Established in 1897 as the College of Dentistry of USC. The current University Park Campus building opened in 1952 and was re-dedicated upon completion of the three-story addition in 1969.
As part of one of the world’s largest private research universities, located in ethnically diverse Los Angeles, the Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC is well positioned to pursue our primary goal of improving the health of all Americans through education, service and research in oral health.
The Ostrow School of Dentistry has educated close to 14,000 health professionals in the art and science of dentistry, including leaders in dental education, research and the dental profession. Today, the Ostrow School prepares oral health professionals in its doctoral dental, dental hygiene, general practice residency and eight advanced specialty education programs. Students can pursue graduate degrees in craniofacial molecular biology and earn other advanced degrees in conjunction with their advanced specialty education.
Innovative combination programs with USC’s Marshall School of Business, Keck School of Medicine, Viterbi School of Engineering and Davis School of Gerontology provide students at USC with additional opportunities to broaden their educational experiences in pursuing their interests and career objectives.
Annually, more than 70,000 people receive healthcare through the school’s dental clinic located on the University Park Campus and community-based health programs.