Herman Ostrow Shool of Dentistry of USC, located in downtown Los Angeles, is well-known for the extensive focus on the community dentistry. It has been years that USC has been actively involved in community outreach by providing stationary and mobile dental clinics within California and oversease. This valuable experience brings dental health and education into communities with financially challanged population.

 

The purpose of AAPHD at USC is to provide a focus for meeting the challenge to improve oral health in the community. AAPHD is providing leadership and expertise in population-based dentistry, oral health surveillance, policy development, community-based disease prevention and health education, and the maintenance of the dental safety standards. AAPHD and the private practice model of care delivery together bear the responsibility of assuring optimal oral health for all individuals and populations. Dental public health is the science and the art of preventing and controlling disease and promoting dental health through organized community efforts. It is a non-clinical specialty of dentistry involved in the assessment of dental health needs and improving the dental health of populations rather than individuals.

 

 

Meet Our Team

Faculty Advisors

Eric Kim
Eric Kim

Co-presidents

Brittany Cortes
Brittany Cortes

Co-presidents

Andrea Chien
Andrea Chien

Treasurer

Christie Shen
Christie Shen

Secretary

Eric Mastanduono
Eric Mastanduono

Chair of Internal Affairs

Ali Pourkyat
Ali Pourkyat

Community Outreach

Keemia Shariati
Keemia Shariati

Community Outreach

Saeed Bigdeli
Saeed Bigdeli

Social Media Chair

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Julie Anastasia Jenks, DDS, MS, MPH
Julie Anastasia Jenks, DDS, MS, MPH

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry

Thomas S Tanbonliong, DDS
Thomas S Tanbonliong, DDS

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry

Mehdi Mohammadi, MPH, DDS
Mehdi Mohammadi, MPH, DDS

Asst Professor of Clinical and Director of Jwch Cch

Christine Deady Edwards
Christine Deady Edwards

Assistant Professor of Clinical Dentistry

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