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Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

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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 […]

USC dental students learn the value of treating aging populations

By 2030, older adults will outnumber children, making it more important than ever for Ostrow students to better understand the complex dental needs of this growing population. BY JAMIE WETHERBE The night before an important date with his wife, Norman Beals had a dental emergency. “While I was eating, my two front teeth broke,” Beals recalls. […]


BY DEBORAH RUPRECHT DH ’88, DDS ’95, PERIO ’99 The big thought that science is a world of endless discovery came to me at the age of 10. Captivated by the veins of a leaf I viewed through a microscope my parents gave me for Christmas, I found myself lost in a microcosm of detail […]