of 2025 Are
DDS CLASS of 2025
REPRESENTED IN THE
ASPID CLASS of 2023
Student StoriesUp Until 7th Grade, I Planned On Becoming A Sport Broadcaster, It Wasn’t Until My Best Friend Took Me To A Professional Hockey Games That I Realized I Wanted To Become A Dentist. After Years Of Spending Time With Various Athletes And Observing The Lack Of Oral Health Education And Lack Of Protection Players Had, I Realized I Wanted To Make A Change. Dentistry Allows Me To Entwine My Love Of Sports And Passion Of Helping Others.
Student StoriesNowhere are the students more happy, engaged and well-rounded than at USC. The benefits associated with an elite private research university cannot be overstated. Being on the main campus, and in such a vibrant city, there is so much to experience and be a part of. Ostrow has something for everyone, and it's great to see all of the students taking advantage of everything it has to offer.
Student StoriesGet involved with all that Ostrow and USC has to offer, such as study clubs, community outreach, research and student government and definitely go to a football game! Don't get overwhelmed by the academics and hide behind books all the time because the memories you make will not come from when you were studying, but rather the time you spent immersed in fun and rewarding activities with your friends and classmates.
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 […]
Ostrow adds 3-D intraoral scanning training to orthodontics module for DDS and ASPID students. THROUGHOUT JUNE, THE ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS CLINIC on the Norris Dental Science Center’s third floor was abuzz with activity. Over the course of five half-day sessions, more than 180 students from the DDS Class of 2024 and the ASPID Class of 2023 […]
The discovery, made by an Ostrow-led research team, could soon improve the lives of human beings with critical size cranial defects. EVERY YEAR, SURGEONS PERFORM MORE THAN 5,000 CRANIOPLASTIES (surgeries that restore cranial defects) on patients who have experienced critical size cranial defects resulting from congenital defects, head trauma or tumor removals. Traditional materials used […]
Editor’s Note: The following is Ostrow’s winning essay for the National Dental Association President’s Scholarship Equity Statement Competition. The competition awards a $10,000 scholarship to one student — who must be a member of their school’s chapter of the Student National Dental Association — at each of California’s dental schools. BEING RAISED BY A HARD-WORKING […]