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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Insights

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over three million children in the country have a disability [1]. These special health care needs often lead to them needing a caregiver that provides assistance, whether for assistance walking, dressing, bathing, or in another...

Have Chronic Low Back Pain? Try Meditation.

Have Chronic Low Back Pain? Try Meditation.

Millions of people suffer from chronic low back pain around the country. It's a common condition that can keep people from doing the things they want to do, and it can have a negative impact on one's overall quality of life. Those who suffer from chronic low back pain...

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over three million children in the country have a disability [1]. These special health care needs often lead to them needing a caregiver that provides assistance, whether for assistance walking, dressing, bathing, or in another...

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

Addressing Chronic Pain Among Caregivers of Children

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, over three million children in the country have a disability [1]. These special health care needs often lead to them needing a caregiver that provides assistance, whether for assistance walking, dressing, bathing, or in another...

Have Chronic Low Back Pain? Try Meditation.

Have Chronic Low Back Pain? Try Meditation.

Millions of people suffer from chronic low back pain around the country. It's a common condition that can keep people from doing the things they want to do, and it can have a negative impact on one's overall quality of life. Those who suffer from chronic low back pain...

Do Arthritis Gloves Help with Hand Pain and Function?

Do Arthritis Gloves Help with Hand Pain and Function?

According to the Arthritis Foundation, about half of all women and one-quarter of all men will experience the stiffness and pain of osteoarthritis in their hands by the time they are 85 [1]. As the protective cartilage around the fingers breaks down over time, it...

Does Qigong Help With Chronic Pain?

Does Qigong Help With Chronic Pain?

Qigong may be something many people are not familiar with, but it can provide benefits that make it worth checking out. Pronounced “chi gong,” the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health reports that it’s a part of Chinese medicine that has been...

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