Welcome to the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC! Since 1897, the Ostrow School of Dentistry has shaped talented students into outstanding dentists and dental hygienists. Our challenging clinical education and our expert faculty members provide future oral health professionals with the skills they need in order to become the best. Dentists and dental hygienists are consistently viewed as some of the most trusted and respected professionals who serve the public, and our graduates are part of the reason. Ostrow not only educates excellent clinicians but also produces professionals who earn their patients’ trust with an unyielding commitment to exemplary ethical standards. Our graduates also earn the respect of their colleagues, taking active leadership roles in the organized dentistry community from local to international levels.
In addition, our diverse research activities present students with a multitude of opportunities to maximize the depth and breadth of their educational experiences. Ostrow is home to some of the brightest names in oral and craniofacial biology, stem cell science, biofilm research, clinical investigation, and more. Many of our students take advantage of this rich scientific environment, taking their dental education to the laboratory and emerging with a deep appreciation of the science behind the latest advances in dental treatments.
Ostrow is also renowned for its community outreach efforts. Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni provide oral health services and education to thousands of people in need, whether across international borders or right here in Los Angeles. Caring for the less fortunate not only gives assistance to vulnerable populations but also provides our students with valuable clinical experiences and inspires a lasting dedication to service.