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Dental hygiene students work alongside DDS students
Dental hygiene student Alisha Lee teaches dental students Cindy Tashiro and Taylor Purks different brushing methods. As part of the curriculum change, dental hygiene students work alongside dental students in the clinic. (Photo/Hannah Benet)

USC’s dental hygiene program transforms to serve a new generation of students

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC has reshaped its dental hygiene program to focus more on collaboration, adapt to new technology and better prepare graduates for an ever-evolving world.

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Free database for craniofacial research
FaceBase III, a project of USC's dentistry and engineering schools, is a collection of materials aimed at accelerating our understanding of abnormalities of the head and facial bones in humans. (Image/Courtesy of FaceBase)

USC researchers receive $12.5 million grant to build out unique facial database

The project seeks new research data for FaceBase, a freely available collection of DNA samples, data and images related to abnormalities of the head and facial bones.

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USC international dentistry students Melika Haghighi, Armen Babaian, Gauen Lee, Catherine Begazo, Subashini Natarajan and Rene Gacives Vega
USC‘s Advanced Standing Program for International Dentists has trained dentists from all over the world for 50 years, including Melika Haghighi, Armen Babaian, Gauen Lee, Catherine Begazo, Subashini Natarajan and Rene Gacives Vega (clockwise from top left). (Photos/Hannah Benet)

International dentistry program at USC, first of its kind, marks milestone

For a half century, an advanced curriculum has helped nearly 1,200 foreign-trained dentists relaunch their dental careers in the United States.