USC University of Southern California

Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Clinical Experience

Dental Hygiene Program

Dental hygiene students in the Ostrow School gain invaluable experience working directly with patients early in the curriculum and throughout their tenure at the school. In addition to collectively providing oral health services to some 12,000 patients each year in the school’s faculty-supervised, student-run clinics, dental hygiene students also offer 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.