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—Avishai Sadan, DMD, MBA
Dean, Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC
G. Donald and Marian James Montgomery Professor of Dentistry
MOST OF MY — AND MY PARENTS’ — LIFE HAS BEEN ABOUT SERVING OTHERS. In Indian Sikh culture, we call it Seva, which means “selfless service.” Throughout the years of my volunteer experiences in the United States and abroad, I have mostly served children. People often ask me why service is so important to me. For […]
USC researchers probe the world of heart progenitor cells, with an eye on potential treatments to regrow heart tissue. HEARTS ARE TOUGH ORGANS. Over the course of a lifetime, they beat ever second of every day, keeping the entire body nourished with life-giving blood. But, even with all that stamina, heart tissue lacks the ability […]
USC researchers are looking for ways to create a less painful injection for kids at the dentist. It takes a collaborative, interdisciplinary team to get the research done. IN DENTISTRY, injecting local anesthetic represents the greatest source of fear and anxiety, especially in children. Alleviating that injection pain is one of the main struggles in […]
The prestigious designation puts him in the company of fewer than 20 faculty members across USC. ASSOCIATE DEAN OF RESEARCH Yang Chai PhD ’91, DDS ’96 has been appointed a University Professor, making history as Ostrow’s first faculty member to achieve such distinction. The designation, held by fewer than 20 other faculty members across the university, […]
Students talked, we listened, providing them a one-year subscription to a popular online medical learning service. EARLY IN THEIR DENTAL SCHOOL DAYS, while preparing for exams, Ashley Mach DDS ’21 and Aimi Nguyen DDS ’20 would often find themselves scouring YouTube for videos to supplement what they had been learning in their problem-based learning (PBL) […]