Ostrow researchers have discovered which stem cells are responsible for the growth of craniofacial bones in mice—a finding that could have a profound impact on the understanding and treatment of craniosynostosis, a birth defect that can lead to an array of physical and intellectual disabilities in humans.
Editor’s Note: Ostrow will be holding its annual Research Day on March 25, 2015. RSVP to Research Day 2015 here. Dr. Janet Moradian-Oldak shares her research on a scientific innovation that could change the way tooth decay is treated. Currently, there is no effective way to rebuild tooth enamel lost to decay. For more than two […]
Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the fall 2014 issue of TroDent. Click here for the entire issue. In 2011, Dr. David Eggleston began a Hiking/Jogging Scholarship at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. The scholarship has grown in popularity during the past three years. This year’s hike paid almost $30,000 (divided into shares) to students who participated. Those who beat Eggleston hiking to the mountaintop, and those jogging under an […]
Nearly 200 servicemembers were provided dental treatment at the Los Angeles Veteran and Families Stand Down 2014. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 From 2001 to 2009, Erick Andino served two tours of duty, nursing his fellow soldiers back to health as a U.S. Navy Corpsman during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. Five years later, […]
Meet Leslie McGovern, one of the first to graduate from Ostrow’s Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene program. BY HOPE HAMASHIGE As a practicing dental hygienist, Lesley McGovern MS ’14 was always one to take advantage of opportunities to learn. She took continuing education courses, attended meetings of the Los Angeles Dental Hygiene Society […]
Part-time faculty member and practicing dentist Mohammad Khalifeh is taking his career to the next level by pursuing an online master’s degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. BY JAMIE WETHERBE MA ’04 By any measure, Mohammad Khalifeh is a success. The 52-year-old dentist has run a Los Angeles practice for the […]
Neimar Sartori spent a large portion of his childhood in the middle of the Amazon and didn’t attend school until age 9. Now, he’s an Ostrow faculty member and conducts groundbreaking research on dental restoration and materials. BY BETH NEWCOMB MPH ’13 As a child, Neimar Sartori could have scarcely imagined he’d one day […]