Positions

Overview

  • Dr. Stephen Mitchell is an Associate Professor and a board-certified Pediatric Dentist. He directs the Sparks Dental Clinic, a clinic that focuses on treating patients with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Mitchell trained at UAB School of Dentistry where he earned his DMD is 1995, a certificate in Advanced General Dentistry in 1996, certificates in Pediatric Dentistry and Cariology in 2000 and a Masters in Oral Biology in 2001. His passion for providing care for patients with special health needs while training at UAB. He also strives to provide quality dental care for all pediatric populations, working with community leaders and clinics serving underserved areas. Dr. Mitchell is the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry's Public Policy Advocate for Alabama, the President of the Alabama Oral Health Coalition and a member of Alabama Medicaid's Dental Taskforce.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title Altmetric
    2019 Dental Students' Attitudes About Treating Populations That Are Low-Income Rural, Non-White, and with Special Needs: A Survey of Four Classes at a U.S. Dental SchoolJournal of Dental Education.  83:669-678. 2019
    2019 Dental Team's Role in Maternal and Child Oral Health During and After Pregnancy.Compendium of Continuing Education in Dentistry.  40:90-96. 2019
    2013 A randomized study of sodium hypochlorite versus formocresol pulpotomy in primary molar teethInternational Journal of Paediatric Dentistry.  23:145-152. 2013
    2010 Repetitive extragenic palindromic PCR for study of Streptococcus mutans diversity and transmission in human populationsJournal of Clinical Microbiology.  48:599-602. 2010
    2009 Maternal transmission of mutans streptococci in severe-early childhood cariesPediatric Dentistry.  31:193-201. 2009
    2000 Genotypic similarity of Streptococcus mutans among caries active siblings.Journal of Dental Research.  79:464-464. 2000
    1997 Purification and characterization of a cell-associated glucosyltransferase from Streptococcus sanguis.Journal of Dental Research.  76:733-733. 1997

    Research Overview

  • Dental care for patients with special health needs
    Predoctoral dental education
    Community based dental education
    Dental pulp therapy
  • Teaching Overview

  • 2000-2018 Director of Predoctoral Pediatric Dentistry
    Lecturer in D1, D3 and D4 pediatric dental courses
    Development of testing and assessment methods for dental students
    Accreditation
  • Teaching Activities

  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3325R - Pediatric Dentistry D3b R (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3145R - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2019) 2019
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2018) 2018
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2017) 2017
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT2240 - Pediatric Dentistry D2 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT5240 - Pediatric Dentistry D2 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2016) 2016
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2015) 2014 - 2015
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2015) 2014 - 2015
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2015) 2015
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT2240 - Pediatric Dentistry D2 (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2014) 2014
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT2240 - Pediatric Dentistry D2 (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2013) 2013
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT4560I - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4I (Fall Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT1210 - Case-Based Education 1 (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT2240 - Pediatric Dentistry D2 (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT3255 - Pediatric Dentistry D3b (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Spring Term 2012) 2012
  • DENT3145 - Pediatric Dentistry D3a (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT3560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D3 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT4560 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT4560I - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic D4I (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT2110 - Case-Based Education 2 (Fall Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT3215 - Pediatric Dentistry 4 (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT3380 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT4347 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic II (Spring Term 2011) 2011
  • DENT3167 - Pediatric Dentistry 3 (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT4136 - Pediatric Dentistry III (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT2110 - Pediatric Dentistry (Fall Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT3262 - Pediatric Dentistry I (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT3359 - Pediatric Dentistry II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT3380 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT4347 - Peidatric Dentistry Clinic II (Spring Term 2010) 2010
  • DENT3163 - Intro to Pediatric Dentistry (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT4136 - Pediatric Dentistry III (Fall Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT3262 - Pediatric Dentistry I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT3359 - Pediatric Dentistry II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT3380 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT4347 - Peidatric Dentistry Clinic II (Spring Term 2009) 2009
  • DENT3163 - Intro to Pediatric Dentistry (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT4136 - Pediatric Dentistry III (Fall Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT3359 - Pediatric Dentistry II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT3380 - Pediatric Dentistry Clinic I (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT4347 - Peidatric Dentistry Clinic II (Spring Term 2008) 2008
  • DENT3262 - Pediatric Dentistry I (Winter Term 2008) 2007 - 2008
  • DENT3163 - Intro to Pediatric Dentistry (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • DENT4136 - Pediatric Dentistry III (Fall Term 2007) 2007
  • Education And Training

  • UAB, Postdoctoral Research 2000
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in Dentistry, University of Alabama at Birmingham 1995
  • UAB Pediatric Dentistry, Residency 2000
  • UAB, Residency 1996
  • Awards And Honors

    Full Name

  • Stephen Mitchell