Four service programs within the Department of Restorative Sciences are described below:


School of Dentistry converted from traditional x-ray film systems to digital radiography practices in 2008. This included a vast amount of preparation, cost and effort in that all x-ray capture stations, networking and image viewing stations within the clinics came online on the same day. All images captured anywhere within the school are now available for viewing throughout utilizing the practice management system SALUD integrated with a universal viewing software system known as the Medicor Imaging Picture Archive Communication System (MIPACS Dental Enterprise Viewer). MIPACS is also used for all image enhancement needs of the digitally captured and stored radiographs. All of the systems throughout the school are also completely HIPAA compliant.

The school of Dentistry’s radiographic practices now also include several state-of-the-art x-ray systems based on the technology known as Cone Beam Dental CT (CBCT). Multiplaner and 3D images created from these devices may be rendered in almost limitless ways for a vast variety of diagnostic purposes unavailable to dentists previously.

Richard A. Weems, DMD
Associate Professor Director of Maxillofacial Imaging Center

Dental Assisting Program

The Dental Assisting Program emphasizes direct patient care through the Student Dental Health program as a service to the University and the Dental Assisting Program. The Dental Assisting Program has a one-year curriculum that typically graduates 20 students each year. The students obtain practical clinical training in the DMD and residency clinics. For more information click here.

For Information about program, Contact:

Dorothy Andrews
Office Services Specialist lll

Student Dental Health Program

Student Dental Health Program is a closed-panel health maintenance program for students enrolled in the medical, nursing, pharmacy, optometry or nurse anesthetist schools. Patients are seen after-hours to accommodate the demanding schedules of these professional students.

For Information about program, Contact:

Dorothy Andrews
Office Services Specialist lll

1917 Dental Clinic

The 1917 Dental Clinic began seeing patients in March 1995. The Dental Clinic is state-of-the-art, offering a wide range of dental services to persons with HIV and AIDS. Proper dental care should be an integral part of your health plan. The 1917 Dental Clinic’s mission is to provide you with compassionate and
professional care.

The Dental Clinic is located on the second floor of the Community Care Building, across the hall from the 1917 Clinic waiting area.

(205) 975- 9842

Hours of Operation:
9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday

Services Offered:
Routine cleaning, fillings, crowns and bridges, minor oral surgery, periodontal therapy, soft tissue diagnosis and treatment, complete dentures and partial dentures and root canals.

Appointments can be made by calling 975-9842 during regular office hours. The Dental Clinic will only accept patients infected with HIV. However, you do not have to be a patient at the 1917 Clinic to receive care at the Dental Clinic.

Payments and Insurance:
The Dental Clinic operates on a Fee for Service basis. This means the Clinic will expect payment at the time of service. A monthly payment plan can be arranged, but it must be coordinated in advance by your Social Worker. Dental Insurance is accepted and will be filed by the Dental Clinic. Any required co-payments must be made at time of service. Please be aware that Medicaid and Medicare will not cover dental procedures. An affordable monthly payment can be set up for everyone.

Dental Emergencies:
If you have a dental emergency, please call 934-3411 and ask for the Dental Resident On-Call.
The Dental Clinic exists as a result of the combined efforts of UAB’s Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine and the School of Dentistry. The 1917 Dental Clinic is one of the few service, teaching and research clinics of its kind in the United States.