Dear Valued UAB Dentistry Patient:

UAB School of Dentistry is committed to providing a safe patient care experience. If you have an upcoming appointment, please know that we have implemented screening, masking, and visitor requirements as safety measures for patients and employees throughout our clinical operations. These measures comply with Alabama Board of Dental Examiners and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, as well as UAB campus requirements. Your safety is our top priority and our team looks forward to serving you.

Building Entry

Patients should enter the building through the front (atrium) entrance on 7th Avenue S. and access the building through the first floor. Doors will open at 7:30 a.m. and close at 5:30 p.m. weekdays.

Screening Requirement

We are conducting symptomatic screening questions for all patients when scheduling your appointment and at registration.

Masking Requirement

Masks are required where patient care is being delivered. Please arrive with 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. Face coverings are not required for patients under the age of two. If you have a medical condition that may interfere with your ability to wear a mask, please contact your provider or patient relations at 205-934-3077.

Visitor Guidelines

UAB School of Dentistry recognizes the importance of caregivers in the oral health care of our patients. In order to reduce possible exposure to COVID-19, particularly when community transmission levels are high, we continue to follow CDC recommendations and continue to limit visitors to UAB Dentistry clinical facilities.

All visiting caregivers must adhere to the following:

  • Those who are COVID-positive should not visit in patient areas.
  • Masks should be worn in UAB Dentistry facilities by those who have had contact with anyone within the past 10 days who has COVID-19 or by those who have any of the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath, body aches new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, or congestion.
  • In general, up to 2 visitors at a time are allowed to be present with a patient where space permits. Certain exceptions depending on patient needs will be determined by the care team.
  • Visitors must practice appropriate hand hygiene and limit the touching of surfaces in patient care areas.
  • Patients and visitors must enter through the front door and access the building through the first floor.

While the updated UAB Visitor Guidance impacts the masking policy for public areas, it does not change the adherence to the infection control protocols regarding PPE for clinical care.