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.
It is my distinct pleasure to welcome to the Delta Sigma Delta website
all members and those who seek information on our fraternity. As
Supreme Grand Master, it is my duty to oversee the business of the
fraternity for the next year. I will have the honor of travelling the
globe to attend meetings of our foreign chapters and visit with our
As a student, I was initiated into PiPi Chapter at The University of Detroit School of Dentistry in January of 1983. After graduation, in 1986, I joined the Detroit Graduate Chapter. I have been priviledged to serve our fraternity in many capacities since then. Delta Sigma Delta has given me the gift of lasting friendships with brother members around the world.
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. David Hertel can be reached at drdeh652(at)gmail.com or 440-821-4323 (personal cell).