Dr. Kathryn J. Hoar

Dr. Kathy Hoar has been practicing pediatric dentistry in the Gardendale area since 1980. An Atlanta native, she came to Birmingham in the early 1970s and never left. She and her husband Wayne have one grown son, Alex.

Dr. Kathy attended Auburn University and the University of Alabama in Birmingham, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry in 1974. She received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1978. At that time she was selected as a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honorary Society and received the Mosby Scholarship Award. Later, she went on to specialize in pediatric dentistry, completing her internship and residency at UAB in conjunction with Children’s Hospital and Chauncey Sparks Center.

Dr. Kathy is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, past president of the Birmingham Pediatric Dental Association, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric dentistry-past board member, the Alabama Dental Association, and the Birmingham District Dental Association.

“I feel so incredibly blessed to be a pediatric dentist. Working with kids is such a privilege and joy.”


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