The Department of Pediatric Dentistry faculty includes 7 full-time and 9 part-time members, as well as 12 adjunct faculty. It offers an Advanced Educational Program in Pediatric Dentistry, which is designed to provide the educational background and atmosphere necessary for training future clinical and academic leaders in Pediatric Dentistry. Advanced education provides students with an in-depth understanding of, and clinical expertise in, the practice of dentistry for children and others with developmental disabilities.
Pediatric dentistry is a specialty of an age group rather than a specific technique; therefore, extensive knowledge concerning normal growth and development, behavior management, and all phases of prevention-oriented dentistry in healthy and compromised patients is required. The programs in Pediatric Dentistry prepare students for careers in community practice and/or academics and board certification status in pediatric dentistry.
The department has 4 FTE of faculty involved in funded NIH research projects with approximately $2.0 million in annual research support. In addition, the Department has access to sophisticated and advanced laboratory equipment within the School of Dentistry and the many UAB Centers.
Department of Pediatric Dentistry
School of Dentistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1919 7th Avenue South, SDB 304
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007
Telephone: (205) 934-1315
Fax Number: (205) 934-7013