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A Moment of Joy

Three Ostrow faculty members have been awarded grants to pay off their student debt, so they can continue to inspire generations of dental students to give back to underserved communities. BY MICHELLE McCARTHY On a recent evening in the home of Alexander Alcaraz PEDO ’07, there was a sudden eruption of emotion. His two daughters, […]

USC faculty, dental students provide free dental care to low-income South Los Angeles students through unique partnership for the second year in a row

BY YASMINE PEZESHKPOUR MCM ’16 On Saturday, Oct. 19, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC held its second annual mobile dental clinic at John Muir Middle School in South Los Angeles. During the week-long mobile clinic, more than 150 children will receive critically-needed dental services for free to improve health outcomes, reduce absenteeism […]

White Coat 2019

On Friday, Aug. 30, Ostrow welcomed its newest classes of dental professionals at the 2019 White Coat Ceremony. Check out pictures of the newest classes as they don their white coats for the first time.

Yang Chai bridges the gap from the lab bench to the dental chair

BY CRISTY LYTAL As a young oral surgeon in China, Yang Chai PhD ’91, DDS ’96 often operated on babies born with cleft lips or palates. “You talk to the parents, and they were very emotional and trying find out why their kid got this cleft palate or other malformation in the face,” said Chai, associate […]

2019 Faculty Appreciation Awards & Dinner

On Wednesday, May 22 Ostrow celebrated its mentors, leaders and educators at the 2019 Faculty Appreciation Awards & Dinner at the USC Hotel. Check out photos from the event honoring faculty who have served more than 50 years at Ostrow. Photos by Glenn Marzano.

Dentistry With a Light Touch

Minimally invasive techniques are now part of the USC dental curriculum, and they are making a difference for patients. BY KATHARINE GAMMON Ariella Glodowski DDS ’20 could see on her X-rays that she had small caries lesions forming — even though they weren’t large, painful or even visible to the naked eye, yet. The early […]