Meet the Staff

Our entire staff is highly trained to attend to all our patient needs. Our goal is to make your visit to our office as comfortable and easy as possible.

Assistants

Our chairside assistants have over 50 years combined experience. They participate in continuing education seminars throughout the year. Our knowledgeable staff also ensures that all OSHA and CDC guidelines for infection control are fulfilled or exceeded.

Treatment Coordinators

Our treatment coordinators have a combined 30 years experience in the dental field. They have seen the many changes in endodontic treatment as well as the many changes in the varied dental benefit options provided by employers. They are happy to assist you with your appointment scheduling and will help you to get the maximum from your dental benefits.

 Eva Merrick

 Eva Merrick

Eva takes pride each and every day in providing every patient with the very best care. With a genuine love for the job she is rewarded with the gratitude and smiles she receives from the patients at the end of their visit. Eva attended Lake Michigan College Dental assistant program and received her dental assistant certificate in 2006. She is a Registered Dental Assistant (RDA) and certified nationally (CDA). Eva has been a part of Southwest Michigan Endodontics assisting Dr. Allen for the past 15 years. Eva is a native Portuguese speaker.

Outside of the office, Eva enjoys jogging, cooking, and photography. You can see some of her photos on the home page of this website. Eva and her husband Mark enjoy family time with their three sons and daughters-in-laws. She also enjoys kayaking and hiking.

 Jennifer Lemon

 Jennifer Lemon

Joining Southwest Michigan Endodontics in 1999, Jennifer enjoys working with our team in her duties as a dental assistant. Being able to interact with patients on a daily basis, and help them with their oral health is a rewarding experience for her, and she is dedicated to every patient’s complete satisfaction. She feels blessed to be part of such an incredible, caring team that works together to ensure each patient visit is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.

 She has 22 years of experience as a dental assistant, and holds an Associate Degree in Dental Assisting from Lake Michigan College. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with many of her three children’s school, church, and extracurricular activities. 

 Ellen Seidler

 Ellen Seidler

Ellen got her foot in the dental door as a high school junior. She worked after school at a local dental office helping the chairside assistants, and discovered a love for it. Ellen graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Lake Michigan College with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science, and is licensed with the State of Michigan as a Registered Dental Assistant.

 After working 10 years, she took a multi-year hiatus to be home with her four children. She started with Dr. Allen in 2007. She is thankful to be a part of a terrific group of people who care about each other and work together to provide our patients with positive and comfortable experiences in the dental office. 

 Some things she enjoys doing on a personal level include gardening, reading and quilting.

 Robin Priefer

 Robin Priefer

Robin takes great pride in giving patients the best experience possible during their visit at Southwest Michigan Endodontics. She uses her experience from the past 30 years to care for each patient while assisting them with a kind and compassionate attitude.  Robin has obtained her Associates in Applied Science degree from Lake Michigan College Dental Assisting program and maintains a license in Michigan to practice as a Registered Dental Assistant and is certified nationally by the Dental Assisting National Board.  Robin was also an instructor at Lake Michigan College for over 11 years where she taught dental assisting.  She earned her Bachelors of Applied Science degree from Siena Heights University in 2011. Robin is proud and blessed to be a part of the dynamic dental team at Southwest Michigan Endodontics since 2013.  Her goal is to make each patient’s experience the best they have ever had and promises to give the highest quality of care with a smile.  

In Robin’s spare time she enjoys her family, friends and outdoor activities including golf, kayaking and motorcycling.