About the Practice


Welcome to our Practice

University General Dentistry is a comprehensive family dental practice that’s been serving the Tuscaloosa and North River areas for many years. Our friendly team is equipped to provide just about every type of dental care you and your family may need.


Friendly and knowledgeable dentistry

Whether you’re looking for a general dentist for the long-term care of your and your family’s oral health, or are in need of restorative or cosmetic dentistry, University General Dentistry is the friendly practice to manage your dental care.

Dr. Roe, our award-winning mouth reconstruction specialist, is one of the most respected in his field and even teaches implant procedure to other dentists. He happily takes on any case considered to be challenging. Dr. Turnipseed draws from his years of experience with many cosmetic solutions, such as veneers, crowns, teeth whitening and more. You can confidently bring any family member to Dr. Nelson, who’s also been recognized for his work with children. Dr. Reed strives to alleviate any patient’s fears while providing the highest quality dentistry available for the entire family. Routine cleaning visits are expertly handled by our veteran hygienists.

Our team is committed to building a long-term working relationship with our patients from the start. We take a comprehensive approach to your smile rehabilitation, giving you choices and working around any limitations. Our goal for you is oral health for a lifetime.


Our staff help you remain comfortable during your visit.

Comfortable, gentle and relaxing care

Along with giving you friendly service, we really pay attention to your questions and concerns and don’t rush through the visit. We take the time to explain any procedure before starting it – we want you to have the reassurance of making informed decisions about your treatment.

We understand that the idea of going to the dentist can make a person feel apprehensive, so it’s important to us to make your visits relaxing. For this reason, we provide blankets, pillows, TVs and even massage chairs for your comfort.

We’re experienced at using gentle techniques for any needed injections to keep your treatments as painless as possible.


Our staff help you remain comfortable during your visit.


Panoramic X-rays are used to get a detailed look at your teeth and gums.

High-tech dentistry

Much advancement has been made in dental technology in the last decade. We utilize state-of-the-art equipment to make your treatment more accurate and comfortable than ever. For example, lasers have become an indispensable tool that has eliminated much of the discomfort of earlier techniques. Our skillful hygienists are equipped with the latest in cleaning tools, making teeth cleaning easier, gentler and more effective than in the past.

Learn more about technology we use.

Missing teeth? We have the solution

A dental implant is a titanium post that is inserted into the bone and is used to support a dental restoration, such as a porcelain crown, bridge or denture. There are both health and cosmetic advantages to dental implants as compared to other tooth replacement options.

Prosthodontist, Dr. William Roe has been placing dental implants for over ten years and has placed hundreds of dental implants for his patients. He will explain all of your options for replacing your missing teeth in a complimentary dental implant consultation.

Learn more about Dental Implants.

Dentistry for the whole family

We love helping families and welcome you and your small ones, as well as seniors. Each age group has its own dental challenges, and we are trained and experienced in helping patients from 2 to 92 (or more).

Learn more about our Family Dentistry services.

To make an appointment, call 855-440-2467 or click here to request an appointment online.