USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Clinical Experience

Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists

Students in the Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists at the Ostrow School bring with them their prior experience working as dentists in other countries. After an intensive summer introduction to U.S. dentistry practice, they join their third-year colleagues in the regular DDS program and begin working with patients in the school’s oral health clinics and numerous community service programs.

Patient care experiences include collectively serving some 12,000 patients in the school’s faculty-supervised, student-run oral health clinics, as well as providing free services to more than 17,500 low-income individuals each year through the Ostrow School’s Mobile Dental Clinic, health fairs and other community service programs.