Delta Sigma Delta is an organization of dentists and dental students brought together with the common goal of promoting excellence in the dental profession. We currently have 33 dental school chapters, and 42 alumni chapters. At the school level, members have a great study support group, social events, education opportunities and do community service projects. Fellowship continues at the alumni level in graduate chapters all around the country.
On November 15, 1882, seven dental students in Ann Arbor, Michigan met and founded the first dental fraternity in the world. For a name, they transposed the initials of the DDS degree, to DSD and substituted the Greek letters ΔΣΔ. Delta Sigma Delta was born and this new chapter became known as Alpha Chapter. Upon graduation, these these men continued their bond by creating the Supreme (or Alumni) Chapter, from which developed the many Graduate Chapters. After 130 years, we are 75 chapters strong in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Welcome to the Delta Sigma Delta International Fraternity Official Website.
As the Supreme Grand Master (International President), I welcome members and guests
to the information you need regarding the Delta Sigma Delta International Fraternity. In
additional to overseeing the business and functions of the fraternity, I have the honor of
travelling to our many chapters throughout the world including Europe, Australia, New
Zealand, Canada, and the United States.
As a student at the University of Colorado, I was initiated my freshman year into the Alpha Delta Chapter of DSD at CU Dental School, fall 1982. Many of my closest friendships in dental school came from “Delta Sig” with many more after my graduation. My private practice and teaching responsibilities have been affected and influenced by many Delta Sigs over the years.
Our newly re-formed graduate chapter, in Denver, continues to serve as a source of professional interaction, continuing education and camaraderie as well as a supporting and mentoring function for the Delta Sig dental students at the University of Colorado.
Don’t have a grad chapter in your area or one at your dental school? Ask us for help as we continue to open new chapters each year.
I look forward to meeting many more Delts throughout the world during my travels as Supreme Grand Master.
The Educational Foundation grants loans of up to $10,000 to student members of the Fraternity who are in their 3rd or 4th year of dental school or those in accredited dental specialty training. The loan application and qualification info are in the PDF below and should be read carefully.
Student Loan Application
Applications are accepted only between January 1st and April 30th each year and must be sent by mail, not electronically. Loans are approved by a vote of the Foundation Trustees.
Please mail the application to the Foundation address shown on the form. Administrator Dr. Robert Karsten can be reached at drrobertkarsten(at)gmail.com or 212-838-5289 (personal cell).