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Something to Smile About

Ostrow dental clinics offer free services to Skid Row’s underserved population. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY A year ago, James Hartley, 51, was at what he refers to as his “road’s end.” Homeless, living on the streets of Skid Row and battling alcohol addiction, he was destitute and in despair. Additionally, his poor dental hygiene was affecting his […]

2017 Homecoming Tailgate

  Check out photos from the 2017 Homecoming Tailgate on Saturday, November 4 at Alumni Park. Posted 11.06.2017

Creature Comfort

Meet “Quatsch,” one of two therapy dogs that recently visited the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC as part of an exciting new partnership between the dental school and Therapy Dogs International. Once a month, Ostrow will welcome the dogs to its first- and second-floor waiting rooms, where the four-legged volunteers will comfort and […]

Ostrow gives familiar face a smile-makeover

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf barista James Augspurger is smiling a lot easier these days, thanks to dental work provided at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 Imagine hearing a funny joke, meeting someone new or posing in photos with friends without being able to smile for fear […]

Something to Smile About

Thanks to early detection and intervention by her Trojan dentist, Joana Breckner survived oral cancer. Now she’s dedicated herself to raising public awareness about routine oral cancer screenings, which only take minutes but could mean the difference between life and death.  BY JAMIE WETHERBE MA ’04 A routine visit to the dentist saved Joana Breckner’s […]