Delta Sigma Delta is an organization of dental students and dentists 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. This 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 D.D.S. degree, to D.S.D. and substituted the Greek letters ΔΣΔ. Delta Sigma Delta was born and this new chapter became known as Alpha Chapter. A few years later, these men continued their bond by creating the first Graduate (or Alumni) chapter, also in Ann Arbor. After 130 years, we are 75 chapters strong in the United States, Europe, Canada and Australia.
Greetings to our Delta Sig family and those interested in this quality organization. We are financially healthy and have a very competent Supreme Council that will continue to lead us in the proper direction for the future. My fondest memories of dental school, and after, are the great Delt activities and lifetime friends we have made in this “professional club”. I encourage anyone interested in joining a dental fraternity, to seriously consider all the attributes of Delta Sigma Delta.
If you are searching for a Delt school or alumni chapter in your area, contact us here. Our Scribe, Dr. Jack Prey, can help you contact the leader of your chapter. I wish you all success in the dental profession.
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
information for qualification and the loan application can be obtained by clicking on the link provided and should be read carefully. 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.
Student Loan Application
The application should be mailed to the Foundation address shown on the form. The administrator is Dr. David Hertel who can be reached at email@example.com or 440-821-4323 (personal cell).