The University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Dentistry’s newly renovated Faculty Practice facility is now open and accepting patients. The UAB Dental Group, in affiliation with UAB Dentistry, recently announced the completion of the $2.4 million renovation. The state-of-the-art facility will house 14 dental operation bays that are supported by the most current digital radiography, sterilization and laboratory equipment.
The new facility will give UAB faculty a clinical space commensurate with their research facilities, says Michael Reddy, DMD, D.M.Sc., dean of the School of Dentistry.
“The Faculty Practice Clinic was created to retain and attract new faculty,” Reddy said. “Master clinicians are looking for an opportunity to practice at the highest level, document their work, use it for teaching and provide better patient care. Just as we needed to develop our research facilities, we needed to develop a clinical enterprise that would enable our faculty to practice in the most optimal facilities available.”
The renovated facility, located on the fifth floor of the UAB Dentistry building, is a little larger than the previous space and more inviting to patients. Approximately 30 dental practitioners will be available to render service in a private-practice setting.
Clinic specialties available include general dentistry, endodontics, periodontics, prosthodontics and pediatric dentistry. A staff of 15 clinical and administrative personnel supports the practitioners.
The UAB Dental Group is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and accepts most major insurance plans, including MetLife Dental insurance. Call 205-934-2340 to schedule an appointment. Uninsured patients also are welcome with fees for service requested at the time of treatment.