University of Southern California

USC Dental Faculty Practice

Dental Faculty Practice or Dental School?

What’s the difference between receiving treatment at the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC versus at the Dental Faculty Practice? Check out the chart below to better understand which patient care experience is for you.


Dental Faculty Practice Student Clinic
Cost Similar to most professional dental practices 1/3 cost of Dental Faculty Practice
Appointment length 1-1.5 hours Up to 4 hours
Care provider Licensed faculty dentists and specialists Dental students under faculty supervision
Is it OK if your provider changes over time? No Yes
Referral Required? No No
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