USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Academic Programs

Students studying in a groupDoctor of Dental Surgery (DDS)

The innovative learner-centered curriculum of the Ostrow School’s DDS program gives students comprehensive clinical training and thorough preparation in the very latest techniques for advanced oral health care.

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Dental Hygiene Programs (BS, BS/DDS)

The Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene degree prepares students for a rapidly growing profession as an important member of the dental health team. The DH/DDS Pathway is a selective six-year program that leads to both the bachelor’s degree and the Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

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Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (DDS)

The Advanced Standing Program for International Students is custom-tailored to meet the needs of dentists trained in other countries who wish to earn a DDS degree.

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Advanced Education Certificate Programs

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC offers advanced dental education programs leading to a certificate or a combined degree and certificate in the following clinical specialties.

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Craniofacial Biology PhD Program

The Doctorate of Philosophy in Craniofacial Biology prepares students for careers in academic environments as clinical scholars or as members of multidisciplinary teams of health professionals in academic research centers.

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Distance Learning Master’s & Certificate Programs

Ostrow offers several innovative programs aimed at practicing dentists who wish to improve their clinical skills while maintaining their current practice schedule.

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Learning Objectives for Academic Programs

Dental Program Objectives