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Address:1720 2nd Ave S., SDB 610Birmingham AL 35294-0007
Department/section chair:Ashraf F. Fouad, DDS, MS
Predoctoral director:Shandra Coble, DMD
Contact person:Wynde L. Winter
Program website:
Application method:


Application submission:All applicants will need to submit their unofficial transcripts through the online ADEA application. Only those who are selected will need to send a certified copy of their transcripts from the institutions they attended to the UAB School of Dentistry Post Graduate Admission Office. ADEA Pass website at
Application deadline:Application submission deadline is July 15
Application fee:$50
Annual start date:July 1
Accreditation status:A1 (Approval without reporting requirements)
Full-time faculty members:3
Part-time faculty members:1
Full-time Board certified:2
Part-time Board certified:0
Volunteer Board certified:0
Accept internationally trained dentists?Yes
Degrees/certificates offered:
  • Certificate
  • M.S.
  • Ph.D.
  • M.S.D.
Length of program in months:
  • Certificate: 24
  • M.S.: 24 or more
  • Ph.D.: 36 or more
  • M.S.D.: 24 or more
State license required?No
Must the license be from the state where the sponsoring institution is located?No
  • Dental degree from any national or international dental school
  • Number of required letters of recommendation
  • Class rank
  • National Board scores along with minimum score,
    if required
Ratio of acceptance to applicants:1-to-25
Tuition per year:$15,000 (subject to change)
Salary amount:$0
Stipend amount:$4,800 (subject to change)
Required graduate preclinical technique course:No
First-year enrollment:Certificate and/or M.S. Program
Percent of time spent in courses/lectures/seminars:25%
Percent of time spent in research:10%
Percent of time spent in clinical care:55%
Percent of time spent in teaching:10%
Percent of time spent on-call and/or in emergency clinic:Rotating night on call
Clinical setting:Dental school
Average number of nonsurgical procedures completed per resident:More than 250
Research requirements:Research results in a publishable manuscript
Residency programs available in other dental specialties at sponsoring institution:
  • Pediatric Dentistry
  • Prosthodontics
  • Orthodontics
  • Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Periodontics
  • Public Health
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