Dear Valued UAB School of Dentistry Patient:

UAB School of Dentistry is committed to providing a safe patient care experience during the COVID-19 outbreak. Therefore, a number of safety measures for patients and employees that comply with Alabama Board of Dental Examiners and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines have been implemented throughout our clinical operations. Our team looks forward to meeting your dental care needs. Your safety is our top priority and we ask for your patience as several new safety measures are introduced in all areas of patient care.

Current Patient Appointments

The School is currently providing patient care with limited treatment options beginning May 18, 2020. Please contact the clinic in which you receive your care to arrange your future treatment. Below is a list of clinic phone numbers:

  • Comprehensive Care (general dentistry student clinic) - (205) 934-5918
  • Advanced General Dentistry (special needs patients: hospital dentistry) - (205) 934-2552
  • Endodontics (root canal) - (205) 934-4122
  • Maxillofacial Prosthetics (Special needs patients: acquired, congenital, and traumatic intraoral and extraoral defects) - (205) 934-3356
  • Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (tooth removal, implants) - (205) 934-4507
  • Orthodontics (braces) - (205) 934-4536
  • Pediatric Dentistry (children’s dentistry: infant to 18 years) - (205) 638-9161
  • Periodontology (gum disease, implants) - (205) 934-4551
  • Prosthodontics (dentures, crowns and bridges) - (205) 934-4540
  • Research
    • BioHorizons Research Clinic - (205) 996-5747
    • Periodontal Research Clinic - (205) 934-1503
  • UAB Dental Group – Faculty (Private) Practice - (205) 934-2340

Preparing For Your Appointments

If you have an upcoming appointment at the UAB School of Dentistry, please know that we are conducting symptomatic screening for all patients, caregivers, and employees at the main entrance to include a temperature check. Also, we have made changes to the waiting areas to promote social distancing, so please follow the instructions on the signs and do not move any chairs or furniture.

  • Masks: To comply with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines, as well as a city of Birmingham order, all patients, caregivers, and employees are required to wear a mask or face covering inside the School of Dentistry. To preserve our limited supply of masks for dental care providers, we ask that patients and caregivers arrive wearing their own mask or face covering. These can be cloth masks or commercially made masks.
  • Visitors: Visitors will not be allowed except for those visitors meeting the compassionate caregiver/support definition outlined below.

One caregiver/support person will be allowed to accompany the patient only when one of the following circumstances are met:

  • Patient has cognitive and/or memory disorder
  • Patient is undergoing dental surgery with IV sedation
  • Patient is undergoing dental surgery with IV sedation

All caregiver/support persons must wear a mask.

Symptomatic screening to include a temperature check will be conducted at a specified entrance. Proper social distancing at 6 feet will be maintained at all times while within the facility. Visitors who do not qualify as a compassionate caregiver/support person will be asked to remain in their car until the patient visit is complete.

New Patients Appointments

At this time, the UAB School of Dentistry is not able to schedule new patient appointments. As we continue to increase our clinical operations, we plan to accept new patients. We appreciate your interest in our services and look forward to serving your dental needs in the near future.

After-Hours Emergencies

If you are a current patient and have a dental emergency, please contact the UAB Call Center at (205) 934-3411 and ask the operator to page the Hospital Dentistry resident on-call.

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