Pediatric Dentistry Program
Department of Community & Public Health Dentistry
University of Alabama at Birmingham
1919 7th Avenue South - SDB 304
Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007
Phone: (205) 934-7016
Program Length and Number of Positions
This is a twenty-four month program with optional third year to receive a Master's degree commencing July 1 of each year. Five new positions are offered each year.
The program is both university and hospital based.
The University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry participates in the PASS (Postdoctoral Application Support Service - https://www.portal.passweb.org) and the National Matching Program (https://www.match.com/dentres) . Only applicants that are U.S. Citizens or Permanent Resident that have graduated from a U.S., ADA accredited dental school are eligible for the stipend position category. International students from non-English speaking foreign countries applying are required to take TOEFL exam as part of their application. Application materials can be obtained from your dental school or by contacting PASS. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the UAB School of Dentistry Postgraduate Admissions Office the necessary paperwork requested in the application process https://www.uab.edu/dentistry/home/departments-programs/pediatric-dentistry/postdoctoral-programs/application
The program in pediatric dentistry prepares professionals for a career in community practice and/or academics. Each program may be tailored to fulfill the needs and interests of each student and satisfy the qualifications for certification by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. The Department has two options for advanced educational programs:
Stipend residency for US citizens, trained in US dental schools.
Certificate (24 month program)
The International Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Residency (36 month program)
International Pediatric Dentistry Clinical Residency Certificate
MS in Dentistry, General (Or Emphasis in Oral Biology)
All required clinical and didactic objectives of an accredited program are available including rotation in pediatric anesthesia at Children's Hospital of Alabama. Emphasis is placed on (1) comprehensive care for children and adolescents including special and medically compromised patients, (2) preventive dentistry, and (3) malocclusion management.
Program Stipend and Tuition
Certificate Tract: Stipends are available to U.S. citizens depending on availability of funds and range from $16,250 - $24,848 per year. Tuition is approximately $11,606 per year for in-state positions.Out-of-state tuition is $60,000 per year. 35.3% fringe benefit rate.
Additional funds may be available for graduate assistant teaching positions for second and optional third year students. Non U.S. citizens are also eligible for these assistant teaching positions if funds are available.
Other Tracts: Details of stipend support for other tracts are available on request.
- University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry
- The UAB Civitan-Sparks Clinic for Developmental and Learning Disorders
- Children's of Alabama Hospital
Applications are required by September 15th, which contain the following:
- Completed application form
- Transcripts of dental and predental education
- National Board or GRE scores
- Professional experiences
- TOEFL score and evidence of financial support (Foreign applicants only).
- Photo, match number and $25 processing fee sent to the Director of Advanced Dental Education, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Dentistry, 1919 7th Avenue South, Box 92, Birmingham, Alabama 35294-0007
- Complete curriculum with broad base of clinical experiences.
- Extensive and diversified patient population.
- Research opportunities with experienced scientists.
- Flexible options for academic development.
*Janice G. Jackson, D.M.D., Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Program Director, Postgraduate Program
*Stephen C. Mitchell, D.M.D., Associate Professor
Kyounga Cheon, D.D.S., M.S., Assistant Professor, Interim Director, Predoctoral Program and Pediatric Dentistry Dental Clinic
Ping Zhang, D.D.S., M.S., Associate Professor
*John B. Thornton, D.M.D., M.A., Professor Emeritus
Sue Nimer Young, D.M.D., M.S., Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
*Sory "Chuck" Shannon, D.M.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
*H. Patrick Stanley, D.M.D., Adjunct Associate Professor
Michael Keller, D.D.S., Adjunct Instructor
Kimberly Carr, D.M.D., M.S., Adjunct Associate Professor
*Donald T. Norby, D.M.D., Adjunct Instructor
*Marcus Moss, D.M.D., Adjunct Instructor
*Tabitha Jarman-Gatrey, D.M.D., Adjunct Assistant Professor
*William A. Lovell, D.D.S., D.M.D., Adjunct Instructor
Baker Chambliss, D.M.D., Adjunct Instructor
Leanne Bowman, D.M.D., Adjunct Instructor
*Noel K. Childers, D.D.S., M.S., Ph.D., Adjunct Professor
*David Merritt, D.M.D., M.S.
*John J. Flowers, D.M.D.
Gerald S. Samson, D.D.S.
Eric Lowenhaupt, D.D.S.
*Richard Simpson, D.M.D.
* Board Certified
|Program Faculty:||5 Full-Time
13 Board Certified
|Program Length:||24 Total Months
July 1 Start Date
|State Licensure:||Restricted License Available|
|Number of Entering Positions:||5|
|Tuition In-State:||11,606 First Year
11,606 Second Year
11,606 Third Year
|Tuition Out-Of-State:||60,000 First Year
60,000 Second Year
60,000 Third Year
|Salary/Stipend:||16,250 First Year
24,848 Second Year
Varies Third Year
September 15 Deadline
|Participant in National
|Participant in PASS:||Yes|
|Only US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|US citizens from foreign dental
|Non-US citizens from ADA
accredited dental schools
|Non-US citizens from foreign
dental schools considered:
|Acceptance Applicant Ratio:||1:1|
Infant Oral Health
Minimal and Moderate Sedations
Special Health Care Needs
Data Collection Project
|Teaching Experience:||1 Clinic Half-Days
3 Clinic Receptionist
6 Dental Assistants
5 Dental Hygienists