AO Cleveland Alumni Chapter

Alpha Omega: The Oldest International Dental Organization

Dr. Michael Spektor, President AO International Dental Fraternity

Alpha Omega is the oldest international dental organization in the world and was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in1907 by a group of dental students originally to fight discrimination in dental schools. Today, with AO headquarters in Denver, Colorado, Alpha Omega 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 members worldwide. Lectures, seminars, and study groups are promoted by the Cleveland Alumni Chapter for local members and student continuing education and fellowship.