Scholars Symposium
Scholars Symposium is a yearly celebration of the school’s rich history and current accomplishments, showcasing the achievements of students, residents, and faculty in preparing the next generation of academicians and scientists to impact oral health locally and globally.

The event highlights one of the school’s four foundational pillars, Research, and provides a venue for faculty, residents, students, staff, and guests to discuss a broad range of topics associated with the methods and outcomes of oral health, dental and craniofacial research. It also fosters interactions between the School of Dentistry and other schools across campus, as well as UAB’s interdisciplinary centers.

The theme and emphasis of this year’s symposium is Dental Public Health/Epidemiology which highlights current clinical outcomes issues in oral health and the mission of the National Dental Practice Based Research Network (NDPBRN), housed at the UAB School of Dentistry.


14th Annual School of Dentistry Scholars Symposium

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12-5p

Poster Presentations, 12:00 p.m., West Pavilion Atrium

Keynote, “A Skeptic’s Guide to Literature” by Michael Glick, DMD, 2:30 p.m., Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium

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.

Read more in UAB News.

Katz Fujihashi
Two longtime School of Dentistry faculty were honored as emeritus professors during the June 8 meeting of the University of Alabama System Board of Trustees. Kohtaro Fujihashi, DDS, Ph.D., (right) was named professor emeritus of dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Jannet Katz, DDS, Ph.D., was named professor emerita of dentistry in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry. Read more in the UAB Reporter.

White Coat
The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry is holding their annual White Coat Ceremony for incoming first-year dental students at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16 in the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center Jemison Theater, 1200 10th Ave. South.

First year students, also referred to as D1s, receive white coats that are symbolic of their entry into the dental profession. In addition, the UAB School of Dentistry Alumni Association provides lapel pins as a gift to each student, and all students sign and recite the Dentist Pledge.  Read more in the UAB Reporter.
Teeth for Two
The preterm birth rate in Alabama is the third highest in the nation, at 12 percent. For African-American women it’s much worse: 48 percent higher than for all other women in the state. The good news, according to two UAB studies, is that a simple intervention may have a major impact: teach mothers the fundamentals of oral health. Learn more in The UAB Mix.