- Residency: University of Alabama at Birmingham (1985)
- Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham (1990)
- Medical School: Emory University of Dentistry (1979)
- American Board of Pediatric Dentistry (1970)
Dr. Childers is the Joseph F. Volker Endowed Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry at UAB. Dr. Childers earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Emory University in Atlanta and became certified in pediatric dentistry at UAB. He earned his doctorate of philosophy from UAB.He is a member of the American Society of Microbiology and International Association of Dental Research.