ALPHA OMEGA INTERNATIONAL DENTAL FRATERNITY
Did you know that the Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity is the oldest international dental organization? It was founded at the University of Maryland School of Dental Medicine. In 1907, in an attempt to fight discrimination, a group of dental students from the University formed the fraternity to protest the ban on Jewish students to collectively gather in social groups. Their efforts made a lasting impression on our world and helped to open doorways against discrimination. The Fraternity is alive and well today holding student chapters throughout the US and in over 10 countries. They are constant gardeners to heal and make this a better world.
The Washington Institute for Mouth, Face & Jaw is a strong supporter of the Holocaust Survivors Oral Health Program, and Dr. Steven A. Guttenberg is a proud member of the AO DC Chapter. Over a span of 40 years, Dr. Guttenberg has amassed countless awards and accolades, but one of his most treasured accomplishments is being able to help and heal the survivors of the holocaust, and will continue this work throughout his career.
Spreading Joy & Paying It Forward (Dentistry Today. 02/23/16) The Washington Institute for Mouth, Face & Jaw and Dr. Steven A. Guttenberg wanted to congratulate the outstanding members of the Chicago chapter of the Alpha Omega International Fraternity on their amazing service to holocaust survivors around the world. Henry Schein Dental and the AO Fraternity have teamed up to recognize the efforts of these individuals, specifically 28 stars in our Chicago dental community.
“Holocaust survivors have lived through the unspeakable, and it is incumbent upon the private and public sectors to ensure that essential health services are never beyond their reach,” ~ Stanley M. Berman, chairman of the board & chief executive officer of Henry Schein, Inc.