Welcome to Alpha Omega
It gives me great pleasure to act on your behalf, as Chairman of the London Chapter of Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity, for the second time! This is also a particularly unique year to do so, as I am privileged to share the year with our chapters very own Dr Mervyn Druian who is half way through his International Presidency of Alpha Omega.
I hope you have all had a great summer and are looking forward to another year of quality CPD from Alpha Omega.”
Henry Ford said “Quality means doing it right even when no one is looking” This saying is especially true for dentists. We tend to work, virtually on our own, in a tiny environment where often only the dentist can see the quality of the work that they have done. This brings with it great responsibility on the dentists’ part and incredible trust on the part of our patients. In order to maintain this trust we need to continue to act and treat our patients with quality care, and respect. Alpha Omega has always believed in and offered quality CPD, long before it was mandatory. Indeed, “opportunities to attain professional excellence” is one of the fraternity’s core principles, along with “promoting access to oral health care for all, through its charitable arm” and “honouring its Judaic heritage” that it was founded on over 110 years ago.
We achieve these principals by offering 6 outstanding evening lectures and our renowned, full day, Annenberg lecture, as well as by raising money for charitable dental causes around the world. One example of this is the recent collaboration with NATAN and Cadena charities, to supply a mobile dental unit used to ease the suffering of thousands of refugees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan in refugee camps around Europe. The actual treatment is being carried out by volunteer Jewish and Arab dentists, working together and coming from Israel.
It is for these very important causes, that I remind our members, that the Annenberg lecture is our main fundraising event of the year and is completely dependent upon attendance by all of our members
so that we can continue to support these and many other dental charities. So please make every effort to attend and encourage your dental colleagues to do so as well. Even if your schedule does not allow you to attend, consider registering anyhow as a charitable donation.
Although we have a Judaic heritage we remain a non-sectarian fraternity and welcome members of all faiths and backgrounds. If you are not already a member of Alpha Omega, why not consider joining. In doing so you get friendly camaraderie, quality CPD and will be supporting charitable dental causes, around the world.
Dr Jonathan D Lack DDS, Cert. Perio., FCDS(BC)
Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology
Associate Specialist Eastman Dental Hospital/Lecturer Eastman Dental Institute
Examiner, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Diploma in Implant Dentistry
Chairman of The London Chapter of Alpha Omega Dental Fraternity