Complementing their work in general dentistry and specialty clinics within the School of Dentistry, our third and fourth year dental students have opportunities to serve communities across the state, thereby broadening their clinical experiences, through shifts at appropriate healthcare sites.

External Rotations

All third and fourth year dental students rotate through a variety of external sites as part of their clinical assignments.

  • Pinson DentaQuest Dental Clinic

    Pinson DentaQuest Dental Clinic is a new non-profit dental program partner in Pinson, AL, about a 40 minute drive from UAB. The site offers third and fourth year students a pediatric dentistry focused experience.

  • Cahaba Valley Health Care Dental Clinic

    Cahaba Valley Health Care Dental Clinic will start serving as an external clinical rotation site for third and fourth year dental students beginning in July 2019. This site serves low-income patients of Jefferson County and will provide students with an emergent and primary care focused experience.

Voluntary SEARCH Rotations

Through our SEARCH Program (Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health), fourth year dental students who are finishing their requirements can volunteer for service at a number of regional external, community-based rotation sites. This gives them the opportunity to view dentistry within a community setting, serving patient populations that they may not be familiar with and giving them an even broader view of the world.

  • Quality of Life Health Complex

    Quality of Life Health Complex is located in Gadsden, Alabama. With a number of dentists and hygienists at this site, services include routine dental exams, extractions, fillings, cleanings, teeth bleaching, treatment for abscessed teeth, treatment for tooth decay, treatment for gum disease, and x-rays.

  • Franklin Primary Health Center

    A multi-site center, Franklin Primary Health Center enables citizens to receive top-quality, affordable health care. The newest location, in Mobile's new Martin Luther King Jr. Medical Center, is a 40,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art medical complex that houses a wide variety of primary health specialties to the underserved and the underinsured citizens of Mobile County.

  • Maude Whatley Dental Clinic

    Maude Whatley Dental Clinic in Tuscaloosa is an ultramodern, 18-exam-room primary-care facility. Services include pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, family medicine, X-ray, laboratory, pharmacy, social services, nutrition, parenting classes, and dental care.

  • Poarch Band-Creek Indians Health Department Dental Clinic

    Located in Atmore and built in 2004 along a major corridor running through Alabama, Poarch Band-Creek Indians Health Department Dental Clinic is unique in the cutting-edge preventive work and collaborations with the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This facility provides oral surgery and pediatric dental care.

  • River Region Health Center

    River Region Health Center houses medical and medical clinic operations. Dental care is provided in five treatment rooms by several dentists and hygienists.

  • HEALS Dental Clinic

    HEALS Dental Clinic is a school-based pediatric dental facility located in Huntsville, Alabama. It operates through the voluntary efforts of local pediatric dentists and accepts fourth year student volunteers in the second semester of their senior year.