How to Become a Patient at The
of Dentistry Birmingham
Thank you for your interest in the UAB School of Dentistry. We hope you will find this information helpful in answering any questions you may have about the School and its services. Should you need additional information, please call (205) 934-3000.
The mission of the UAB School of Dentistry is to continually improve the well being and oral health of the people. Dental service to the public is a very important part of the teaching program at the UAB School of Dentistry. It serves a twofold purpose:
- To train dentists for private offices, hospitals, the armed forces, and public health agencies.
- To meet, in part, the dental needs of the community.
Treatment at the UAB School of Dentistry is rendered by students under the supervision of faculty members. Only patients whose dental needs match our clinical program objectives and have the necessary time for treatment are accepted as new patients. A screening visit is necessary to determine if your dental treatment can be managed by our clinical programs.
Research is an important part of the UAB School of Dentistry’s program. Faculty members, graduate students, and dental students are engaged in research work on diseases of the mouth, teeth, improved methods of treatment, dental materials, and equipment. As a result of such research in the School and in other similar institutions, the quality of dental service available to people everywhere is improving constantly.
The UAB School of Dentistry offers interpretation services through CyraCom for over 100 languages to better serve our diverse patient population. CyraCom is the leading provider in healthcare interpretation and is exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association.
Adult Patient Registration Process
If you have a dental emergency during clinic hours and are in need of urgent care, patients are registered on a walk in basis. For the morning clinic, registration is held from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and for the afternoon clinic, registration is held from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.
If you are interested in becoming a new patient for routine comprehensive care, please call 205-934-2700 or 205-934-3000 between the hours
of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to make an appointment.
Pediatric Patient Registration Process
For patients under the age of 12, please call 205-934-4546 for information about the Pediatric Dental Clinic.
Following a patient’s initial examination, if the patient’s dental needs meet the School’s clinical program objectives, then the patient will be assigned to a student. An initial treatment plan will be outlined for the patient with the estimated fees listed for each treatment.
All work is carefully supervised by a faculty member. This review process causes the treatment to take longer than in a private practice. Patients are asked to be available at least one-half day each week for appointments. In most cases, many appointments are needed. If you cannot devote a considerable amount of time for your appointments, we suggest that you see a private practice dentist.
Payment is due at the time of service and may be paid by cash, check, or credit card.
UAB Dental Group
If you would prefer to be seen by a UAB dental faculty member, please contact the UAB Dental Group. You can schedule an appointment by calling (205) 934-2340. The Dental Faculty Private Practice is comprised of full-time faculty members who see patients in a private practice setting.