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Cerebral Download

  Dr. Janet Moradian-Oldak shares her research on a scientific innovation that could change the way tooth decay is treated.  Currently, there is no effective way to rebuild tooth enamel lost to decay. For more than two decades, my team and I—along with our collaborators—have been studying how dental enamel is formed. Using my expertise in tooth enamel […]

Inspired

Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the fall 2014 issue of TroDent. Click here for the entire issue.   In 2011, Dr. David Eggleston began a Hiking/Jogging Scholarship at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry. The scholarship has grown in popularity during the past three years. This year’s hike paid almost $30,000 (divided into shares) to students who participated. Those who beat Eggleston hiking to the mountaintop, and those jogging under an […]

Time Capsule 2014

From cutting-edge research news to exciting alumni developments to improvements to the school’s facilities, these are the five news stories from 2014 that best represent the many activities that have occurred at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC in the past 365 days.    USC Dental Alumna Elected ADA President  Carol Gomez Summerhays DDS ’78 serves as president-elect for a […]

What Does the Future Hold for Dentistry?

Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the fall 2014 issue of TroDent. Click here for the entire issue. Research BY PARISH SEDGHIZADEH The profession and practice of dentistry in the modern era is grounded in science and innovation. Evidence-based research has informed the clinical decisions we make, the tools and techniques we use to deliver […]

What Does the Future Hold for Dentistry?

Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the fall 2014 issue of TroDent. Click here for the entire issue. Patient Care BY SILLAS DUARTE We are living in very exciting times in restorative dentistry. Every year, new dental materials that can improve the quality of life of millions of people become available. However, the latest research has shown […]

What Does the Future Hold for Dentistry?

Editor’s Note: The following story was printed in the fall 2014 issue of TroDent. Click here for the entire issue. The future of dentistry promises to be a bright, exciting, artistic, rewarding and energizing time for future practitioners. It will continue to facilitate the learning process through lessons learned from patients in a humanistic environment. […]

Beyond Dental Hygiene

  Meet Leslie McGovern, one of the first to graduate from Ostrow’s Master’s of Science in Dental Hygiene program. BY HOPE HAMASHIGE As a practicing dental hygienist, Lesley McGovern MS ’14 was always one to take advantage of opportunities to learn. She took continuing education courses, attended meetings of the Los Angeles Dental Hygiene Society […]

Never Stop Learning

Part-time faculty member and practicing dentist Mohammad Khalifeh is taking his career to the next level by pursuing an online master’s degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC. BY JAMIE WETHERBE MA ’04 By any measure, Mohammad Khalifeh is a success. The 52-year-old dentist has run a Los Angeles practice for the […]