Meet Dr. David Allen,
Fort Wayne’s Dental Visionary

Dr David Allen

“At Afdent, you have options. We understand the importance of having the patients involved in the decision making process.” -Dr. David Allen

Dr. Allen is the founder of Afdent of Fort Wayne. Since 1985, Dr. Allen has served the dental needs of the Tri-State area. He is a 1984 graduate of the Indiana University School of Dentistry. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Allen believes that it is important for new patients to have time to be heard – to express their goals and concerns. With such active listening, Dr. Allen involves the patient in the decision making process at each step of the initial consultation. Dr. Allen’s goal is to explain various treatment options the patient may have and detail the benefits of each approach.

Dr. Allen is married and has two children. The family enjoys downhill skiing, traveling, and bicycling.

Achievements

  • Graduated from the Indiana University School of Dentistry
  • Afdent opens a second Affiliated Family Dentists in Fort Wayne
  • Member of The IDA (Indiana Dental Association)
  • Member of The ADA (American Dental Association)
  • Member of The AGA (Academy of General Dentistry)
  • Member of The IKDDS (Isaac Knapp District Dental Society )
  • Distinguished Alumnus at Indiana School of Dentistry
  • Certificate In Advanced Orthopedics, Orthodontics Cephalometrics and T.M.J. Therapy
  • Certificate In Practical T.M.J. and Orthodontic Therapy
  • Certificate In Maxillo Facial Orthopedics
  • Certificate In Fixed Orthodontic Therapy
  • Certificate In The Bimlar and Sassouni Cephalometrics Analysis
  • Implant Dentistry Continuum Chicago – Implant Education
  • Mission work through UMCORE – built houses for Hurricane Victims
  • Afdent Participates in the Give Kids a Smile Program through the ADA.

Bryan Braasch, D.D.S.

A Fort Wayne native, Dr. Braasch graduated from Bishop Dwenger prior to attending Wabash College where he received a BA in psychology with a focus in neuroscience. His formal dental training was completed at Indiana University School of Dentistry where he received a doctorate of dental surgery.

As part of the Afdent team, Dr. Braasch knows that providing patients with the care they need and the quality of care they deserve all starts with an open ear. By listening, we learn about your needs and concerns from day one and use this as the foundation for providing care that meets yours needs as an individual.

Dr. Braasch is an animal lover who also enjoys cooking, sculpting, and traveling.

Megan Linstromberg, D.D.S.

Dr. Linstromberg grew up in Goshen, Indiana. She went to undergrad at Manchester College and obtained a degree in Biology-Chemistry. She then moved to Indianapolis to attend Indiana University School of Dentistry where she earned her doctor of dental surgery degree. Following dental school, Dr. Linstromberg completed a one year General Practice Residency at IU Hospital in Indianapolis. During this year she received advanced training in general dentistry.

Dr. Linstromberg is committed to helping all of her patients enjoy their dental experience and obtain their optimal oral health.She is proud to be a part of the Afdent team where patient centered care and quality dentistry truly are of utmost importance. Dr. Linstromberg is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association, and Isaac Knapp Dental Society.

In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys spending time at the lake, swimming and biking.

Justin Southward, D.D.S.

Dr. Southward enjoys outdoor activities such as swimming, biking, and running. Some of his hobbies include playing guitar, reading, hiking, traveling, and bird watching. He has 4 parrots who range from 3 to 20 years old. He grew up in a small town near Toledo, Ohio called Whitehouse and moved back to the Midwest to be closer to family and friends.

Dr. Southward graduated from John Carroll University and earned a Master of Arts in Biomedical Sciences from Midwestern University in University Heights, OH. He also received his doctorate of dental medicine from Midwestern University. He has earned Invisalign and Laser Certification.

Dr. Southward enjoys the field of dentistry because it gives him the opportunity to provide long-lasting dental care to patients that they will be happy to smile about. He’s dedicated to treating patients fairly and equally while always listening to their concerns. Dr. Southward is glad to be a part of a team that is committed to these values and to providing quality, patient centered care. He is always seeking to better himself and his ability to provide outstanding dentistry to patients.

Todd Kleinrichert, D.D.S.

At his parents’ suggestion, Dr. Kleinrichert was able to shadow their dentist for an entire summer in college. After seeing dentistry from the doctor’s perspective, he was not only hooked but also passionate about exploring this path. He enjoyed the technical aspect of treatment, but more importantly, he loved seeing how dentistry could change people’s lives by improving their smile and overall oral health.

What he enjoys most about his job is being able to treat the patients who avoid the dentist because of fear and convert them into patients who seek regular care and treatment. His passion is showing them gentle, compassionate dentistry, earning their trust, and having a comfortable successful outcome.

Dr. Kleinrichert is a native of Fort Wayne and he and his wife have three children. In his spare time, he enjoys watching his daughters play soccer, working outside in the yard, reading, golfing, and spending time with his family. He hopes one day to be able to work side by side with his son who has plans to attend dental school in the next year. He is passionate about volunteering at Mathew 25 Health and Dental clinic in Fort Wayne and plans to continue serving others through dental mission trips.

Dr. Kleinrichert has a degree in Biology from Indiana University. He then attended the Indiana School of Dentistry where he graduated with distinction. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Indiana Dental Association Isaac Knapp District Dental Society, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

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