UAB Dentistry deeply appreciates the support of its activities and initiatives provided by alumni and friends during this past year. It is a pleasure and a privilege to recognize supporters whose generosity continues to be of vital importance to the school in achieving its mission.

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UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day provides care for more than 500 underserved and homeless

UAB Dentistry Cares Community Day provides a platform for UAB faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends to join forces with the community in service to people in need.  One day each year, volunteers provide urgent dental care to low income and homeless adults.  The event grows bigger each year, with more partners and sponsors and a growing number of patients.  Read more about our 2015 event in the UAB News.


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Endowed Professorship Established in School of Dentistry

Thanks to generous donations since 2008, an endowed support becomes a professorship.  Read more about the Dr. Tommy Weatherford/Dr. Kent Palcanis Endowed Professorship in Dentistry - a gift that Changed Everything.

Winstead Lab


Gift Enables School of Dentistry to Complete High Tech Student, Patient Laboratory

Because of a generous donation from a leader in the Alabama dental industry, students and patients of the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s School of Dentistry now have a new, cutting-edge technological dental space to enhance training and care.  D. Thomas Winstead donates $500,000 to fund computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing software for milling dental prostheses and completing restorations.  Find out more about this gift that Changed Everything.

Strategic Plan


School of Dentistry aims to capitalize on best investment — its people

The UAB Dentistry team has ambitious goals for the school in the coming years in its efforts to optimize oral health in Alabama and beyond.  Over the next five years, the school will evolve its robust strategic plan initially developed in 2012. That plan reaches for excellence in the educational experience, enhances its diversity, broadens its capacity to help others in communities throughout the state, and adds to its degree, certificate and fellowship programs.  Read more about the school’s strategic plan in the UAB News.