Coronavirus (Covid-19) Updates
06 May 20
The health and well-being of our entire population — faculty, staff, students and especially patients — is incredibly important to us. Due to the national emergency regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus, which is responsible for COVID-19, we would like to share with our our constituencies the following:
Patients: Due to the overwhelming number of people who have become new patients during the past several months, we are temporarily not accepting new patients. We plan to resume accepting new patients in August.
Dental-Emergency Patients: We are currently accepting patients for emergency treatment by appointment only. No walk-ins will be accepted. If you are experiencing dental pain and believe you’re experiencing a dental emergency, please call (213) 740-2805.
UPON RETURNING TO OUR PATIENT CARE FACILITIES, patients are expected to follow new safety protocols to ensure the safety of our entire community. Learn more below:
Last Updated: October 8, 2021
FOR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS
Faculty and Staff: To access the Norris Dental Science Center, you must complete your Trojan Check everyday. If you are fully vaccinated and have uploaded proof of vaccination into your MySHR portal, you do not need to maintain a weekly COVID-19 testing regimen. Those who are not fully vaccinated must still be tested weekly for COVID-19.
Faculty and Staff: Most library buildings, including the Wilson Dental Library are open for study and research. Visit the Fall 2021 at the USC Libraries page for more information.
Archived Dean’s Messages
When she isn’t treating patients at Ostrow, Taylor Purks DDS ’22 is on the lacrosse field. The one-time Howard University lacrosse player recently competed with the Puerto Rican lacrosse team, winning second place at the 2021 Pan-American Lacrosse Association (PALA) Sixes Cup in early September. DURING HER FIRST YEAR as a dental student, Taylor […]
Jian Xu hopes to better understand the mechanisms behind environmental toxins increasing the occurrence of birth defects in order to develop new treatments or even prevent craniofacial birth defects. NEARLY 120,000 BABIES WILL BE BORN with birth defects this year. While there are a number of causes — genetics and chromosomal issues, infections during pregnancy, […]
Ostrow adds 3-D intraoral scanning training to orthodontics module for DDS and ASPID students. THROUGHOUT JUNE, THE ADVANCED ORTHODONTICS CLINIC on the Norris Dental Science Center’s third floor was abuzz with activity. Over the course of five half-day sessions, more than 180 students from the DDS Class of 2024 and the ASPID Class of 2023 […]
Ostrow researchers awarded five-year grant to investigate how a popular antidepressant interacts with pregnant women’s genes to cause craniofacial birth defects NEARLY 25 PERCENT OF PREGNANT WOMEN TAKE CITALOPRAM — a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) that works by boosting levels of the “feel good” hormone serotonin. While the antidepressant might have positive effects on […]
The prestigious five-year training grants are meant to support tomorrow’s leading thinkers in craniofacial research as they launch their academic careers. OSTROW HAS BEEN AWARDED TWO RESEARCH GRANTS from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research to support nine PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, giving USC the distinction of being just one of […]