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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
Ed. Note: The following essay, written by Oluwaferanmi Balogun DDS ’24, was one of the awardees of the inaugural Clifton O. Dummett Sr. Essay Competition in which pre-doctoral students at select universities were invited to write about race relations in the dental profession. AS A RECENT GRADUATE OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, having earned my Bachelor of […]
Dental school vows to continue supporting profession with career advancement training opportunities. THE HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC has announced it will no longer be matriculating new dental hygiene students, making the Class of 2021 the last to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from USC. The move comes as USC […]
USC researchers replicate the neurocognitive symptoms of the craniofacial defect in mice and successfully treat it with stem cells. ONE OUT OF EVERY 2,500 INFANTS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES will suffer from craniosynostosis — a craniofacial defect caused by the premature fusion of the different bones that comprise the human skull. In a typically developing infant, […]
The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, could mean more effective treatment (and even prevention) for craniofacial defects. CRANIOFACIAL BIRTH DEFECTS, WHICH INCLUDE CLEFT LIP, CLEFT PALATE, jaw deformities and malformed or missing teeth, are among the most common of all birth defects. Cleft lip and cleft palate alone occur in 1 in 1,000 […]
Ostrow Connect offers USC dentistry faculty, staff, students and alumni the opportunity to stay connected. LIVING IN A PHYSICALLY DISTANCED WORLD as a result of a global pandemic can necessarily lead to a loss of a sense of community. Temporarily gone are the ceremonies, events, galas and small get-togethers that help foster a solid community. […]