Herman Ostrow School of DENTISTRY of USC

Online Dental Programs

Programs specifically designed for practicing professionals.

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“We are training health professionals from around the globe, not only to treat the vast array of oral diseases, but to become exemplars of the kinds of character, scholarship, and leadership that mark the true oral health professional.”

– Dr. Glenn T. Clark, Associate Dean of Distance Learning and Telehealth

Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine

This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing dentists who want to learn more about a wide variety of issues while focusing on Orofacial Pain, Oral Medicine and Sleep Disorders.

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Pain Medicine and Pain Science

This program is for practicing health professionals and non-clinicians from a wide variety of fields, including physicians, dentists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, pharmacists, business, public policy, law, social or natural sciences and more.

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Geriatric Dentistry

This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing dentists who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues while focusing on the unique dental needs of older adult patients within the context of their medical, psycho-social and physical conditions.

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Community Oral Health

This program is a unique and innovative opportunity for clinicians, educators and administrators who want to learn more on a wide variety of issues while focusing on the unique needs of community health programs.

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Oral Pathology and Radiology

The Certificate Program is a unique and innovative opportunity for practicing clinicians who want to gain experience in Oral Pathology and Radiology. This program teaches graduates the clinical and didactic skills necessary to evaluate and manage patients with oral diseases. It focuses on clinical, pathological, and radiological correlations as applied to clinical practice. CBCT technology and applications are the focus of radiological education.

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Professional Advancement Courses

We offer 1-unit and 2-units courses, and the student has access to recorded material and live sessions. Each week, there is an interactive recorded lecture with embedded activities as well as a discussion session with faculty and peers.

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The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

When it comes to managing chronic pain, most people don't look to the end of their fork for help. Despite this, recent research suggests that maybe it's time to do just that. There are certain things we eat that can help our body naturally address chronic pain. Some...

The Role Music Can Play in Pain Management

The Role Music Can Play in Pain Management

Many people listen to music as a way of relaxing and improving their mood, among other motives. With that in mind, researchers have put music to the test to see if it can help with pain relief for those who experience chronic pain as well as acute pain. The results of...

The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

When it comes to managing chronic pain, most people don't look to the end of their fork for help. Despite this, recent research suggests that maybe it's time to do just that. There are certain things we eat that can help our body naturally address chronic pain. Some...

The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

The Fatty Acid that May Help Reduce Chronic Pain

When it comes to managing chronic pain, most people don't look to the end of their fork for help. Despite this, recent research suggests that maybe it's time to do just that. There are certain things we eat that can help our body naturally address chronic pain. Some...

The Role Music Can Play in Pain Management

The Role Music Can Play in Pain Management

Many people listen to music as a way of relaxing and improving their mood, among other motives. With that in mind, researchers have put music to the test to see if it can help with pain relief for those who experience chronic pain as well as acute pain. The results of...

Neurological Consequences of COVID-19

Neurological Consequences of COVID-19

The knowledge and understanding of COVID-19 and its consequences is progressing, giving better insight into the heterogeneous nature of its acute and long-term effects. The available evidence on the pulmonary, cardiovascular, neurological, hematological, multisystem...

Anti-Diabetic Drug May Help Those with Musculoskeletal Pain

Anti-Diabetic Drug May Help Those with Musculoskeletal Pain

Numerous studies have shown that the popularly-prescribed drug for type 2 diabetes, metformin, can help improve other conditions. In a recent study, researchers have found that it may also be beneficial for those who suffer from musculoskeletal pain. The study informs...

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