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Inspired

BY CAMILLE NISHIKAWA DDS ’10 My normal day involves playing animal games, singing songs, cleaning out “sugar bugs” and painting teeth. Who wouldn’t love stepping back into your childhood every day? Specializing in pediatric dentistry was not my original plan, but following my passion led me to the profession that I love. Although I always […]

Digital Dentistry

Dentures, a few clicks away. This fall, Ostrow introduced into its already robust digital workflow the opportunity for students to learn to use 3-D printing technology to create removable partial and complete dentures for their patients. The groundbreaking move — USC is one of the nation’s first dental schools to do this on a large […]

5 Things to Know About Jianfu Chen

BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 Meet Jianfu “Jeffrey” Chen, a new assistant professor and biomedical engineering researcher, who, earlier this year, joined Ostrow’s Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB) to conduct research in pediatric brain disorders and neurodegeneration. Here are five things to know about the newest addition to Ostrow’s research faculty: 1. Chen’s research […]

Ostrow’s Got Talent: Truman Nguyen DDS ’18

As one of the nation’s top dental schools, Ostrow has long had some of the nation’s most talented and promising dental students walking its halls. But many students’ gifts extend far beyond the dental cubicle, with some having distinguished themselves in many other fields, including sports and the arts. Meet five such students who share […]

Ostrow’s Got Talent: Tan Khuu DDS ’18

As one of the nation’s top dental schools, Ostrow has long had some of the nation’s most talented and promising dental students walking its halls. But many students’ gifts extend far beyond the dental cubicle, with some having distinguished themselves in many other fields, including sports and the arts. Meet five such students who share […]

Ostrow’s Got Talent: Teddy Baum DDS ’21

As one of the nation’s top dental schools, Ostrow has long had some of the nation’s most talented and promising dental students walking its halls. But many students’ gifts extend far beyond the dental cubicle, with some having distinguished themselves in many other fields, including sports and the arts. Meet five such students who share […]

Ostrow’s Got Talent: Corey Bernstein DDS ’19

As one of the nation’s top dental schools, Ostrow has long had some of the nation’s most talented and promising dental students walking its halls. But many students’ gifts extend far beyond the dental cubicle, with some having distinguished themselves in many other fields, including sports and the arts. Meet five such students who share […]

Ostrow’s Got Talent: Fujon Anayati DH ’19

As one of the nation’s top dental schools, Ostrow has long had some of the nation’s most talented and promising dental students walking its halls. But many students’ gifts extend far beyond the dental cubicle, with some having distinguished themselves in many other fields, including sports and the arts. Meet five such students who share […]

Delivering Smiles Under Pressure

Ostrow faculty and students work together to provide urgent care to patients in pain and keep them coming back for regular check-ups. BY STEPHANIE CORRAL For nearly a week, Julia Fregoso experienced tooth pain so severe that she was unable to sleep, let alone eat or drink. The pain, resulting from a molar she broke […]

Photographing Bhutan

Rather than settling into retirement, Ostrow alumnus Barry Shaffer ’70, DDS ’74 is following his long dental career with a new life as a successful photographer. BY SUSAN BELL With its steady rumble of traffic, Encino’s bustling Ventura Boulevard could not seem more far removed from the peace, the pristine air and the sweeping mountain […]