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

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Tongue lesions may indicate a local disease process or an overall systemic issue. Approximately 15.5 percent of US adults present with tongue lesions according to the National Health and Nutrition...

Can You Get a Headache From Headache Medication?

Can You Get a Headache From Headache Medication?

People with a primary headache disorder, such as migraine or tension-type headache, might be experiencing undesirable pain secondary to the intake of acute headache medication. This is called a medication overuse headache (MOH) or transformed headache. MOH is a...

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Tongue lesions may indicate a local disease process or an overall systemic issue. Approximately 15.5 percent of US adults present with tongue lesions according to the National Health and Nutrition...

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Why is a Tongue Evaluation Important?

Your mouth is one of your body’s most important warning systems. Tongue lesions may indicate a local disease process or an overall systemic issue. Approximately 15.5 percent of US adults present with tongue lesions according to the National Health and Nutrition...

Can You Get a Headache From Headache Medication?

Can You Get a Headache From Headache Medication?

People with a primary headache disorder, such as migraine or tension-type headache, might be experiencing undesirable pain secondary to the intake of acute headache medication. This is called a medication overuse headache (MOH) or transformed headache. MOH is a...

Biofeedback Therapy for Chronic Pain

Biofeedback Therapy for Chronic Pain

Biofeedback is a way for an individual to self-regulate their physiologic response to pain with the help of a feedback system. Patients can receive auditory, visual, or tactile feedback information about how their body is reacting (ie. muscle tension or heart rate)....

Does Sleep Deprivation Lead To More Chronic Pain?

Does Sleep Deprivation Lead To More Chronic Pain?

Sleep is vital to humans, and some consequences result if we go without it for too long. This leads some to wonder if not getting enough sleep impacts pain sensitivities and one's experience with chronic pain. Researchers set out to review the published studies on the...

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