Dear Valued UAB 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. Your safety is our top priority and we ask for your patience as we implement these new safety measures and appointment protocols in all areas of patient care.

Our team looks forward to meeting your dental care needs.


Current Patients

We are now providing a full range of dental services to our patients. Please contact the clinic in which you receive your care to make an appointment for your future treatment.

New Patients

We are currently accepting first-time patients for most services. Please contact us at 205-934-2700 to schedule your new patient treatment planning appointment.

Urgent/Limited Care Patients

If you have an urgent dental need and/or want only one specific concern addressed, our Urgent/Limited Care Clinic may be the better fit for you. This is a walk-in daytime dental emergency clinic where patients are seen on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration hours are 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for the morning clinic and 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. for the afternoon clinic. For questions, call 205-934-4532.

Preparing For Your Appointments

If you have an upcoming appointment, please know that we have implemented a number of measures for everyone’s safety. These include screening, masking, and social distancing, as well as visitor and caregivers/support persons protocols.

Screening Requirement

We are conducting advance and onsite symptomatic screening, including a temperature check, for all patients, caregivers/support persons, dental students and residents, employees and visitors entering our facility. Patients should enter the building through the front (atrium) entrance on 7th Avenue S. in order to be screened.

Masking Requirement

All employees, students, residents, patients and caregivers/support persons, and visitors are required to wear a mask or face covering inside the School of Dentistry facility.

Please arrive wearing your own mask or face covering. These can be cloth masks or commercially-made masks and may include bandanas, scarves, or cloths that can be tied around your nose and mouth.

Warning! Face coverings should not be worn by:

  • Children under the age of two.
  • People who have trouble breathing.
  • Anyone unable to remove the face covering without help.

If one of the above reasons is applicable, please call 205-934-3077 prior to arrival.

Social Distancing

We have also 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.


Visitors arriving with patients will not be allowed except for those visitors meeting the compassionate caregiver/support definition outlined below.

Caregivers/Support Persons

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 a minor with an appointment in the Orthodontics or Pediatric Dentistry Clinic

All caregivers/support persons are subject to symptomatic screening to include a temperature check and must wear a mask. They must also observe proper social distancing, which must 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.

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. For additional guidance, view our emergency care information.

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