USC University of Southern California

Research

Shaping the Future of Oral Health

Students conducting lab researchHome to major breakthroughs in craniofacial biology and clinical innovations that have shaped the profession, the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has defined what is taught, what is thought and what is practiced in the oral health professions for over one hundred years.

Today, the Ostrow School of Dentistry engages in cutting edge research in areas as disparate as three-dimensional imaging, tooth morphogenesis, microbial pathogenesis, systems biology of craniofacial structures, and CMV-induced oral pathology. Scientists at the school are unraveling the mysteries of human genetics; decoding the chemical language of bacteria biofilms; revealing diagnostic biomarkers in human saliva; and much, much more.

For more on research at the Ostrow School of Dentistry visit:

Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology
Craniofacial Developmental Genetics

The Ostrow School of Dentistry is also home to the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy and the Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy. Both of these top-ranked programs maintain robust research agendas. To learn more, please visit their respective websites at:

Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy
Division of Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy