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Fresh off a day-long CPR certification course at Ostrow, Diana Sedler DDS ’16, PERIO ’19 never expected to have her lifesaving skills tested just hours later while dining at a sushi restaurant. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 “Can someone call an ambulance?!” The man’s desperate plea rang through an otherwise empty sushi restaurant in Sherman […]

Could modifiable lifestyle factors impact brain health?

USC physical therapy partners with Keck School of Medicine 
of USC for an exciting new study examining the impact of cognitive and physical activity on brain health in patients at risk for Alzheimer’s. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY It can start slowly and with slight changes. You misplace your keys. You walk into a room and can’t […]

Inspired

Trojan pediatric dentist Sara Ghaem-Maghami DDS ’88 shares the rewards and responsibilities of taking care of the profession’s most impressionable patients. BY SARA GHAEM-MAGHAMI DDS ’88 Every moment is inspiring. When I was a child, I used to look at the clock and wonder why the second hand moves so fast. Each day I wake […]

5 Things to Know About:
Rizkalla Zakhary

BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 Rizkalla Zakhary, better known as “Dr. Zak” around USC, has been a memorable educator in anatomy for generation after generation of Ostrow students. For decades, Dr. Zak oversaw the dissection of human cadavers by thousands of students aspiring to become health sciences professionals. Earlier this year, at Ostrow’s Part-Time Faculty […]

USC dental hygienist’s career hangs in balance after brutal dog attack

BY MICHELLE McCARTHY July 12, 2016 started out as a typical morning for Michelle Baum DH ’14: wake up, get dressed, brush her hair, see her boyfriend off to work and then take her beloved dog, Slate Dogg, for his daily walk around her Thousand Oaks, Calif., neighborhood before heading off to her job as […]

USC plastic, oral/maxillofacial surgeons team up to correct birth defects

Madison Carmenate and Kacey Azucar once faced challenging birth defects that could have held them back from living out their dreams. But thanks to the efforts of a team of USC maxillofacial/oral and plastic surgeons, these young women are ready to take on the world. BY STEPHANIE CORRAL Madison Carmenate can easily call Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) […]

Ostrow resident saves life with CPR training

Fresh off a day-long CPR certification course at Ostrow, Diana Sedler DDS ’16, PERIO ’19 never expected to have her lifesaving skills tested just hours later while dining at a sushi restaurant. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 “Can someone call an ambulance?!” The man’s desperate plea rang through an otherwise empty sushi restaurant in Sherman […]

Ostrow Buzz Summer 2017

Dentistry Birth defects don’t hold back two teens now ready to take on the world Thanks to USC surgeons, women born with Apert syndrome and a cleft lip deal with life on their own terms. USC alum offers free oral cancer screenings to homebound seniors With heavy dental gear in tow, Justin Urbano finds fulfillment […]

Friends of Dentistry Benefits

Friends of Dentistry members receive a variety of benefits acknowledging their special relationship with the dental school and the university. Through your one-time gift or pledge payable over five years or less, you can help the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry continue to enhance its tradition of excellence. Dean’s Level Dean level members make a gift or […]