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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

The Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Children’s of Alabama specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of oral and craniofacial abnormalities. 

The goal of the Oral and Maxillofacial Department is to provide the best patient care in order to train the next generation. The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) offers the Advanced Education Program, designed to meet the requirements of the American Board of Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgery. This program is accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.

Oral and Maxillofacial diagnostic and follow-up services are provided in Clinic 12, 2nd Floor, Lowder Building. Conditions treated include:

  • Facial trauma
  • Bone grafts
  • Dental implants and extractions
  • Impacted teeth and wisdom teeth
  • Oral lesions
  • Cysts and tumors
  • Management of facial asymmetries or deformities
  • TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disorder
  • Sleep apnea

Outpatient services such as dental extractions, including removal of wisdom teeth, frenectomy, biopsy and other procedures are available with conscious sedation through the Children’s of Alabama services.

Download the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Brochure

Our Team


Katherine K. Powell DMD, MD
Associate Professor and Program Director of the Residency Training Program
UAB Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Cleft Craniofacial Surgery, Orthognathic Surgery, Benign Tumors, Dentoalveolar Surgery

Certifications: ABOMS

Professional Organizations:
ADA, ACPA, Birmingham District Dental Society,
AAOMS, Alabama Society of Oral Maxillofacial
Surgery, Alabama Dental Association

Brian Kinard, DMD, MD
Assistant Professor
UAB Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Associated Programs:
Orthognathic surgery, Sleep Disorder, Airway

Adolescent cleft care, orthognathic surgery (corrective jaw surgery)

Our Staff

Stacy Martin, RN, Clinic Coordinator 
Bethany Fuller, Clinical Assistant
Michelle Grooms, RN
Allison Glover, RN
Kate Howard, RN
Tiffany Oden, Oral Surgery Assistant


Russell Campus
Children’s of Alabama
OMS Clinic 12.  Lowder building, 2nd floor
1600 7th Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233

Appointments and Surgery Scheduling
Kitty McBride 205-987-1173, Option 2