In the heart of UAB’s academic medical center sits one of the nation’s premier schools of dentistry. With a world-class faculty and state-of-the-art facilities and technology, the UAB School of Dentistry is consistently among the top ranked in research funding. Students and residents work within a collaborative health care setting and have a variety of opportunities to engage with the practice community throughout their academic pursuits.

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D.M.D. Program

D.M.D. Program

D.M.D.

Our predoctoral (DMD) dental education program provides robust clinical experiences and exposure to oral health research to help you prepare for a career as a general dentist or use as a foundation for other career options within oral health.

Our predoctoral dental education program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

M.S. Degree in Dentistry

M.S. Degree in Dentistry

Masters

If you’re interested in academic dentistry, then we have options for you! If you hold a B.S., a B.A. with a science major, or a D.M.D., D.D.S, or B.D.S. degree, you'll have the opportunity to earn an M.S. in Dentistry with a focus on Dental Biomaterials or Oral Biology. Those with a D.M.D., D.D.S, or B.D.S. degree who have been accepted to a postdoctoral residency program in Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Periodontology, or Prosthodontics can apply in order to pursue an M.S.

D.M.D./Ph.D. Program

D.M.D./Ph.D. Program

D.M.D., Ph.D.

Are you interested in the academic side of dentistry? Check out our innovative, integrated clinician-scientist program.

D.M.D./M.B.A. Program

D.M.D./M.B.A. Program

D.M.D., Masters

When you own a practice, you’re both a dentist and an entrepreneur. Get a jump start on setting up your own dental practice with an extra foundation in business.

International Dentist Program (IDP)

International Dentist Program (IDP)

D.M.D., International

Our IDP program offers non-US trained dentists the opportunity to earn a DMD degree through this 2.5 year program.

Pipeline Programs

Pipeline Programs

Pathway

Pipeline programs provide coursework and educational experiences to students belonging to communities underrepresented in the health professions. These programs can help provide a transition from undergraduate to predoctoral dental education.

Blaze to D.M.D. Program

Blaze to D.M.D. Program

Pathway

The Blaze to DMD Program is an 11-month pathway designed for students who have the potential to succeed in dentistry and need more academic preparation in basic sciences before entering predoctoral dental education.

Endodontics

Endodontics

Residency, M.S.

Endodontists help patients retain their natural teeth through procedures such as root canals, root surgery, and the management of traumatic tooth injuries.

Our advanced dental education program in endodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Residency, Head & Neck Oncology Fellowship

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons diagnose and surgically treat a wide range of diseases and conditions, including cleft lip and palate; facial injuries; and head, neck and oral cancers, among other conditions.

Our advanced dental education program in oral & maxillofacial surgery is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Orthodontics

Orthodontics

Residency, Mini Residency, M.S., International

Orthodontics extends beyond straightening children’s teeth with braces. Orthodontists utilize fixed and removable dental devices to correct teeth and jaw irregularities in people of any age.

Our advanced dental education program in orthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Periodontics

Periodontics

Residency, M.S., Ph.D.

Periodontists treat the gums and other tissue and underlying bones that support the teeth. They also place and repair dental implants.

Our advanced dental education program in periodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Pediatric Dentistry

Pediatric Dentistry

Residency, M.S., International

Pediatric dentists have the opportunity not only to treat children for a range of conditions and diseases related to oral health, from cavities to dental caries, but also to educate patients and their parents about why dental care is so important.

Our advanced dental education program in pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Prosthodontics

Prosthodontics

Residency, M.S.

Prosthodontists replace missing teeth with fixed or removable appliances, such as dentures, bridges and dental implants. A prosthodontist can also specialize in temporomandibular disorders, among other areas.

Our advanced dental education program in prosthodontics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Maxillofacial Prosthetics

Residency

A subspecialty of Prosthodontics, Maxillofacial Prosthetics focuses on patients with defects or disabilities that were present when born or developed due to disease or trauma. Maxillofacial Prosthodontists, often working cooperatively with other related specialties, develop prostheses that can replace missing areas of bone or tissue and restore oral functions such as swallowing, speech, and chewing.

Our advanced dental education program in maxillofacial prosthetics is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and General Practice Residency (GPR)

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and General Practice Residency (GPR)

Residency

Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) and General Practice Residency (GPR) programs can help you sharpen your skills and knowledge in dentistry and expand your career options and scope of practice. AEGD can help residents advance their skills in general dentistry, while GPR residents functions as part of an interdisciplinary health care team that provides life-altering treatment for medically compromised patients in a hospital setting.

Our advanced dental education programs in AEGD and GPR are accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.

Dental Assisting

Dental Assisting

Are you a people person? Interested in a career in healthcare? Want to help people smile? If your answer is yes, a career in dental assisting might be right for you. Our yearlong program offers a broad range of clinical experiences and helps position graduates to serve as part of an oral health team.

Fast Facts

Robust clinical experiences and research opportunities

Competency-based programs focused on outcomes and real-world performance

Multiple student organizations and opportunities to engage with Organized Dentistry

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