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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC


The King in Waiting

As emergency goalie for the L.A. Kings, Eric Chiccone ’13, DDS ’18 is always just a text message away from being called down to the ice. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 All it takes is one text message. With just a few thumb strokes, L.A. Kings fan Eric Chiccone could be transformed from spectator to […]

Five Things:
Eddie Sheh DDS ’91, PROS ’99

This spring, Ostrow graduate and Professor of Clinical Dentistry Eddie Sheh was recognized with a 2018 USC Associates Award for Excellence in Teaching. For this issue, we asked Sheh’s colleagues, students and one of his dental school professors to tell us five things about the award-winning instructor: 1 As a USC dental student, Sheh immediately […]

Secret Lives: Daniel Schechter DDS ’72, Astrophotographer

For the past four decades, the Ostrow faculty member has circled the globe chasing after the perfect shots of eclipses, comets and the stars.  BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 It was on a trip to a swim meet when Matt Schechter saw it.  “Hey Dad, guess what I just saw in the Atlanta airport,” Matt said […]

A Chance to Smile Again

Stephanie Saldana hid her smile for years. Born with amelogenesis imperfect, the teenager was told she would likely lose her teeth by age 15. Then Ostrow’s Pediatric Dental Clinic stepped in to save the young lady’s smile.  BY STEPHANIE CORRAL A year and a half ago, Stephanie Saldana’s smile was a rare sight. Born with amelogenesis […]

Tongue Tied

Though Roop Mayall DDS ’18 has spoken with a stutter her entire life, she didn’t let it stop her from pursuing a career in dentistry. BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 Standing at a busy restaurant counter during the lunch rush, Roop Mayall approaches the cashier to place her order. “Name for the order, please?” he […]

Twice Blessed

Lifelong USC dentistry patient thanks Ostrow for instilling in its students a responsibility to give back. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY Every time Lara Kerr hears USC mentioned, she thinks to herself, “Aw, my people!” This reaction is the result of being helped not just once, but twice by the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. […]

2018 Friends of Dentistry Scholarship Recognition Dinner

On Feb. 9 Ostrow celebrated scholarship recipients and their benefactors at the 2018 Friends of Dentistry Scholarship Recognition Dinner. More than 100 students were awarded scholarships totaling nearly $2 million. Click here to check out photos from the evening. 

2018 Dental Explorers Program & Application

The one-week USC Dental Explorers Program (DEP) offers an exciting learning opportunity for exceptionally motivated undergraduate and post-baccalaureate students. The goal of this program is to assist in the development of a diverse pool of future professionals by introducing talented students, especially those from historically underrepresented, low socioeconomic and/or disadvantaged backgrounds to the dental profession. Priority consideration is […]