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USC dentistry helps patient overcome dental fear

Louis “Kengi” Carr had been rattled by a negative experience in the dental chair — until he found comfort in the hands of Onik Chowdhury DDS ’18 in the Dr. Roseann Mulligan Special Patients Clinic.

Meet the New Class—White Coat 2018

More than 200 Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), Dental Hygiene (DH) and Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists (ASPID) students put on their white coats and take their official oaths as dental practitioners at Ostrow’s White Coat Ceremony on Aug. 24. Here’s a little bit more about the newest members of the Trojan Dental Family:  […]

Meet the Graduates

Natalie Inoue DDS ’18 Dental school has inspired this Ostrow graduate into a teaching career. BY HOPE HAMASHIGE One thing Ostrow student ambassador Natalie Inoue emphasizes when she meets prospective students is that the opportunities inside and outside of the classroom are so enriching, it would be a mistake not to take advantage of them.  In […]

Secret Lives: Daniel Schechter DDS ’72, Astrophotographer

For the past four decades, the Ostrow faculty member has circled the globe chasing after the perfect shots of eclipses, comets and the stars.  BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 It was on a trip to a swim meet when Matt Schechter saw it.  “Hey Dad, guess what I just saw in the Atlanta airport,” Matt said […]

Tongue Tied

Though Roop Mayall DDS ’18 has spoken with a stutter her entire life, she didn’t let it stop her from pursuing a career in dentistry. BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 Standing at a busy restaurant counter during the lunch rush, Roop Mayall approaches the cashier to place her order. “Name for the order, please?” he […]