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  • 1. Advanced EducationPostdoctoral Programs2002-2003
  • 2. Founded in 1897, the School of Dentistry has a proud legacy as a professional school with a globalreputation for excellence and a recognized tradition of closeness and community among its alumni. Onecore of strength rests with the School of Dentistry’s renowned faculty. Their reputation as educators,scientists and oral health care professionals secure the school’s continuing place as a leader. Anotherstrength is the school’s position with a world-class, private university strategically located in a pluralistic sturban area. As it faces the 21 century, the School of Dentistry has a mission that links its past to thefuture through enhancement of its unique qualities and incorporation of a specific excellence into aframework of humanistic compatibility that will become the hallmark of the school’s work. The school’senvironment offers special opportunities that can be found nowhere else.Education of dental health care professionals in an environment where research is a priority is the primarypurpose of the school. The school offers a variety of traditional educational programs and a selection ofspecial degree offerings as well. Traditional curricula include the Doctor of Dental Surgery program, thebaccalaureate in dental hygiene program and postdoctoral programs in six recognized dental specialties.Special degrees include a combined D.D.S.-M.B.A. program, master’s and Ph.D. opportunities in thecraniofacial biology program, and an advanced standing program for foreign trained dentists. Rankedamong the top dental schools nationally in research funding, the school is proud of its leading role insolving the mysteries of bioscience across scientific disciplines including developmental biology,microbiology, biochemistry, prokaryotic and eukaryotic m olecular biology and human genetics.A sense of service and caring for others is the foundation of a health care provider, and is important to themission of the School of Dentistry. Achieving educational goals through providing quality dental care to thepublic is a hallmark of the School of Dentistry. From its location in southeast Los Angeles, the school offersaffordable, first-rate care to the community’s under served; to the university faculty, staff and students; andto those seeking special comprehensive care. Through affiliations with major hospitals and medical centersin Los Angeles, the education of the students and the care of the patients is expanded.Harold C. Slavkin, D.D.S. Dennis-Duke R. Yamashita, D.D.S.Dean Chair, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySandra Clark Bolivar, J.D.Senior Executive Director, Admissions and Student Affairs Peter Sinclair, D.D.S., M.S.D. Chair, Department of OrthodonticsMark D. Mitchell, B.S., A.M.Director, Recruitment and Evaluation, Admissions and Terence E. Donovan, D.D.S.Student Affairs Chair, Department of RestorativeKelly Spradlin, B.A., M.A. Kenneth V. Fortman, D.D.S., M.D.Admissions Coordinator, Admissions and Student Affairs Chair, Graduate Practice Residency ProgramJim Feigert, B.S. Charles F. Shuler, D.D.S., Ph.D.Admissions Counselor, Admissions and Student Affairs Chair, Department of Craniofacial BiologyJames H. Simon, D.D.S. Hessam Nowzari-Dalini, D.D.S.Chair, Department of Endodontics Chair, Department of PeriodontologyRichard Udin, D.D.S. Roseann Mulligan, D.D.S., M.S.Chair, Department of Pediatric Dentistry Chair, Advanced Education in General Dentistry 1
  • 3. General InformationThe School of Dentistry offers advanced dental education programs including advanced education ingeneral dentistry, endodontics, general practice residency, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics,pediatric dentistry, periodontology and prosthodontics, all leading to a certificate in a clinical speciality.The School of Dentistry in conjunction with the Graduate School also offers a combined program inorthodontics and craniofacial biology, in pediatric dentistry and craniofacial biology, and periodontics andcraniofacial biology leading to a Master of Science degree and a certificate. In conjunction with the Schoolof Medicine, the School of Dentistry offers a combined program leading to an M.D. degree and acertificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery. In addition to clinical seminars and clinical experience,students take basic science courses with advanced students from other departments.The certificate curriculum consists of a core of basic science subjects plus clinical seminars and clinicalexperience. Elective subjects may also be selected by the student with the approval of the programdirector.The estimated lengths of programs are as follows:Advanced Education in General Dentistry, 12 monthsEndodontics, 24 monthsGeneral Practice Residency, 12 monthsOral and Maxillofacial Surgery, 48 monthsOral and Maxillofacial Surgery/M.D., 72 monthsOrthodontics, 36 monthsPediatric Dentistry, 24 or 36 monthsPeriodontology, 36 monthsProsthodontics, 36 monthsAdmission RequirementsApplicants must hold the Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree and mustpresent the appropriate degrees, approved transcripts and affidavits as prescribed by the Office of DentalAdmissions and Student Affairs.Admission ProceduresProspective students should request application forms from the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs(see numbers 8 and 9 in the next paragraph). For selection and admission to the Periodontics/CBY,Orthodontics/CBY, and Pediatrics/CBY Dentistry Programs, applicants are required to take the “aptitudesection” of the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE); a score of 1200 or above is desired for PediatricDentistry. For selection and admission for Orthodontics and Periodontics/CBY, a combined score (verbaland quantitative) of 1200 or better is required. The last acceptable test is in September of the yearpreceding desired admission. For further information regarding the GRE contact the Educational TestingService at (609) 921-9000 or visit http://www.gre.org.The following information is also required to complete the application: (1) a $55 processing fee forgraduates of domestic dental schools or a $125 processing fee for graduates of foreign dental schools or anystudent requiring an I-20 student visa; (2) a 2" x 2" passport style photograph of the applicant; (3) oneoriginal, official copy of the applicant’s dental school transcript with degree notation. Foreign transcriptsand degree notations must be submitted with a certified English translation; (4) three letters of 2
  • 4. recommendation: (a) one from the program director or chairperson of the specific graduate departmentapplied to, or someone who is currently a pedodontist, orthodontist, etc.; (b) one from a full-time facultymember in the basic sciences; (c) a general character reference from applicant’s superior in service, or anindividual by whom he or she was employed; (5) board scores Part I and Part II for all programs (domesticstudents only); GRE scores are required for Orthodontics, Periodontics/CBY, and Pediatric/CBY Programsor any Masters degree program at USC; (6) a biographical statement; (7) applicants may be asked to beavailable for an interview. If one is necessary, applicants will be contacted by the director of theindividual advanced program; (8) applicants for Advanced Education in General Dentistry, GeneralPractice Residency, Orthodontics, Pediatric Dentistry and Oral Surgery programs must submit applicantagreement forms to the Postdoctoral Dental Matching Program, (416) 977-3431,http://www.natmatch.com/dentres/; (9) applicants for all USC advanced education postdoctoral programsmust submit an application through the Postdoctoral Application Support Service (PASS). PASSapplications and information are available at PASS, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600, Washington,DC 20036-2212, (202) 667-1887. Downloadable/printable and online PASS application forms can befound at http://www.adea.org; (10) applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable $1000.00 tuitiondeposit upon notification of acceptance; (11) International students requiring an I-20 Student Visa mustpresent a copy of the I-94 form (white sheet in the passport) and a notarized statement of financial supportfor tuition and expenses for one year ($US 75,000.00).TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESSING OF YOUR APPLICATION PLEASE MAKE SURE THATALL REQUIRED MATERIALS/DOCUMENTATION ARE FORWARDED WITH YOURAPPLICATION. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED INCOMPLETE WILL EXPERIENCE DELAYS INPROCESSING.Timetable for ApplicationsApplications for admission to advanced programs must be received as follows:Advanced Education in General Dentistry, November 15Endodontics, November 1General Practice Residency, October 15Oral Surgery, October 1Orthodontics, October 1Pediatric Dentistry, October 15Periodontology, November 15Prosthodontics, November 1Completed applications and related information are reviewed first by the faculty of the department ofinterest. In selecting applicants for admission the faculty considers academic records and personalqualifications. Final approval for admission rests with the advanced education coordinating committee,Office of Admissions and Student Affairs, and the Office of Graduate and International Admissions.Responsibility for advising the student after admission rests with the department chair.OrientationA general orientation session is usually held the first week of classes. Incoming students are acquaintedwith the School of Dentistry, its policies, procedures, faculty and facilities. More specific orientations areoffered by the individual programs. 3
  • 5. Family Educational Rights and Privacy ActThe University of Southern California recognizes and acts in full compliance with regulations set inaccordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (The Buckley Amendment). Astudent may have access to all records about him or her maintained by the University except thoseconsidered confidential under the act. Students of the School of Dentistry wishing to review records or toappeal for a change in those records should contact the School of Dentistry Registrar. A small charge maybe made to cover the time and costs of duplication of the record.Student Issue - Advanced ProgramsDental units in the school’s clinics are equipped with Midwest type tubing and couplers for low and highspeed air hand pieces. Advanced students must provide their own adapters to fit the school’s couplersunless the students’ present hand pieces are already so modified. The Dental Bookstore will assist insuch conversions, if necessary. The bookstore has some low speed air hand pieces available for rent.Students accepted into an advanced program should consult their program directors about neededequipment.Tuition and Fees (Estimated)Tuition at the School of Dentistry is charged on a flat fee basis for enrollment in the regular degree andadvanced certificate programs of the school. Exceptions do not apply to students who have courseswaived based on their prior education. In such cases, students are charged the student flat fee for theprogram in which they are enrolled.The information outlined here is for the School of Dentistry fees and tuition deposits only. Forinformation about university fees, refer to the University of Southern California Catalogue. The universityreserves the right to assess new fees or changes as it may determine.Tuition (trimester), (Estimated) 14,646.00Mandatory Fees (Estimated)Application Processing Fee 55.00 Domestic/$125.00 InternationalStudent Issue IMS Fee 835.00Identification Card 18 .00Health Insurance, international students only Fall trimester 200.00 Spring and Summer trimester 378.00Orientation Fee (international students) 130.00Orientation Fee (domestic graduate) 23.00Student Health Service 174.00Student programming fee 39.00Norman Topping Student Aid Fund 6.00Optional Fees (Estimated)Accident and Sickness Expense Insurance Fall trimester 188.00 Spring and Summer trimester 358.00Parking 135.50 - 211.50Student Activities Card 97.00 4
  • 6. Financial AidDetailed information about the major loan programs available to students in dental school programs can be thobtained by writing the Assistant for Financial Aid at USC School of Dentistry, 925 West 34 St., Room201, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641 or online at www.usc.edu/hsc/dental.GME funding may be available for students that qualify.Official Documents to Enter the United StatesThe Office of International Admissions will provide the I-20 or IAP-66 eligibility certificate, whichever isappropriate, for the student to enter the United States. Any student entering the United States by meansof these documents issued by USC must register for the trimester to which admitted to USC. Failure toregister disqualifies the student from reapplying for one year from that trimester to which admitted. Re-acceptance is not guaranteed.Registration Requirements for International StudentsInternational students on student visas must be registered as full-time students as arranged by the Officefor International Services and the departmental advisor. Such students are not eligible to be consideredstudents without formal registration and are in violation of immigration laws when not properly registered.Any international student having questions about registration requirements should consult the Office forInternational Services in Student Union Building, Room 300 or online at http://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/OIS/.Student VisasThe I-20 Student Visa is issued to the applicant only after complete admission and acceptance has beengranted. Before the papers can be processed, the accepted applicant must present a copy of the I-94 form(white sheet in the passport) and a notarized statement of financial support for tuition and expenses forone year ($US 75,000.00) to the Office of Admission. The Office of Graduate and InternationalAdmissions will issue the I-20 visa upon receipt of these documents.English Language RequirementsAcademic success at USC is strongly dependent on the ability to communicate in English. Listening,speaking, reading and writing proficiency must be well developed in order to assimilate large amounts ofdifficult material under limited time conditions with full comprehension. Such proficiency is muchgreater than that required of ordinary everyday living. Therefore, every effort should be made to acquireEnglish proficiency prior to entering the university.Admitted international students whose first language is not English are required to take the InternationalStudent Examination (ISE), administered by the USC Testing Bureau at the beginning of the first termof study. The results on the examination determine whether or not students must take special courses inEnglish. Students who score 600 (paper based)/250 (computer based) or higher on the Test of English asa Foreign Language (TOEFL) and international students who hold a bachelor’s degree from a universitylocated in the United States or in another country in which English is the native language are exemptfrom having to take the ISE. Please contact TOEFL at www.toefl.org.American Language InstituteAny student not demonstrating adequate English proficiency will be required to enroll in the AmericanLanguage Institute (ALI) at USC. ALI provides courses designed to improve an international student’soral and written communication skills in English. The extent to which a student may be required to takecourses at ALI is determined by his or her performance on the International Student English Exam. 5
  • 7. ALI tuition units are charged at the regular university rate. Entering students who have weak Englishlanguage skills should be aware the ALI course requirements may add to the overall cost of their degreeprogram. ALI classes can normally be taken concurrently with a student’s other university classes andmust be completed at the earliest opportunity.The American Language Institute also offers full-time study in English for students not admitted to theuniversity. These students are not allowed to take other university classes. Applicants interested instudying English only may apply by contacting the American Language Institute atwww.usc.edu/dept/LAS/ALI.Residential ChoicesUSC Provides attractive residence opportunities which complement its educational objectives. Theuniversity believes that the living experiences in residential colleges, residence halls and universityapartments offer a desirable and important part of the total educational experience. University housingprovides the setting for students, faculty and staff to come together and create an academic residentialcommunity. The goal is to combine a high degree of informal contact and a strong desire to explore theworld of ideas to develop an intellectually stimulating environment. USC recommends that studentsconsider the advantages of these programs and live on campus in one of these facilities for at least aportion of the time in which they are enrolled. Recognizing that the commuter life style is the morepractical choice for some students, the university has developed a program of commuter services whichincludes activities and advocacy services. For more information please call (213) 740-2546 or visithttp://housing.usc.edu/.Family Student HousingMarried students or students with children wishing university housing should apply to the HousingServices Office, Parking Structure X (213) 740-2546. The family student housing located north of campushas furnished one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for couples or families with one or two children.Student Heath and Counseling ServicesUSC-University Park Health Center’s Student Health and Counseling Services is a full-service healthcenter licensed by the state of California and staffed with dedicated, licenced professionals. Servicesinclude clinical care designed to meet most health care needs and referral services for professional medicalcare that the Student Health and Counseling Centers may not be able to provide.Supplemental Health InsuranceThe university requires that all students have supplemental health insurance. This will help to cover thecost of health care that cannot be obtained at the health center, especially in emergency situations wherehospitalization may be required. All students carrying 6 units or more are automatically enrolled in theUSC student health insurance plan. All international and Health Sciences Campus students are requiredto have health insurance even if they carry less than 6 units and are automatically enrolled. The healthinsurance plan works in conjunction with the university’s Student Health Centers. For this reason, allstudents enrolled in the insurance plan are required to pay the student health fee.New Waiver RequirementsEnrollment will only be waived if documented proof of adequate health coverage from another plan ispresented to the Student Services Office at the Student Health Center on either the Health Sciences orthe University Park Campus and it meets the following criteria. For more information concerning healthinsurance contact the Student Health Insurance Office at (213) 740-0551 or online athttp://www.usc.edu/student-affairs/Health_Center/. 6
  • 8. Advanced Education in medically compromised patients, to patients of all ages, including pediatric and geriatric patients,General Dentistry and to patients in a private dental practice setting and in a hospital or community care environment.The advanced education in general dentistry Upon completion of the program, residents areprogram is a 12-month, full-time residency competent or proficient in each of the forty-sixprogram designed in conformance with the “AEGD Resident Competency and Proficiencyguidelines of the Council on Dental Education Statement”.and the Commission on Accreditation of theAmerican Dental Association. A certificate is The program application to the American Dentalawarded upon satisfactory completion of the Association Commission on Dental Accreditationprogram. was submitted for preliminary provisional approval on November, 1 2001. The program is conducted primarily at theSchool of Dentistry and Los Angeles Required Advanced Education in GeneralCounty/USC Medical Center, one of the nation’s Dentistry Curriculumlargest teaching hospitals. Some of the training is Required Coursesalso conducted at the Children’s Dental Center,The USC Dental Clinic at the Union Rescue ADNT 702 Physical DiagnosisMission, Rancho Los Amigos National AEGD 701abc Seminar: AdvancedRehabilitation Center, and other community Comprehensive Oral Healthfacilities. Care AEGD 761abc Clinic: AdvancedThe program is designed for the individual who Comprehensive Oral Healthis planning a career in general dentistry in the Care Delivery Iprivate dental practice environment, dental ADNT 762ab Clinic: Horpital Oral Sugeryeducation, and/or an advanced specialty. and AnethesiaResidents receive a monthly stipend during their AMED 750a Physical Evaluation andtraining program. Anesthesia CBY 575 Biological Basis of Oral-All clinical experiences are supervised by the Facial Tissuefaculties of the School of Dentistry and DPHR 701 Advanced PharmacologyMedicine. The program provides experience to REST 710a Implant Dentistryresidents in the delivery of comprehensive, Advanced Biomaterialsmultidisciplinary oral health care to health and REST 701 Advanced PharmacologyAdvanced Endodontics training for students interested in academic endodontics.The advanced endodontics certificate program is Emphasis is on the interaction of this specialtya two year course of study that begins the first with other specialties and with general dentistry.week of September each year. The programprovides students with the background The program prepares its graduates forinformation and clinical experience necessary for competency in five areas of endodontics: clinical,a specialist in the practice of endodontics, and surgical, research, biological basis and teaching.also offers activities in research and teacher- 7
  • 9. The program in endodontics is accredited by the DPHR 701 Advanced PharmacologyCommission of Dental Accreditation, a ENDO 521 Preclinical Endodonticsspecialized accreditation body recognized by the ENDO 701abcd Seminar: Biological Basis ofCouncil on Post-secondary Accreditation and the Endodontic TherapyUnited States Department of Education. ENDO 702 Seminar: Advanced ClinicalRequired Advanced Endodontics Curriculum EndodonticsRequired courses ENDO 703abcd Seminar: Review of Endodontic LiteratureADNT 701 Research Methodologies in ENDO 704ab Seminar: Surgical Endodontics Dentistry ENDO 705ab Seminar: Endodontic CaseADNT 702 Physical Diagnosis PreparationADNT 704ab Oral Biology ENDO 710 Seminar: Endodontic PracticeADNT 710 Internship Dental Education ManagementAMED 750abc Physical Evaluation and ENDO 711 Alternatives in Endodontics Anesthesia ENDO 761a-f Clinic: Advanced EndodonticsANAT 701 Advanced Head and Neck ENDO 790 Direct Research: Endodontics Anatomy PTHL 601 Advanced Oral PathologyDHIS 701 Advanced Oral Histology SeminarDMAT 701 Advanced BiomaterialsAdvanced Oral and Required Advanced Oral and MaxillofacialMaxillofacial Surgery Surgery Curriculum Required coursesThe Advanced education program in oral andmaxillofacial surgery is a continuous 48-month ADNT 702 Physical Diagnosiscourse of study that prepares the graduate for the ADNT 704c Oral Biologypractice of oral and maxillofacial surgery. The ADNT 710 Internship: Dental Educationprogram in oral surgery is accredited by the ORTH 706 Surgical OrthodonticsCommission on Dental Accreditation, a PTHL 601 Advanced Oral Pathologyspecialized body recognized by the United States SeminarDepartment of Education. The program also PTHL 701 Clinicopathologic Conferencemeets the requirements of the American SURG 701ab Seminar: Advanced OralAssociation of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Surgery SURG 702ab Seminar: Review of OralThe program is conducted at the School of Surgery LiteratureDentistry and at the LAC + USC Medical SURG 761abcd Clinic: Advanced Oral SurgeryCenter. The course provides graduates with the SURG 763abcd Clinic Advanced Hospital Oralnecessary background for certification by the Surgery and AnesthesiaAmerican Board of Oral and MaxillofacialSurgery. Certificates are awarded upon successfulcompletion of the 48-month course. 8
  • 10. Integrated M.D. Degree/Oral can continue in the specially designed surgical internship portion of the program. At theand Maxillofacial Surgery completion of the surgical internship, the student is qualified for medical licensure. During theCertificate Program fourth through sixth year, all required rotations and surgical training will be completed to fulfillThe Schools of Dentistry and Medicine offer a the educational requirements of the Commissioncontinuous 72-month integrated course of study of Dental Accreditation of the American Dentalleading to a medical degree in addition to a Association and the American Association of Oralcertificate in oral and maxillofacial surgery that and Maxillofacial Surgeons.prepares the graduate for the practice of oral andmaxillofacial surgery. The program is fully The program is conducted at the school ofintegrated and will include advanced placement Dentistry and Medicine and at the LAC + USCinto the established medical school curriculum. Medical Center. The course of study provides the graduate with the necessary background forDuring the first three years, the student will certification by the American Board of Oral andfunction in the capacity of a medical student as Maxillofacial Surgery. The Oral andwell as a resident in the Oral and Maxillofacial Maxillofacial Surgery certificates are awardedSurgery Program. After the completion of the upon successful completion of the entire 72-medical school curriculum, the M.D. degree will month course.be awarded. This is required before the studentAdvanced Orthodontics Required Curriculum: Advanced Orthodontic/Craniofacial Biology ProgramThe advanced orthodontics program consists of a Required courses36-month combined program leading to aMasters of Science degree in craniofacial biology ADNT 710 Internship: Dental Educationand a certificate in orthodontics. This program AMED 750a Physical Evaluation andcan also lead to a Ph.D. track for the interested Anesthesiastudent. The curriculum is designed to prepare CBY 574 Statistical Methods instudents for academic careers as clinical scholars Bioexperimentationthrough the integration of the basic sciences with CBY 575ab Biological Basis of Oral-Facialorthodontic education, as well as to provide the Diseaseclinical experience necessary for the practice of CBY 579 Craniofacial Molecularorthodontics. Genetics CBY 583 Craniofacial Clinical GeneticsThe program in advanced orthodontics is CBY 585 Systematic Approach toaccredited by the Commission on Dental Scientific WritingAccreditation, a specialized accrediting body CBY 587 Cell and Molecular Biology ofrecognized by the council on Post-secondary Craniofacial TissuesAccreditation and the United States Department CBY 590 Directed Researchof Education and meets the educational CBY 594ab* Master’s Thesisrequirement of the American Board of ORTH 701ab Cephalometrics: Growth andOrthodontics. Development ORTH 702 Seminar: Review of Orthodontic Literature 9
  • 11. ORTH 703a-f Seminar: Advanced ADNT 706 Seminar: Diseases of Orthodontics ChildhoodORTH 704abc Seminar: Orthodontics in ADNT 707 Behavior of the Child Patient Theory and Practice ADNT 710 Internship: Dental EducationORTH 706 Surgical Orthodontics AMED 750a Physical Evaluation andORTH 721 Biomechanics and Orthodontic Anesthesia Technic CBY 585 Systematic Approach toORTH 751a-f Clinic: Advanced Orthodontics Scientific WritingPEDO 772a Clinic: Interceptive DHIS 701 Advanced Oral Histology Orthodontics ORTH 701ab Cephalometrics: Growth andPERI 752 Interdisciplinary Treatment: Development An Orthodontic Perspective ORTH 702 Seminar: Review of Orthodontic Literature*Students will be re-enrolled in CBY 594b until ORTH 703a-f Seminar: Advancedcompletion of the thesis. Tuition will be charged Orthodonticsin each trimester of enrollment beyond Summer ORTH 704ab Seminar: Orthodontics inSessions II. Theory and Practice ORTH 706 Surgical OrthodonticsRequired Curriculum: Advanced Orthodontic ORTH 721 Biomechanics and OrthodonticCertificate Program TechnicRequired courses ORTH 751a-f Clinic: Advanced Orthodontics ORTH 790 Directed Research:ADNT 701 Research Methodologies in Orthodontics Dentistry PEDO 707 Seminar: Cleft PalateADNT 705 Biomaterials and Rehabilitation Developmental DentistryAdvanced Pediatric Dentistry statistics, conscious sedation, orthodontics, prevention and a review of pediatric dental literature. Second year studies concentrate onThe advanced pediatric dentistry certificate dental care of children with physical, mental orprogram is a 24-month course of study designed emotional disorders. The second year studentto provide students with the background serves as a hospital-based resident at Children’sinformation and clinical experience necessary for Hospital Los Angeles, Rancho Los Amigosthe practice of pediatric dentistry. The program Medical Center, or Long Beach Memorialin pediatric dentistry is accredited by the Medical Center. Students gain experience inCommission on Dental Accreditation, a performing operating room procedures, generalspecialized accrediting body recognized by the anesthesia techniques, conscious sedation andCouncil on Post-secondary Accreditation and the treating children with medical disabilities andUnited States Department of Education. The pathologies in the hospital environment.program also meets the educational requirementsof the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. In addition to the two-year program, the advanced pediatric dentistry program offers a 36-First year studies emphasize advanced pediatric month program directed toward training fordentistry theory and clinical treatment of the certification in advanced pediatric dentistry and anormal child. Students develop a sound basis in Master of Science degree in Craniofacial Biology.genetics, growth and development, behaviormanagement, physical evaluation, hospitaldentistry, anesthesiology, research methodology, 10
  • 12. The purpose of this program is to prepare highly ADNT 706 Seminar: Diseases ofqualified specialists in pediatric dentistry who Childhoodcan assume leadership positions in dental ADNT 707 Behavior of the Child Patienteducation, service to the community, dental ADNT 710 Internship: Dental Educationresearch and dental care of children with AMED 750abc Physical Evaluation anddevelopmental disabilities and medically Anesthesiacompromising conditions. The structured DMAT 701 Advance Biomaterialscurriculum of this three-year program offers a DPHR 701 Advanced Pharmacologystrong didactic component in basic biological PEDO 701ab Seminar: Advanced Pediatricscience and in clinical sciences as well as Dentistryintensive clinical dental training. PEDO 702ab Comprehensive Review of Pediatric DentistryAn individual who elects to apply to the PEDO 703abcde Interceptive Orthodonticscombined program in Craniofacial Biology and PEDO 704ab Prevention in PediatricAdvanced Pediatric Dentistry would submit a Dentistrysimultaneous application to the School of PEDO 705 Pediatric DiseaseDentistry and the Graduate School. See the PEDO 706 Dental Care for PediatricCraniofacial Biology section of the USC PatientsCatalogue for further information. The first year PEDO 707 Seminar: Cleft Palateof the program would be spent in craniofacial Rehabilitationbiology and the second and third years spent in PEDO 721 Pediatric Physical Evaluationthe Pediatric Dentistry Program. After successful PEDO 761a-f* Clinic: Advanced Pediatriccompletion of the Craniofacial Biology Program Dentistrythe student would be reviewed by the Pediatric PEDO 771a-f* Clinic: Hospital PediatricDentistry Admissions Committee and admitted Dentistryinto the certificate program. The student must PEDO 772abcd Clinic: Interceptivesatisfactorily complete the Master of Science OrthodonticsProgram to be eligible for the Pediatric Dentistry PEDO 773 Hospital Pediatric DentistryCertificate Program. PEDO 774 Clinical Genetics in Pediatric DentistryRequired Advanced Pediatric Dentistry PEDO 790ab Directed Research: PediatricCurriculum DentistryRequired courses *In addition to the required courses, a combinedADNT 701 Research Methodologies in minimum of 36 units of PEDO 761 and PEDO Dentistry 771 must be satisfactorily completed, as directedADNT 704ab Oral Biology by the program director.Advanced Periodontology on Dental Accreditation, a specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on Post- secondary Accreditation, and the United StatesThe advanced periodontology program offers two Department of Education. The program alsooptions: (1) a 36-month, 180-unit course of study meets the educational requirements of theleading to a certificate in periodontology, or (2) a American Board of Periodontology. Preparationdual 36-month, 183-unit program leading to both for the certification process is an integral part ofa certificate and a Masters of Science in the curriculum, and all graduates are expected toCraniofacial Biology. The program in become diplomats.periodontology is accredited by the Commission 11
  • 13. The curriculum provides a sound foundation in CBY 574 Statistical Methods inthose basic sciences and medical subjects which Bioexperimentationapply directly to clinical periodontics. Emphasis CBY 575ab Biological Basis of Oral-Facialis placed on the interaction of periodontics with Diseasethe other specialties and general dentistry. The CBY 590 Directed Researchcentral theme of the curriculum is that the CBY 674 Advanced Oral Microbiologyperiodontology is the science basis to all of DHIS 701 Advanced Oral Histologyclinical dentistry. DPHR 701 Advanced Pharmacology PERI 701ab Seminar: Review of CurrentThe program is structured to produce skilled Periodontal Literatureperiodontists with the technical and scientific PERI 702ab Seminar: Periodontalabilities to provide periodontal services to the Treatmentcommunity and to prepare students for teaching PERI 704a-f, h-j Seminar: Periodontal Therapycareers. The program also provides a portion of PERI 708 Seminar: Clinical Basis ofthe requirements necessary for an advanced Periodonticsdegree in a basic science. PERI 710 Clinical Periodontal PhotographyA core oral biology curriculum combined with PERI 711 Occlusal Therapy infundamentals of physical diagnosis, anatomy, Periodonticspathology, microbiology, research interpretation PERI 713 a-f, h-j Treatment Planning inand design, and pharmacology constitute the Periodonticsbiological foundation upon which the advanced PERI 716ab Seminar: Special Topics inpostdoctoral student builds his or her skills. The Periodontal Diseaseprogram provides knowledge and clinical PERI 750 Advanced Periodontalexpertise in all types of periodontal treatments Instrumentationrequired for the practice of oral health care PERI 752 Interdisciplinary Treatment:including the placement and care of implants. An Orthodontic PerspectiveClinical experience in pharmacosedation and PERI 761 a-f, h-j Clinic: Advanced Periodonticstreatment of special care patients is available for PTHL 601 Advanced Oral Pathologythose who are interested in these fields. Seminar REST 710abcd Implant DentistryThe program faculty believe that graduates REST 782a-e Clinic: Implant Prosthodonticsshould be dedicated to the concept of being acontinuous student and should contribute to Advanced Periodontology Certificate/M.S.,periodontics and to dentistry by practice, Craniofacial Biology (183 units)education, publication and/or research. Required coursesAdvanced Periodontology Certificate (180 units) ADNT 702 Physical DiagnosisRequired courses ADNT 703a-f, h-j Seminar: Combined Treatment PlanningADNT 702 Physical Diagnosis ADNT 704ab Oral BiologyADNT 703a-f, h-j Seminar: Combined Treatment ADNT 710 Internship: Dental Education Planning AMED 750abc Physical Evaluation andADNT 704ab Oral Biology AnesthesiaADNT 710 Internship: Dental Education ANAT 701 Advanced Head and NeckAMED 750abc Physical Evaluation and Anatomy Anesthesia CBY 574 Statistical Methods inANAT 701 Advanced Head and Neck Bioexperimentation Anatomy 12
  • 14. CBY 579L Craniofacial Molecular PERI 710 Clinical Periodontal Genetics PhotographyCBY 582L Laboratory Methods PERI 711 Occlusal Therapy inCBY 585 Systemic Approach to Scientific Periodontics Writing PERI 713a-f, h-j Treatment Planning inCBY 590 Directed Research PeriodonticsCBY 594ab Master’s Thesis PERI 716ab Seminar: Special Topics inCBY 671 Epistemology and Ethos of Periodontal Disease Bioscience PERI 750 Advanced PeriodontalCBY 674 Advanced Oral Microbiology InstrumentationDHIS 701 Advanced Oral Histology PERI 752 Interdisciplinary Treatment:DPHR 701 Advanced Pharmacology An Orthodontic PerspectivePERI 701ab Seminar: Review of Current PERI 761a-f, h-j Clinic: Advanced Periodontics Periodontal Literature PTHL 601 Advanced Oral PathologyPERI 702ab Seminar: Periodontal Seminar Treatment REST 710a-d Implant DentistryPERI 704a-f, h-j Seminar: Periodontal Therapy REST 782a-e Clinic: Implant ProsthodonticsPERI 708 Seminar: Clinical Basis of PeriodonticsAdvanced Prosthodontics specialized accrediting body recognized by the council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. TheThe program in advanced prosthodontics is a 36- program also meets the requirements of themonth course of study designed to teach didactic American Board of Prosthodontics. A certificateand clinical skills leading to competency in the is awarded upon successful completion of thespecialized practice of prosthodontics. The program.program provides a basic science foundation forclinical and technical skills, incorporating studies Required Advanced Prosthodontics Curriculumin physical diagnosis, anatomy, oral pathology, Required coursespharmacology and oral biology. Since proficiencyin all elements of prosthodontics is required, ADNT 701 Research Methodologies inequal emphasis is placed on fixed, removable and Dentistryimplant prosthodontics. Periodontally ADNT 702 Physical Diagnosiscompromised patients are frequently ADNT 703a-f,h,i Seminar: Combinedencountered, so the program is allied with the Treatment Planningadvanced program in periodontics and integrated ADNT 704ab Oral Biologypatient care is stressed. AMED 750abc Physical Evaluation and AnesthesiaA research methodology course and a research ANAT 701 Advanced Head and Neckproject are required. Technical skills essential to Anatomyprosthodontics are basic to specialty practice and CBY 575a Biological Basis of Oral-Facialthis aspect is emphasized. Clinical experience in Diseaseimplant and didactic study in maxillofacial DMAT 701 Advanced Biomaterialsprosthetics are offered: students who want more DPHR 701 Advanced Pharmacologyexperience in clinical care may devote more time PTHL 601 Advanced Oral Pathologyto treating these patients. The program in Seminaradvanced prosthodontics is accredited by theCommission on Dental Accreditation, a 13
  • 15. REST 701 Orientation to Advanced Esthetics Prosthodontics REST 709ab Seminar: Removable PartialREST 702a-f,h,i Seminar: Treatment Planning DenturesREST 703a-f,h Seminar: Review of REST 710ab Implant Dentistry Prosthodontic Literature-Fixed REST 712 Maxillofacial ProstheticsREST 704a-f,h Seminar: Review of REST 721ab Principles of Occlusion Prosthodontic Literature- REST 761a-f, h-j Clinic: Advanced Removable ProsthodonticsREST 705 Advanced Fixed REST 781 Clinic: Maxillofacial Prosthetics Prosthodontics Techniques REST 782abc Clinic: Implant ProsthodonticsREST 706 Advanced Complete Denture REST 790 Directed Research: Techniques ProsthodonticsREST 708ab Dental Ceramics, Color,General Practice Residency Under supervision of the faculties of the Schools of Dentistry and Medicine, the resident rotates through oral surgery, emergency medicine,The general practice residency program is a 12- anesthesia, care for the handicapped and othermonth, full-time residency program designed in disciplines. Approximately 60 percent of theconformance with the guidelines of the Council resident’s time is devoted to delivery of oralon Dental Education and the Commission on health care.Accreditation of the American DentalAssociation. A certificate is awarded upon The program emphasizes the treatment of a widesatisfactory completion of the program. range of oral health disorders, medical considerations related to dental care, the abilityThe program is conducted primarily at the Los to treat medically compromised and handicappedAngeles County + USC Medical Center, one of patients and teaches how to provide dental carethe nation’s largest teaching hospitals, and at the in a hospital environment. Residents receive aLos Angeles Veterans Administration Outpatient monthly stipend during their training program.Clinic. Some of the training is also conducted atRancho Los Amigos Medical Center and the The program in general practice is accredited bySchool of Dentistry. Other community facilities the Commission on Dental Accreditation, amay be included. specialized accrediting body recognized by the Council on Post-secondary Accreditation and the United States Department of Education.This publication is published by the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs of the University of SouthernCalifornia School of Dentistry. The university reserves the right to change its policies, rules, regulations,requirements for graduation, course offerings and any other content of this publication at any time.Please refer to the official USC Catalogue which you may view on the Internet at www.usc.edu. 14
  • 16. The University of Southern CaliforniaSchool of DentistryOffice of Admissions and Student Affairs th925 West 34 Street, Room 201Los Angeles, CA 90089-0641tel: (213) 740-2841fax: (213) 740-8109Internet: www.usc.edu/dental/ 15
  • 17. Program Program Directors Application Program Program Start PASS MATCH ADA National GRE Tuition Optional Optional Deadlines Duration Date CODE Boards “Combined” MS Ed ¤ H Part I and II † MS in CBYH AEGD†† Dr. Roseann Mulligan November 15 12 months Mid-summer 164 T T T.B.D. Endodontics Dr. James H. Simon November 1 24 months Fall Trimester 011 T T# Full T GPR†† Dr. Kenneth Fortman October 15 12 months Mid-summer 504 T T None OMFS†† Dr. Dennis-Duke R. October 1 48 months Mid Summer 206 T T None Yamashita OMFS/MD†† Dr. Dennis-Duke R. October 1 72 months Mid Summer 206 T T None Yamashita Orthodontics Dr. Peter M. Sinclair October 1 36 months Fall Trimester 914 T T T Full Mandatory T - Ce rtificate/M .S . Pediatric Dr Richard D. Udin October 15 24/36 months Mid Summer 304 T T T# Year 1 T T Dentistry only Periodontics Dr. Dalini H. Nowzari November 15 36 months Fall Trimester 808 T T# Full T T Prosthodontics Dr. Terrence E. November 1 36 months Fall Trimester 419 T T# Full T Donovan and Dr. Winston W.L. Chee # GRE only required for those applicants seeking a “combined” M.S. in Craniofacial Biology (CBY) or simultaneous enrollment in the M.S. Ed. † ADA National Boards Part I and II are not required of foreign dental graduates. However, they are highly recommended if you are considering practicing in the United States. †† Foreign dental graduates are not illegible to apply to USC’s AEGD, GPR and Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Program. ¤ Not a “combined” degree program. Interested applicants should contact Graduate Admission for additional application materials at (21 3) 740 -1111 . H In addition to either the PASS or USC dental application, applicants must obtain a graduate school application and resubmit all required/necessary documentation.PASS - Postdoctoral Application Support ServicePostdoctoral Application Support Service is a centralized application service for persons pursuing a postdoctoral dental education in the areas of Advanced Education in General Dentistry, General PracticeResidency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dentistry, Endodontics, Orthodontics, Periodontics and Prosthodontics. PASS provides participation programs uniform standardized information, thuseliminating the need for multiple applications. For further information and applications please call or write PASS, 1625 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036-2212, tel: (800) 353-2237or Internet: www.adea.org.MATCH - Postdoctoral Dental Matching ProgramPostdoctoral Dental M atching Program assists applicants in obtaining position of their choice. It allows for both ap plicants and programs to list choices in order of preference National M atching Service Inc.,595 B ay St., Suite 301, Box 29, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G 2C2 tel: (416) 97 7-343 1, fax: (41 6) 977 -5020 P.O. Box 1208 , Lewiston, NY 14092-82 08 tel: (716) 282 -4013 fax: (716) 282 -0611 , E-mail:dentres@natmatch.com or Internet: www.natmatch.com/dentres/.GRE - Graduate Record ExaminationThe Graduate Record Examination is a multiple-choice based exam that measures developed verbal, quantitative and analytical abilities of the applicant. For more information please write or call. EducationalTesting Service, P.O. Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000 . Tel: (609) 771-7906 or (510) 873-8100, Internet: www.gre.orgTOEFL - Test of English as a Foreign Language (REQUIRED OF ALL FOREIGN DENTAL GRADUATES)Test of English as a Foreign Language is a multiple-choice test three sections: Listening comprehension, structure and written expression and reading comprehension. The exam is given 12 times a year atspecified locations in 180 countries worldwide. For further information please write or call TOEFL/TSE, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, NJ 08541-6151. Tel: (617) 771-710 0 , Internet: www.toefl.org. 16