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: We are now accepting new patients. We are also 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: April 2, 2021
FOR FACULTY, STAFF AND STUDENTS
Faculty and Staff: To access campus, you must complete your Trojan Check everyday. You must maintain a weekly COVID-19 testing regimen and have uploaded your COVID and flu vaccinations to your MySHR portal.
Faculty and Staff: Some library buildings are open for study and research by reservation only. All online services, collections and programs remain available in support of remote teaching, learning, research and clinical practice. Visit the Spring 2021 at the USC Libraries page for more information.
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Editor’s Note: The following is Ostrow’s winning essay for the National Dental Association President’s Scholarship Equity Statement Competition. The competition awards a $10,000 scholarship to one student — who must be a member of their school’s chapter of the Student National Dental Association — at each of California’s dental schools. BEING RAISED BY A HARD-WORKING […]
Ed. Note: The following essay, written by Oluwaferanmi Balogun DDS ’24, was one of the awardees of the inaugural Clifton O. Dummett Sr. Essay Competition in which pre-doctoral students at select universities were invited to write about race relations in the dental profession. AS A RECENT GRADUATE OF INDIANA UNIVERSITY, having earned my Bachelor of […]
Dental school vows to continue supporting profession with career advancement training opportunities. THE HERMAN OSTROW SCHOOL OF DENTISTRY OF USC has announced it will no longer be matriculating new dental hygiene students, making the Class of 2021 the last to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene from USC. The move comes as USC […]
USC researchers replicate the neurocognitive symptoms of the craniofacial defect in mice and successfully treat it with stem cells. ONE OUT OF EVERY 2,500 INFANTS BORN IN THE UNITED STATES will suffer from craniosynostosis — a craniofacial defect caused by the premature fusion of the different bones that comprise the human skull. In a typically developing infant, […]
The findings, published in the journal Science Advances, could mean more effective treatment (and even prevention) for craniofacial defects. CRANIOFACIAL BIRTH DEFECTS, WHICH INCLUDE CLEFT LIP, CLEFT PALATE, jaw deformities and malformed or missing teeth, are among the most common of all birth defects. Cleft lip and cleft palate alone occur in 1 in 1,000 […]