David M. Sarver, D.D.S., MS

Dr. David Sarver received his Bachelor of Science degree in 1973 from Auburn University. He then graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 1977 and was named by ODK as the Outstanding Professional Student in the Medical Center. He obtained his post-doctoral master’s degree and completed his certification in orthodontics at the University of North Carolina in 1979. He then opened his practice in Birmingham in 1979.

Dr. Sarver is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists and currently serves as an adjunct professor at the University of North Carolina. In addition to his commitment to his private practice, Dr. Sarver has been very active in research and academic writing. He has authored the orthodontic text, “Esthetic Orthodontics and Orthognathic Surgery” and co-authored “Contemporary Treatment of Dentofacial Deformity“. Additionally, Dr. Sarver is a co-author of the text “Contemporary Orthodontics“, the most widely used orthodontic text in the world. Dr. Sarver’s work was featured on the Today Show in a segment by Dr. Christine Dumas and Katie Couric. Dr. Sarver’s award-winning research was also highlighted on The View in a segment with medical reporter, Dr. Christine Dumas. Most recently, Dr. Sarver was named the 2010 Distinguished Citizen of the Year by Leadership Vestavia Hills.

Dr. Sarver is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Alabama Birmingham and a Fellow in the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED).


Auburn University, 1973 B.S.
University of Alabama School of Dentistry, 1977, D.D.S.
University of North Carolina, 1979, M.S. (orthodontics certification)