Herman Ostrow School of DENTISTRY of USC

Online Dental Programs

Programs specifically designed for practicing professionals.

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USC is a research-intensive university with a long record of clinical excellence. Each program is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), monitored by USC’s Committee on Academic Review (UCAR), and led by faculty with recognized expertise in their respective fields.

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

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

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Q: What is chronic non-malignant pain [CNMP]? A: Nonmalignant, chronic pain (>6 months) is due to remodeling within the central nervous system. This central neural plasticity results in persistent pain even after correction of pathology. It is characterized by...

Does Acupuncture Really Work For Pain?

Does Acupuncture Really Work For Pain?

Q: I know that injections are commonly done to relieve pain. Is this a legitimate evidence-based treatment method with some long-term benefits for the chronic pain patient? A: A variety of needle-based and injection-based interventional therapies exist for chronic...

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Q: What is chronic non-malignant pain [CNMP]? A: Nonmalignant, chronic pain (>6 months) is due to remodeling within the central nervous system. This central neural plasticity results in persistent pain even after correction of pathology. It is characterized by...

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Chronic Non-Malignant Pain And Its Side Effects

Q: What is chronic non-malignant pain [CNMP]? A: Nonmalignant, chronic pain (>6 months) is due to remodeling within the central nervous system. This central neural plasticity results in persistent pain even after correction of pathology. It is characterized by...

Does Acupuncture Really Work For Pain?

Does Acupuncture Really Work For Pain?

Q: I know that injections are commonly done to relieve pain. Is this a legitimate evidence-based treatment method with some long-term benefits for the chronic pain patient? A: A variety of needle-based and injection-based interventional therapies exist for chronic...

Using Psychological Interventions to Help Youth with Chronic Pain

Using Psychological Interventions to Help Youth with Chronic Pain

It’s difficult for anyone to live with chronic pain, but it may be even more so for children. They often don’t understand why they have the pain, or the best ways to go about trying to address it. All they know is that they hurt, and they usually turn to the adults in...

Change Your Thoughts, Reduce Your Pain Severity

Change Your Thoughts, Reduce Your Pain Severity

Chronic pain is something that millions of people feel, and it can be debilitating for many. There are additional problems that people face that often go along with chronic pain, such as depression and anxiety. Another powerful thing that is often associated with...

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