Gilbert pic 2018Distinguished Professor & Chair

Dept. of Clinical and Community Sciences
School of Dentistry

Contact Information:

Office Address: SDB Room 109
Phone: 205-934-5423


University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 
BS, 1981

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DDS, 1985

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
MBA, 1999

Post-Graduate Training:

Charity Hospital of Louisiana and the Louisiana State Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, 
New Orleans, LA 
Residency, Hospital and General Dentistry, 1985-7

VA Medical Center, Bedford, MA and the Harvard University Schools of Dental Medicine, Public Health, and Medicine, Boston, MA 
Fellowship, Geriatric Dentistry, 1987-9

Harvard University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
Research Fellowship, Dental Care Administration, 1987-9

Research Description:

Dr. Gilbert is Professor and Chair of the Department of Diagnostic Sciences in the UAB School of Dentistry.  His research interests are in the fields of oral health clinical research, including clinical epidemiology and behavioral sciences research.  He currently serves as P.I. of two NIH-funded studies: a large Dental Practice-Based Research Network (; U01-DE-16747; 2005-2012) and a randomized clinical trial of xylitol for adult dental caries (U01-DE-18049; 2006-2011).  He also serves as several other grants funded by NIH.


DRC Membership Category:

Senior Scientist