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Alpha Omega, an over 100-year-old dental organization that fosters professional excellence, local outreach and international philanthropy through fraternal and Judaic values. We are a close-knit community of like-minded people who are not only committed to helping each other thrive professionally and socially, but are also dedicated to the greater good. This proud organization spans the world with over 90 student and alumni chapters in dozens of countries Alpha Omega has been in existence for over 100 years.

The Toronto undergraduate chapter was founded in 1921 and the alumni chapter in 1924.

Alpha Omega is an International Dental Fraternity, the members of which are selected on the basis of Scholarship, Character, Leadership and Personality.

The objectives of the Fraternity are to promote the profession of Dentistry;
to establish, foster and develop high standards of Scholarship, Leadership and Character;

to
inculcate a spirit of fellowship amongst all its members;

to
create and bind together a body of professional people, who, by scholarly attainments, faithful service and the maintenance of ethical ideals and principles, have achieved distinction;

to honour achievement in others; to strive for breadth of vision, unity in action and accomplishment of ideals;

to commend all worthy deeds, and if fraternal welfare demands, to call and counsel with its members;

to accept, sponsor and develop the cultural and traditional achievements of our faith;

to build within our fraternity a triangle, the base of which is Judaism, the supporting sides, Professionalism and Fraternalism.

The Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity is dedicated to the following:
  1. to be "The Voice of the Jew In Dentistry"
  2. to be "The Voice of Dentistry in all problems concerned with the Jewish Fate";
  3. to uphold "The Image of the Jew in Dentistry";
  4. to fight discrimination; in the graduation of dental students from their respective schools; in procedures of licensing boards; in organized dentistry; and in the private practice of dentistry.

Alpha Omega - The Oldest International Dental Organization!
Alpha Omega is the oldest international dental organization and was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1907 by a group of dental students originally to fight discrimination in dental schools. Today, with our headquarters relocated to Glen Rock, NJ, it is primarily an educational and philanthropic organization. There are chapters and members in cities and dental schools in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Israel, South Africa and Australia/New Zealand. Alpha Omega represents about 6,000 active dentists worldwide.

Alpha Omega is responsible for the formation of both dental schools in Israel; The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Dentistry and the Tel Aviv University Maurice and Gabriela Goldschleger School of Dental Medicine. The Alpha Omega Foundation was also responsible for dispersing almost $250,000 this past year for projects in Israel and worldwide.

Lectures, seminars and study groups are promoted by local chapters for member continuing education and similar programs are available from chapters in all parts of the world. Alpha Omega recently was the co-sponsor of an educational project in Hungary. The goals of this program were to improve the community dental health awareness of dental educators in Hungary and to field-test home-care instructional classes for the public schools. This was similar to a project done several years ago in Morocco.

What we do as an organization internationally:
  • Drive and participate in oral health outreach programs serving the underserved and underprivileged at home and abroad.
  • Volunteer in philanthropic initiatives throughout the world
  • Provide educational opportunities for members through CE, intern/externships, mentoring and networking,
  • Make Alpha Omega publications available.
  • Improve businesses via networking, practice analysis, financial benefits.
  • Alpha Omega members are of many faiths, races and cultures, performing outreach in the form of volunteers, financial support and collaboration.
  • Building up the resources that empower our members.
  • Supporting dental education and research initiatives that can create long-term change.
  • Combating discrimination in relation to dentistry and dental education wherever we may find it.
The objectives of Alpha Omega International are to promote the profession of Dentistry:
  • to establish, foster and develop high standards of scholarship, leadership and character;
  • to inculcate a spirit of fellowship amongst all its members;
  • to create and bind together a body of professional people, who, by scholarly attainments, faithful service and the maintenance of ethical ideals and principles, have achieved distinction;
  • to honor achievement in others;
  • to strive for breadth of vision, unity in action and accomplishment of ideals;
  • to commend all worthy deeds, and if fraternal welfare demands,
  • to call and counsel with its members;
  • to accept, sponsor and develop the cultural and traditional achievements of our faith;
  • to build within our fraternity a triangle, the base of which is Judaism, the supporting sides, professionalism and fraternalism.
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