USC University of Southern California

Centers of Excellence

Research is central to the School’s mission and quality research requires a significant investment in high-quality, state-of-the-art facilities. The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has research facilities and centers on both the Health Science and University Park campuses. These include:

Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology

The Ostrow School of Dentistry’s primary research facility is the Center for Craniofacial Molecular Biology (CCMB). Home to leading researchers in fields such as biomineralization, cleft palate and oral cancer, CCMB continues to build upon its substantial legacy of groundbreaking research. The center is located on the university’s Health Sciences campus.

Redmond Center for Bioimaging

Cutting-edge diagnostic orofacial imaging is the focus of the Ostrow School of Dentistry’s Redmond Center for Bioimaging. Located on the third-floor of the Norris Dental Science Center, the center is home to the latest in three-dimensional computed tomography, allowing researchers and clinicians to create complex computer generated models of the human jaw and surrounding structures.

Center for Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

Treatment and investigation of complex and unusual maladies of the oral cavity and surrounding structures are the focus of this center located on the first-floor of the Norris Dental Science Center. Current research includes new treatment modalities for temporomandibular joint diseases and obstructive sleep apnea.

Center for Oral Microbiology Testing

This specialized laboratory on the fourth-floor of the Norris Dental Science Center provides microbial testing not only for the Ostrow School of Dentistry but for clinical and research interests around the globe.

Center for Esthetic and Biomimetic Restorative Dentistry

Conserving tooth structure and providing dental restorations that follow resemble as closely as possible the natural dentition of the patient are the focus of the CEEBRD.