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SOD ranked among top in world

SOD ranked among top in world

UAB School of Dentistry is ranked among the world's top 25 dental schools according to Shanghai's-Ranking's 2018 Academic Ranking of World Universities. Among 12 other American schools, the ranking reflects our commitment to lead oral health through premier research, education and patient care. Ranking factors include publications and influential awards, with an emphasis on research performance and reputation.

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Gilbert elevated to Distinguished Professor in Dentistry

Gilbert elevated to Distinguished Professor in Dentistry

The University of Alabama System Board of Trustees awarded the rank of Distinguished Professor in Dentistry to Gregg Gilbert, DDS, during its meeting June 8.

Gilbert joined UAB in 2000 as a professor and chair in the Department of Diagnostic Sciences, later reorganized into the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences. He also is a senior scientist in UAB’s Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, Center for Diabetes Research, Lister Hill Center for Health Policy, and Center for Aging and Center for the Study of Community Health.

Following his longtime vision to improve oral health by conducting dental practice-based research, Gilbert formed the Alabama Dental Practice Based Research Network, a consortium of dentists, to expedite the application of scientific discoveries into everyday clinical practice. The project was funded through a grant from UAB Health Services Foundation.

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Davis named ADA’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year

Davis named ADA’s 2018 Humanitarian of the Year

Dr. T. Bob Davis (SOD 1967) was awarded the prestigious 2018 Humanitarian of the Year Award from the American Dental Association for his continuous efforts to serve those in need in various countries including Mexico, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Dr. Davis is the immediate past president of the Academy of Dentistry International and has brought more than 1,500 dental students and about 500 dentists on his dental humanitarian mission trips over the past 36 years.

T. Bob Davis is a native of Troy, Alabama, USA, having had spent his undergraduate years initially at Mars Hill Junior College in 1961 and later completed his B.A in Chemistry at Howards College/Samford University. T. Bob then continued his passion for learning by completing his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1967 from the University of Alabama’s School of Dentistry.

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SOD holds annual outreach event

SOD holds annual outreach event

More than 350 underserved and homeless people in the Birmingham area received teeth cleanings, fillings and extractions at no cost as part of the school's sixth annual outreach event.

The event, UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day, took place Oct. 31 with help from sponsors, donors and community agencies. More than 400 volunteers participated.

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