The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry of USC offers a wide spectrum of oral health services built around the core principle of prevention. Every patient accepted into the school receives comprehensive care for a small investment.   

A dental school operates differently from a private practice clinic. Please read this section to familiarize yourself with basic procedures involved in becoming a patient at the school. 


All first time patients must be evaluated in the Center for Diagnostic Services on the first floor of the Norris Dental Science Center.

Please contact me first so that we can coordinate our schedule to maximize efficiency. 


Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. – 2 p.m.

12:30 p.m.-2 p.m.

NOTE** Only 15 patients will be screened each session. Please arrive early as it will increase your chance of being screened. 

Incoming Patient Paperwork

It is encouraged that prospective patients print and fill out incoming patient paperwork to speed up the check-in process.

Please note that bringing filled-out paperwork does not guarantee prospective patients access to a dental professional at the Ostrow School of Dentistry.

The Patient Care Application can be downloaded from the official USC Website.


Screening Fee: $20 (non-refundable)
X-rays: $40-$80

Both screening and x-ray fees will be due on the first visit.

Comprehensive Oral Evaluation: $55
If accepted as a patient, $55 will be due on your second appointment for a comprehensive oral evaluation.