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Our seven academic departments are devoted to teaching, research, patient care, and service within their respective disciplines. Discover more about these exceptional teams and learn about their world-class faculty who are forging the future of oral health.

Department of Clinical and Community Sciences

In the Department of Clinical and Community Sciences, our goal is to bridge the gap between clinical research in the academic setting and real-world application. This benefits both the community and academia and ultimately improves oral health outcomes for patients.

Learn more about our efforts and how you can get involved.

Department of Endodontics

Our specialized field concentrates on identifying, preventing, and treating diseases of the dental pulp and periapical tissues. As endodontists, we aim to safeguard and maintain our patients' natural teeth, one of their most valuable assets.

We strive to create a collaborative working environment and look for residents who are seeking the highest levels of excellence in clinical and didactic learning environments. Our team operates in a state-of-the-art clinic, where we offer comprehensive endodontics that prioritizes exceptional patient care and evidence-based dentistry.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Our department is comprised of world-class surgeons with one simple goal: the pursuit of excellence in education and patient care.

At UAB, we specialize in the care of patients with a wide range of deformities and diseases of the mouth, jaw, and face. From cosmetic surgery to cancer care and wisdom teeth to facial prostheses, our team provides the highest standard of surgical care for all patients and exceptional opportunities for our residents.

Department of Orthodontics

Focused on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of malocclusions, we provide excellent patient-centered orthodontic care to children and adults alike.

The Department of Orthodontics is known for our outstanding graduate programming, clinical training, and research. Our primary objective is to educate ethical, compassionate, and versatile practitioners in the art and science of orthodontics. Our residency program also provides a basis for graduates to pursue a career in academia, if desired.

Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric dentistry is the specialty of an age group rather than specific techniques. The field requires extensive knowledge of normal growth and development, behavior management, and all phases of prevention-oriented dentistry in both healthy and compromised patients.

We provide both primary and comprehensive preventive and therapeutic oral health care to individuals with special health care needs. Our postgraduate educational programs help prepare graduates for careers in community practice and/or academics and board certification in pediatric dentistry.

Department of Periodontology

At UAB Periodontology, we are committed to delivering exceptional research, education, and patient care.

As periodontists, we are experts in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of gum disease and in the surgical placement of dental implants. In a state-of-the-art facility, we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction. Our distinguished faculty continuously push the boundaries of dental science through their innovative research and educational pursuits, while our postgraduate program helps prepare residents for careers in academia and community practice. Join us on our journey towards advancing overall health through better oral health.

Department of Restorative Sciences

Our mission is to provide exceptional oral health care through comprehensive general and restorative dentistry. We cater to patients with debilitating oral health conditions, those in need of complex prosthetic care, and medically compromised populations. 

We play a crucial role in the D.M.D. curriculum and clinical activities.Our residency programs offer advanced general dentistry and specialized care that aim to restore the function and appearance of the teeth. And we take pride in our auxiliary academic programs that train and educate a skilled and effective oral health care team, catering to the needs of the current and future workforce.

Our programs aren't just about training future dentists, specialists, and auxiliary members of the oral health team, they're about preparing practitioners who are dedicated to improving the world.