Overview

As the Office of Continuing Oral Health Professional Education, Our Mission is to promote excellent training and the highest standards of oral health care. Our Team is dedicated to providing you with the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art continuing education courses and the best service.

No matter whether you are a General Dentist, a Specialist or an Allied Professional (RDH, RDA, CDT), you can always find at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC the right continuing education courses that will take your practice to the next level of excellence.


2017 LAS VEGAS TRAVEL & LEARN PROGRAM: THE IMMEDIATE IMPLANT - ATRAUMATIC EXTRACTION, IMMEDIATE IMPLANT PLACEMENT, CHAIRSIDE PROVISIONAL RESTORATION - A LECTURE AND HANDS-ON WORKSHOP

Lecture: Immediate implant placement and immediate provisionalization has gained popularit y because it may reduce treatment time and the number of surgical inter ventions. A recent systematic revie w of the scientific evidence supports immediate imp lant placement as a safe procedure when certain guidelines a re followed. This course will focus on a ll aspects of i mmediate implant placement an...
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ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES: COMPLETE COURSE

This three-day Advanced Dental Hygiene Clinical Techniques Workshop is a comprehensive hands-on update on the latest, cutting edge clinical techniques. Conceived and conducted by renowned members of the USC faculty, this unique series of courses will provide close individualized instruction in advanced hand instrumentation, advanced ultrasonic instrumentation, and periodontal endoscopy. An ideal...
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ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES: PART I - ADVANCED PERIODONTAL INSTRUMENTATION - LECTURE

This three-day Advanced Dental Hygiene Clinical Techniques Workshop is a comprehensive hands-on update on the latest, cutting edge clinical techniques. Conceived and conducted by renowned members of the USC faculty, this unique series of courses will provide close individualized instruction in advanced hand instrumentation, advanced ultrasonic instrumentation, and periodontal endoscopy. An ideal...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES: PART II - ADVANCED PERIODONTAL INSTRUMENTATION - HANDS-ON

This three-day Advanced Dental Hygiene Clinical Techniques Workshop is a comprehensive hands-on update on the latest, cutting edge clinical techniques. Conceived and conducted by renowned members of the USC faculty, this unique series of courses will provide close individualized instruction in advanced hand instrumentation, advanced ultrasonic instrumentation, and periodontal endoscopy. An ideal...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

ADVANCED CLINICAL DENTAL HYGIENE TECHNIQUES: PART III - ULTRASONICS & PERIOSCOPY (LECTURES & HANDS-ON)

This three-day Advanced Dental Hygiene Clinical Techniques Workshop is a comprehensive hands-on update on the latest, cutting edge clinical techniques. Conceived and conducted by renowned members of the USC faculty, this unique series of courses will provide close individualized instruction in advanced hand instrumentation, advanced ultrasonic instrumentation, and periodontal endoscopy. An ideal...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

ADVANCED RESTORATIVE OPTIONS WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR FULLY EDENTULOUS ARCHES (PART I & II: LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring most full arch implant supported situations. Various fixed and removable options will be presented. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, as well as the use of non-engaging multi-unit abutments. On day one, lectures will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to lectures and demon...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

ADVANCED RESTORATIVE OPTIONS WITH DENTAL IMPLANTS FOR FULLY EDENTULOUS ARCHES (PART I: LECTURE)

In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring most full arch implant supported situations. Various fixed and removable options will be presented. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, as well as the use of non-engaging multi-unit abutments. On day one, lectures will address all of the above topics. On day two, in addition to lectures and demon...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

ADVANCED SOFT TISSUE AND BONE GRAFTING WITH CADAVER WORKSHOP

The success of dental implants depends on their placement in bone of adequate density and volume in order to achieve primary stability. However, usually there is at least some degree of atrophy in most implant sites due to postextraction remodeling or because of pathologic conditions. There has been a gradual shift in paradigm from merely achieving successful osseointegration to achieving final ...
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COMPLICATIONS OF IMPLANT THERAPY

The number of claims related to implant complications has increased significantly over the last few years. In addition, complications associated with implant surgery can have a devastating effect on the final outcome of treatment. This lecture course will focus on how to identify and avoid potential complications before they arise and how to manage many of the common complications that can occur...
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COMPREHENSIVE PERIODONTAL SURGERY: ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER (MODULE I, II, III) (OCT 2017)

Pre-Course Lecture Essentials of Periodontal Surgery Thursday, October 26, 2017 • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm Module I - Lecture/Workshop Soft tissue grafting Friday, October 27, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Module II - Lecture/Workshop Esthetic Crown Lengthening Saturday, October 28, 2017 • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Module III - Lecture/Workshop Functional Crown Lengthening Sunday, October...
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COMPREHENSIVE PERIODONTAL SURGERY: ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER (OCT 2017)

The goal of esthetic reconstruction is to provide patients with naturally looking restorations and healthy surrounding soft tissues. Often, patients present with gingival deformities, such as tissue deficiency or excessive gingivae, thereby posing a challenge to the treating clinician. Other problems include subgingival caries and tooth fractures. These typically lead to difficulties in managing...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

COMPREHENSIVE PERIODONTAL SURGERY: ESTHETIC AND FUNCTIONAL PROCEDURES FOR THE GENERAL PRACTITIONER (PRE-COURSE LECTURE) OCT 2017

The goal of esthetic reconstruction is to provide patients with naturally looking restorations and healthy surrounding soft tissues. Often, patients present with gingival deformities, such as tissue deficiency or excessive gingivae, thereby posing a challenge to the treating clinician. Other problems include subgingival caries and tooth fractures. These typically lead to difficulties in managin...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

CONTEMPORARY APPROACH TO DIAGNOSIS, TREATMENT PLANNING AND THERAPY IN PERIODONTICS 2017

Periodontal disease is a chronically destructive condition affecting many patients. The primary bacterial etiology with several possible local and systemic risk factors account for a rather complex disease entity. It is crucial for clinicians to include periodontal considerations in their treatment planning and in the active phase of therapy. This course is designed to provide clinicians with...
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EMERGING DISEASES, INFECTION CONTROL AND CALIFORNIA DENTAL PRACTICE ACT (OCT 2017)

New diseases, as well as the return of some once thought eradicated diseases, are a major concern in the modern dental practice. It seems as if every few months a new disease is developing. The signs and symptoms of many emerging diseases such as Methicillinresistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob (Mad Cow Disease), The Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS)...
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Endodontics from A to Z: Hands-On Workshop for the General Practitioner

Endodontics has gone through many exciting changes in the past several years. Recent advances in technology, materials and equipment have changed the way endodontics is practiced today. These advances have made it possible to efficiently perform successful endodontic treatment with improved precision, predictable results, and with much greater patient acceptance. This comprehensive state-of-t...
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Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: Advanced Prosthodontic Techniques For Challenging Patients (Module I) 2017

Individual patient conditions may present challenges that are not readily addressed in a generic treatment approach. Some of these include patients who are about to lose their entire dentition but refuse to remain without fixed restorations throughout treatment. Other patients present with phonetic difficulties, lack of tongue space or poor adaptability to new prostheses. Additional challenges i...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: Advanced Prosthodontic Techniques For Challenging Patients (Module I, II, & III) 2017

Individual patient conditions may present challenges that are not readily addressed in a generic treatment approach. Some of these include patients who are about to lose their entire dentition but refuse to remain without fixed restorations throughout treatment. Other patients present with phonetic difficulties, lack of tongue space or poor adaptability to new prostheses. Additional challenges i...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: Advanced Prosthodontic Techniques For Challenging Patients (Module II) 2017

Individual patient conditions may present challenges that are not readily addressed in a generic treatment approach. Some of these include patients who are about to lose their entire dentition but refuse to remain without fixed restorations throughout treatment. Other patients present with phonetic difficulties, lack of tongue space or poor adaptability to new prostheses. Additional challenges i...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: Advanced Prosthodontic Techniques For Challenging Patients (Module III) 2017

Individual patient conditions may present challenges that are not readily addressed in a generic treatment approach. Some of these include patients who are about to lose their entire dentition but refuse to remain without fixed restorations throughout treatment. Other patients present with phonetic difficulties, lack of tongue space or poor adaptability to new prostheses. Additional challenges i...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: CAD/CAM Restorations and Computer Guided Technology (Module I) 2017

The use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has been incorporated into different disciplines of dentistry in the last decade. CAD/CAM implant frameworks designed by a technician on a computer and manufactured by a computer operated facility to a high level of precision offer many benefits to implant dentistry. The use of computeraided tomography, computer-assisted...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: CAD/CAM Restorations and Computer Guided Technology (Module I, II, & III)

The use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has been incorporated into different disciplines of dentistry in the last decade. CAD/CAM implant frameworks designed by a technician on a computer and manufactured by a computer operated facility to a high level of precision offer many benefits to implant dentistry. The use of computeraided tomography, computer-assisted...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: CAD/CAM Restorations and Computer Guided Technology (Module II) 2017

The use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has been incorporated into different disciplines of dentistry in the last decade. CAD/CAM implant frameworks designed by a technician on a computer and manufactured by a computer operated facility to a high level of precision offer many benefits to implant dentistry. The use of computeraided tomography, computer-assisted...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Esthetic Full-Mouth Implant Reconstruction: CAD/CAM Restorations and Computer Guided Technology (Module III) 2017

The use of Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) has been incorporated into different disciplines of dentistry in the last decade. CAD/CAM implant frameworks designed by a technician on a computer and manufactured by a computer operated facility to a high level of precision offer many benefits to implant dentistry. The use of computeraided tomography, computer-assisted...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

FOCUS ON THE MAXILLARY SINUS: LECTURE & CADAVER HANDS-ON WORKSHOP 2017

Dental implants are a predictable treatment option when there is sufficient quantity and quality of bone. However, when patients present with deficient alveolar ridges, it can hamper the placement of dental implants. This problem is especially magnified in the posterior maxilla where ridge resorption and sinus pneumatization, compounded with a poor quality of bone, are often encountered. The ...
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FUNCTIONAL CROWN LENGTHENING SURGERY- FOR IMPROVED AND PREDICTABLE RESTORATIVE OUTCOMES 2017

Subgingival caries and tooth fractures are common occurrences in clinical practice. They typically lead to difficulties in managing the restorative finish line and an inability to make proper impressions. In other situations, dentists face difficulties obtaining adequate crown retention and a ferrule effect. These can lead to secondary caries, repeated fractures and periodontal complications due...
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HEALTHIER INDIRECT RESTORATIONS, USING A SUPRA-GINGIVAL PROTOCOL

Improved esthetic results achieved with non-metal veneers, onlays and full crowns have increased their use and enhanced patient acceptance and satisfaction. Nevertheless, clinicians often feel that these restorations are more difficult and less predictable than traditional ones. In this course, participants will learn how to properly perform non-metal restorations to make dentistry more predicta...
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Horizontal and Vertical Augmentation: Myths versus Reality - A Hands-On Cadaver Workshop

Many techniques and augmentation materials have been described for horizontal and vertical ridge augmentation. These include guided bone regeneration (GBR), ridge expansion/splitting, autogenous onlay block grafting, titantium mesh techniques, distraction osteogenesis, and interposi-tional osteotomy. While many techniques offer excellent results in some situations few can be said to guarantee su...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

MINIMALLY INVASIVE ADHESIVE AND ESTHETIC INDIRECT ANTERIOR BONDED RESTORATIONS (HANDS-ON COURSE) 2017

The objective of this course is to take a clinical approach and familiarize the practitioner with all aspects of bonded porcelain restorations. This course will demonstrate that not only can bonded porcelain restorations be used to enhance the esthetic appearance of teeth, but they can also be used therapeutically to regain strength of teeth that have weakened due to enamel loss. The hands-on...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

MINIMALLY INVASIVE ADHESIVE AND ESTHETIC INDIRECT ANTERIOR BONDED RESTORATIONS (HANDS-ON COURSE) 2017

The objective of this course is to take a clinical approach and familiarize the practitioner with all aspects of bonded porcelain restorations. This course will demonstrate that not only can bonded porcelain restorations be used to enhance the esthetic appearance of teeth, but they can also be used therapeutically to regain strength of teeth that have weakened due to enamel loss. The hands-on...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

MINIMALLY INVASIVE ADHESIVE AND ESTHETIC INDIRECT ANTERIOR BONDED RESTORATIONS (LECTURE) 2017

The objective of this course is to take a clinical approach and familiarize the practitioner with all aspects of bonded porcelain restorations. This course will demonstrate that not only can bonded porcelain restorations be used to enhance the esthetic appearance of teeth, but they can also be used therapeutically to regain strength of teeth that have weakened due to enamel loss. This lecture...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

OROFACIAL PAIN: WHEN, HOW AND WHAT TO TREAT

This course focuses on Chronic Orofacial Pain (OFP) and headaches (e.g. Neuropathic Pain, Neurovascular Pain, Neuralgia, Neuritis and Neuroma). It reviews underlying mechanisms of pain induction, nerve injury and repair, sensitization and spontaneous ectopic pain generation. Lectures include an explanation of how various analgesic blocks and sensory testing procedures, in combination with histor...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

PARENTERAL MODERATE SEDATION FOR DENTISTS

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is proud to offer to you this comprehensive parenteral moderate sedation course. The 2017 course expands its curriculum to include new drug regimens, advances in patient monitoring, and ACLS Certification. This intensive course consist of 12 days totalling 96 hours: 8 days of lectures and hands-on workshops, and 4 days of clinical patient interaction. Each c...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

SAFE, PRECISE AND PREDICTABLE IMPLANT PLACEMENT 2017

Implant dentistry is a predictable treatment modality providing function and esthetics. Proper implant positioning is a critical factor to ensure a successful outcome. There are many methods to place implants that allow for adequate osseointegration. However, these traditional techniques do not guarantee accurate implant positioning. Factors such as the surgeon’s hand stability, variation in b...
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SLEEP BREATHING DISORDERS: APPROACH FROM DENTISTRY! (LIVE WEBINAR & HANDS-ON)

DAY I - LECTURE ONLY: This course focuses on Sleep Disordered Breathing (SDB) Disorders such as snoring, somnolence and sleep apnea. It reviews the underlying mechanisms of these problems, including brain and anatomic alterations that predispose a patient to SDB. Lectures and discussion include an explanation of airway closure, factors that predict or predispose to airway closure and the medica...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

SUTURING TECHNIQUES: A PRACTICAL HANDS-ON COURSE ON SOFT TISSUE SUTURING

The surgical procedures are an integral part of every dental practice. Dentists perform procedures such as extractions, periodontal surgery and implant placement that often require suturing skills. However, some clinicians may experience challenges such as premature suture loosing, flap opening and tearing, bent needles, and inability to stabilize flaps. Improper suturing can lead to complicatio...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

THE 10TH USC GERIATRIC DENTISTRY ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM

Today older adults are seeking dental care in far greater numbers as their life span lengthens and the numbers of seniors in the population increase. Unique to this population are facto rs such as variable health profiles, social support systems, and functional capabilities. Oral health findings can also be highly variable whether they arecompounded by a lifetime of treatmentor neglect. Many ind...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL ENDODONTIC SYMPOSIUM

It is our pleasure to invite you to the USC Sixteenth International Endodontic Symposium “Clinical and Biological Concepts of Modern Endodontics.” Internationally renowned experts will present to you the most current advances in the field. The Scientific program will include updates on current hot topics in endodontics and advanced treatment modalities, as well as a deep insight into the ...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

THE ARTISTIC DENTIST: EXCELLENCE IN DIRECT ANTERIOR AND POSTERIOR COMPOSITES 2017

This course will review the new paradigm in tooth preparation for adhesively retained direct bonded composite restorations. The principles and technique necessary to achieve predictable bonds to enamel and dentin while minimizing post-operatory sensitivity will be described. In addition, a technique for placement and finishing highly esthetic layered polychromatic anterior and posterior composit...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

THE USC TENTH INTERNATIONAL RESTORATIVE DENTISTRY SYMPOSIUM

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to attend the 10th annual USC International Restorative Dentistry Symposium for 2017. The goal of this symposium is to update the dental community on contemporary “hot” topics related to restorative dentistry. The symposium will showcase current, evidence-based information, with presentations by nationally and internationally renowned speakers who are...
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