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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 […]

Never Give Up

Ostrow student Shannon Grady DDS ’22 overcomes ADHD diagnosis to pursue her dream career. BY JOHN HOBBS MA ’14 Shannon Grady DDS ’22 can remember her high school graduation just like it was yesterday. Walking proudly across the stage, Grady reached out to get her diploma from the vice principal — a man with whom […]

Join the Club

From a club dedicated to dental practice management to one that gives students public speaking opportunities, Ostrow offers its students nearly 30 clubs to meet like-minded peers, develop professional skills and explore aspects of dentistry outside the classroom. Here’s a comprehensive guide to Ostrow’s student clubs. Academy of General Dentistry Student Chapter of USC FellowTrack […]