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.


3D Reconstruction Of Atrophic Alveolar Bone By Modular Bone Augmentation (HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: Alveolar ridge deficiency has been one of the limiting factors in implant dentistry. In cases with ridge deficiency, bone augmentation is needed prior to implant placement. Several factors affect the treatment approach and success of bone augmentation procedure, including the size and shape of the defect, the location of the defect, etc. Each of these features can affect the efficac...
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A Simple Two-Step Treatment Of Severe Periodontitis, And More! (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: The recognition of microbial specificity in periodontitis has afforded dental practitioners the ability to prevent and treat the disease with a variety of antimicrobial drugs. These include systemic antibiotics against specific bacterial and viral pathogens, professional subgingival irrigation with povidone-iodine and dilute sodium hypochlorite (bleach) for home-use. Systemic antibiot...
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Adult And Pediatric Oral Conscious Sedation Recertification Program (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: This course is a recertification program geared towards how to safely provide oral conscious sedation for adult and pediatric patients through the study of physiology and pharmacology. The course on Saturday will complete the 2 year requirement (7 CE hours) for recertification of adult oral sedation. The course on Sunday will complete the 2 year requirement (7 CE hours) or the re...
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Adult Parenteral Moderate Sedation For Dentists (LECTURE, HANDS-ON LIVE PATIENT TREATMENT, CERTIFICATION)

Lecture and ACLS Workshop Wednesday - Sunday July 17 - 21, 2019 High-Fidelity Crisis Simulation & Live-Patient Experiences Thursday - Sunday September 5 - 8, 2019 Friday - Sunday September 13 - 15, 2019 8:00am - 5:00pm SYNOPSIS: The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is proud to offer to you this comprehensive adult parenteral moderate sedation course. The 2019 course expands its curri...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Adult Parenteral Moderate Sedation For Dentists (LECTURE, HANDS-ON LIVE PATIENT TREATMENT, CERTIFICATION)

SYNOPSIS: The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is proud to offer to you this comprehensive adult parenteral moderate sedation course. The 2019 course expands its curriculum to include new drug regimens, advances in patient monitoring, and ACLS Certification. This intensive course consist of 12 days totaling 96 hours: 8 days of lectures and hands-on workshops, and 4 days of clinical patient int...
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Adult Parenteral Moderate Sedation For Dentists - Refresher (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: This is a ongoing series of topics, hands-on simulation, and discussion intended for the dentist already employing moderatesedation in their practice. Course content is structured on subject matter review, recognition and management of complications, and introducing new concepts into an already established dental practice utilizing moderate sedation. TOPICS TO BE COVERED: Ph...
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Complications Of Implant Therapy (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: 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 tha...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Complications Of Implant Therapy (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: 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 tha...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Emerging Diseases, Infection Control & California Dental Practice Act (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: 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 disease is developing and or capturing headlines. The signs and symptoms of many emerging diseases such as community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (CA-MRSA), seasonal flu and development of drug-resi...
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Endodontics From A To Z: A Hands-On Workshop For The General Practitioner (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: 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...
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Exploring Myofascial Pain, Oral Motor Disorders And Headaches (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: This course reviews the appropriate pharmacologic, behavioral, splint therapy and physical medicine management procedures for TMD. For example, myofascial pain-based exercises include stretching, mobilization and manipulation methods. Muscle injections (e.g. trigger point anesthetic and botox injections) and joint injections (e.g. sodium hyaluronate, arthrocentesis and corticosteroids...
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Fixed And Removable Options With Dental Implants For The Fully Edentulous Arch (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: 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 lecture...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Hands-On For Mini-Residency Certificate In Orofacial Pain (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: The health professional is often confronted with painful conditions where diagnosis is crucial for the proper management, thus avoiding procedures that not only do not solve the chief complaint, but also can complicate the clinical picture. A proper training in understanding and treating pain will be of significant value for health professionals. The objective of this hands-on cours...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Lateral Sinus Augmentation And Leukocyte Platelet Rich Fibrin (L-PRF): Avoiding And Managing Complications (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: This cadaver course will focus on how to perform maxillary sinus grafting with simultaneous implant placement. The sinus anatomy and its consequences on the surgical technique will be described. The management of intra operative complications will be shown as the way to prevent them. THIS COURSE IS INTENDED FOR: Dentists TUITION: Before /After December 1, 2018 Dent...
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Learning Implant Dentistry For The Restorative Dentist - Part I (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: Successful implant osseointegration is well documented over the past forty years. In this course, participants will learn the most predictable manner to diagnose and treat patients presenting missing teeth with dental implants and their restoration. Aspects of treatment planning will be discussed and conventional dentistry vs implant dentistry will be compared. Participants will bec...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Learning Implant Dentistry For The Restorative Dentist - Part II (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: Successful implant osseointegration is well documented over the past forty years. In this course, participants will learn the most predictable manner to diagnose and treat patients presenting missing teeth with dental implants and their restoration. Aspects of treatment planning will be discussed and conventional dentistry vs implant dentistry will be compared. Participants will becom...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Management Of Implants In The Aesthetic Zone With Simultaneous Bone Augmentation: L-Shape Technique (HANDS-ON)

SATURDAY, JANUARY 26, 2019. 4:00 - 6:00PM Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. 506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. SYNOPSIS: The management of implants in the aesthetic zone remains a clinical challenge. Major ridge augmentation surgery involves high morbidity and long treatment times for the patient and is technique-sensitive for the clinician. Implants can be placed 6 to 8 ...
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Management Of Peri-Implant Mucosal Deficiencies (HANDS-ON)

FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019. 4:00 - 6:00PM Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. 506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. SYNOPSIS: This hands on course will describe different techniques to overcome mucosal deficiencies around dental implants. Participants will experience performing surgical techniques in almost all possible scenarios in the soft tissue aspect of implant density such...
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Mastering Molar Endodontics (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: Molar endodontics often present challenges to the clinician. These may include difficulty in isolation and access, negotiation of curved and narrow root canals, difficulty in canal obturation, and managing anatomical variations. However, today many advances in technology, materials and equipment have made it possible to efficiently perform successful molar endodontic treatment with mo...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Mastering Oral Pathology, Radiology, And Medicine: An Interactive Multidisciplinary Approach! (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: We welcome all dental and oral health care professionals to participate in our completely restructured and revolutionary course designed with the central concept of participant involvement. The new format will be as follows: The morning session will consist of an interactive review of clinically relevant oral pathology and maxillofacial medicine, including: Principles of identif...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Minimally Invasive Adhesive & Esthetic Dentistry: A Review Of Available Treatment Options & Materials (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: Nowadays, patients are better informed and more demanding than ever. This is due to advances in material science, industry-driven marketing and advertising, media’s influence in forming public opinion regarding esthetics, and information available on the internet. A successful dental practice must have a thorough understanding of the available materials and treatment options in all ...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

No More Anterior Crowns: Porcelain Veneers As Healthier & More Beautiful Substitutes Of Crowns (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: Porcelain veneers have become a popular procedure. However, without comprehensive and sequential esthetic evaluation, diagnosis, material selection, treatment plan and execution, the successful outcome is compromised. Supragingival dentistry techniques have made this procedure easier and more predictable than ever before. Dr. Ruiz will explain how correct preparation technique affects...
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Opportunities In CAD/CAM Chairside Restoration (HANDS-ON)

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS: 2 FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019 Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles. 506 S. Grand Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90071. SYNOPSIS Chairside CAD/CAM technology has offered a convenient and efficient workflow as an alternative to traditional techniques involving model making. The participants will learn practical information on how to fabricate implant supported rest...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Oral Surgery For The General Practitioner (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: Have you ever had a routine dental extraction that turned ugly? Don’t let minor complications such as broken root tips stump you! Learn how to manage oral surgery cases with confidence and minimal stress. This all-day lecture course is designed for general dentists who want to expand their oral surgery experience and better understand and manage dento-alveolar surgical procedu...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Periodontal And Implant Decision Making: From Treating The Ailing Tooth To The Failing Implant (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: Understanding implant treatment planning requires both restorative and surgical perspectives. Further complicating implant dentistry are the challenges in treating the ailing implant. Surgically, implants are an obvious choice for edentulous areas, however challenges arise when replacement of questionable teeth with implants are contemplated. Periodontal literature provides insights w...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Restorative Implant Dentistry For Partially Edentulous Arches (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: In this course, participants will gain confidence and proficiency in restoring any type of implant connection. Both internal and external connections will be discussed, and advantages and disadvantages of the various types of connections will be analyzed. Participants will also learn when certain connections are indicated or preferred and how to participate in the decision making pr...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Saving Natural Teeth With Endodontic Treatment (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: The art and science of endodontics are currently undergoing many exciting changes. Recent advances in biology, technology, materials, and techniques have significantly enhanced the way in which endodontic treatment is being currently performed. It has been recognized that when indicated and well executed, endodontic treatment is a predictable treatment modality with excellent long-ter...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Suturing Techniques: A Practical Hands-On Course On Soft Tissue Suturing (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: 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 compl...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Temporomandibular Disorders: From Clicking To Crepitus (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: This course focuses on the four main categories of Temporomandibular Disorder, namely arthrogenic, myogenic, derangements and uncommon TMD. The lectures will review the current standards for medical history and physical examination required for diagnosis. TOPICS TO BE COVERED: TMJ anatomy. TMJ mechanics. TMJ radiology including the use of 3D-CT. TMJ Dysfunction. UPON CO...
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The 44th Annual International Periodontal And Implant Symposium - Dental Hygiene Forum

SYNOPSIS: The theme of this year's symposium will be: "The secret sauce: the missing elements of clinical success". In our clinical practices, we often incorporate various material, techniques and protocols, based on scientific studies, as well as experience. However, as clinical practice is both an art and a science, certain essential elements may make the difference between those, who consi...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

The 44th Annual International Periodontal and Implant Symposium - General Sessions

SYNOPSIS: The theme of this year's symposium will be: "The secret sauce: the missing elements of clinical success". In our clinical practices, we often incorporate various material, techniques and protocols, based on scientific studies, as well as experience. However, as clinical practice is both an art and a science, certain essential elements may make the difference between those, who consi...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

The Artistic Dentist: Excellence In Direct Anterior And Posterior Composites (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

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

The Rewards And Challenges Of Community-Based Oral Health Programs (LECTURE & LIVE WEBINAR)

SYNOPSIS: Community oral health programs frequently use different models and approaches to improve the oral health of communities. Local, state and national data and goals provide a framework for these programs. This course discusses the status and goals of oral health initiatives in Los Angeles County. Speakers with oral health expertise and experiences in community health will examine the cha...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

The Secrets Of Guided Bone Regeneration In Implant Dentistry: Hands-On Workshop (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: This bone graft course will feature a combined one-day scientific lecture and hands-on workshop. The course will focus primarily on the principles of guided bone regeneration in implant dentistry and on the most up-to-date techniques in bone grafting to improve long-term clinical success with dental implants. This course is designed for the clinician that has prior implant experienc...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Update On Dental Trauma (LECTURE)

SYNOPSIS: Impact trauma includes concussion, subluxations, luxations, intrusions and avulsions. This course will provide participants with the latest information about traumatic dental injuries to teeth. It will cover longitudinal and impact trauma, etiology, diagnosis, treatment, prognosis and prevention. Longitudinal tooth fractures include cracks and vertical root fractures. Up to date guide...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

USC Ruth Ragland 33rd Dental Hygiene Symposium

COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PREVENTION FOR OLDER ADULTS: Attainment of optimal oral health and wellness is a challenging and dynamic process that occurs along the aging continuum. This course will present a new model of health prevention for older adults, with an emphasis on ensuring safety, minimizing disease risks, maintaining function, and optimizing oral health quality of life. Oral health care...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

Vertical Ridge Augmentation (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: It is undeniable that implant treatment has modified treatment plans and patients’ outcomes dramatically. Implant treatment has been modified over the years from surgical techniques to material modifications, all of which aim at a theoretical perfection of treatment. However, one of the major endeavours in implant dentistry is still the esthetic result of the final prosthetic rest...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

VISTA: An Approach for Soft Tissue and Bone Augmentation of Teeth and Implants (LECTURE & HANDS-ON)

SYNOPSIS: Bone has long been considered the critical tissue for support and long-term health of teeth and implant. Periodontal and peri-implant soft tissues have frequently been regarded to be important for esthetics. However, recent evidence has demonstrated the significance of the quantity and quality of periodontal and peri-implant mucosa for the long-term health of periodontal and peri-im...
Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC

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