuries, in the following cities and surrounding areas: Traverse City, Acme, Suttons Bay, Leland, Northport, Elk Rapids, Grayling, East Jordan, Cadillac, Lake City, Big Rapids, Gladwin, Houghton Lake, Charlevoix, Petoskey, Manistee, Gaylord, Alpena, Mt. Pleasant, Clare, Roscommon