I am honored to serve as your 2017 University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association President. As an alumnus, I am extremely proud of our school’s tradition of excellence. Since opening its doors in 1948, the UAB School of Dentistry has been the nation’s premier dental school. We are nationally renowned for clinical excellence, renovation, and research.
With an eye on the past, I also see that our future is brighter than ever. The UAB School of Dentistry is ranked number one in research funding. One hundred percent of our graduating students pass the national boards, and our award winning faculty provide the best clinical instruction anywhere. I am inspired by the confidence of our Dean, Dr. Michael Reddy. His positive outlook and “can do” attitude are traits which I hope all School of Dentistry students will emulate.
The Alumni Association’s mission is to support our school and provide outstanding programs and services for our graduates. As an alumnus, you are among a special group. We provide leadership within organized dentistry and our communities across the state and nation. We welcome all practicing dentists to participate and join the Alumni Association.
Some of the things I would like to accomplish during my term as president include 1) developing more programs for young alumni, 2) providing more financial support to the UAB School of Dentistry, especially in the realm of endowments, 3) strengthening our relationship with organized dentistry, and 4) ensuring that Alumni Weekend and our other traditional programs address the educational needs of our members.
We value your input and participation. Please contact our Alumni Office anytime for assistance!
Robert S. Jones, DMD
Alumni Assoc. President
As a member of the University of Alabama School of Dentistry Alumni Association, our members enjoy many benefits. Annual dues are $75 or $35 for young alumni (graduated 2-5 years out). DMD graduates receive a complimentary membership for their first year after graduating. Benefits include:
- Subscription to the DentAlumni newsletter & other publications
- Invitations to alumni and school events
- Discounted Alumni Weekend registration fee
- Alumni Office assistance
- Membership in the UAB National Alumni Society
- Travel and scholarship support of current dental students
- Discounts on travel, auto rentals, insurance, and other products
- Discounts on UAB events