Showcasing advancement, humanizing the practice.
Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need to become the best.
—Avishai Sadan, DMD, MBA
Dean, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Professor of Dentistry
WHAT IF I TOLD YOU THAT TAKING CHARGE OF YOUR HEALTH and having confidence as a patient can reduce the chances of you having a higher body mass index (BMI), needing preventative care and using the emergency room, while increasing the chances of you having better clinical indicators (such as blood pressure, lipids, triglycerides, A1C)?2 […]
The data repository allows craniofacial scientists to share data, which could ultimately lead to improved care for patients with craniofacial developmental disorders. RAPID TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PAST DECADE have allowed scientists to generate more data than ever before. At the same time, increased calls for transparency, reproducibility and data sharing in the scientific community […]
Single-use gowns, paper towels, gloves, plastic packaging and butcher paper can make dental education’s carbon footprint large, but the Ostrow Sustainability Group aims to change that paradigm — teaching dental students how to practice dentistry without trashing the planet. THE CLIMATE CRISIS IS CAUSING MANY OF US TO EXAMINE every aspect of our lives — including the healthcare sector, […]
When she isn’t treating patients at Ostrow, Taylor Purks DDS ’22 is on the lacrosse field. The one-time Howard University lacrosse player recently competed with the Puerto Rican lacrosse team, winning second place at the 2021 Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA) Sixes Cup in early September. DURING HER FIRST YEAR as a dental student, Taylor […]
Jian Xu hopes to better understand the mechanisms behind environmental toxins increasing the occurrence of birth defects in order to develop new treatments or even prevent craniofacial birth defects. NEARLY 120,000 BABIES WILL BE BORN with birth defects this year. While there are a number of causes — genetics and chromosomal issues, infections during pregnancy, […]