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Scholarships

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has an online scholarship database where you can apply for more than $2 million in awards. Fill out the application at usc.academicworks.com/applications then select Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry application. For questions contact the Ostrow Office of Financial Aid at uscdfa@usc.edu or 213-740-2861.

Testing

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 Drilling, filling and X-rays: Undergrads learn what it’s like to be a first-year dental student USC’s Dental Explorers program introduces minority students to dentistry and its specialties, including orthodontics and pediatrics. Birth defects don’t hold back two teens now ready to take on the world Thanks to USC surgeons, women born with Apert syndrome […]