Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) is the national dental honor society. Founded in 1914, OKU now has approximately 60 chapters at dental schools in the U.S. and Canada.

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry's Phi Chapter of OKU was founded in 1929. Membership is by election and limited to those dental students and faculty members who have distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship, while demonstrating exemplary traits of character and potential qualities for future professional growth and attainments.

 

Phi Chapter Officers

Dr. Robert Windsor, DDS

Dr. Robert Windsor, DDS
President

Mary Anne Melo, DDS, M.Sc, PhD

Dr. Mary Anne Melo, DDS, M.Sc, PhD
Vice President

Guadalupe Garcia Fay

Dr. Guadalupe Garcia Fay, DMD
President-Elect

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Dr. Oksana Mishler, RDH, MS
Secretary-Treasurer

Past Presidents

1929-J. Ben Robinson*

1930-J. Ben Robinson*

1931-Edward Hoffmeister*

1932-A.H. Patterson*

1933-George M. Anderson*

1934-Burt B. Ide*

1935-J.S. Hopkins*

1936-Oren H. Gaver*

1937-Leo Waizak*

1938-Jose A. Davila*

1939-George C. Karn*

1940-Walter Oggesen*

1941-Brice M. Dorsey*

1942-William E. Hahn*

1943-Paul Deems* & Harry McCarthy

1944-James E. Pyott*

1945-Ernest B. Nuttall*

1946-B. Sargent Wells*

1947-Edward C. Dobbs*

1948-Grayson W. Gaver*

1949-Morris E. Coberth*

1950-Kenneth V. Randolph*

1951-Riley S. Williamson*

1952-L. Edward Warner*

1953-Benjamin A. Debrowski*

1954-Kyrie W. Preis*

1955-D. Robert Swinehart*

1956-W.O. Ramsey*

1957-Conrad L. Inman*

1958-Jose’ E. Medina*

1959-Joseph C. Biddix*

1960-Edmond G. Vanden-Bosche*

1961-Burton R. Pollack

1962-Richard R.C. Leonard*

1963-Samuel H. Bryant

1964-William Kress*

1965-Joseph P. Cappuccio*

1966-Sterrett P. Beaven

1967-J. Philip Norris*

1968-Charles T. Pridgeon*

1969-Irving I. Abramson*

1970-Frank A. Dolle*

1971-John J. Salley*

1972-Jose’ A. Diaz*

1973-Frank C. Jerbi*

1974-Russell Gigliotti*               

1975-Maurice S. Rodgers*

1976-Errol L. Reese

1977-Donald J. Forrester                            

1978-Donald L. Olson

1979-Robert W. Haroth*

1980-C. Daniel Overholser

1981-James R. Swancar*

1982-George F. Buchness

1983-Robert J. Leupold*

1984-Preston G. Shelton

1985-Stewart A. Bergman

1986-Jon B. Suzuki

1987-Bernard A. Levy

1988-B. Antonia Balciunas

1989-Mark L. Wagner

1990-J. Richard Bradbury

1991-Gerald W. Eastwood

1992-Francis G. Serio

1993-Michael A. Siegel

1994-Van P. Thompson

1995-Neville J. McDonald

1996-Stuart D. Josell

1997-Karen L. Faraone

1998-Omar J. Jones

1999-Bhavna Shroff

2000-Sharon Siegel

2001-Morton Wood

2002-Ronald B. Gunderson

2003-Janet Yellowitz

2004-Mary Beth Reidy

2005-Mark A. Reynolds

2006-Michel M. Belenky*

2007-Timothy F. Meiller

2008-Mark D. Macek

2009-Howard Strassler

2010-Ashraf Fouad

2011-Judith Porter

2012-Sharon Gordon

2013-Joel Greenspan

2014-Radi Masri

2015-Harlan Shiau

2016-Karen Faraone

2017-Isabel Rambob

2018-Jeffery Price

2019-Christina Platia

2020-Vineet Dhar

 

*Deceased                        

Bold: Current UMB SOD Faculty member

Class of 2021 Graduating Senior Inductees

Kevin Barnes

Kevin Barnes

 

Chris Hackett

Chris Hackett

Hannah Hoge

Hannah Hoge

Soo Hwang

Soo Hwang

 

Hye Hyun Choi

Hye Hyun Choi

Dan Maher

Dan Maher

Tess Moran

Tess Moran

 

Alison Moseley

Alison Moseley

Mary Parris

Mary Parris

Brooke Powell

Brooke Powell

 

Yasmin Shahkarami

Yasmin Shahkarami

Jenny Youn Kang

Jenny Youn Kang

Class of 2020 Graduating Senior Inductees

Amanda Amaro

Amanda Amaro

 

Katherine Bell

Katherine Bell

Cole Chester

Cole Chester

Duong Dang

Duong Dang

 

Kaitlin Delaney

Kaitlin Delaney

Jason Holtman

Jason Holtman

Melineh Issayans

Melinah Issayans

 

Tzvi Krupka

Tzvi Krupka

Kathy Liu

Kathy Liu

Monica Lobo

Monica Lobo

Jacob Miller

Jacob Miller

Maria Oei

Maria Oei

Class of 2019 Graduating Senior Inductees

  • Devon Allison
  • Azad Dhingra
  • Kristen Powell
  • Lisa Barr
  • Calli Marando
  • Linda Powers
  • Christine Bergey
  • Talia Miceli
  • Raime Shah
  • Langley Bowers
  • Zaid Mohammad
  • Mana Shoeybi

2021 Honorary Faculty Inductee

Kate Noonan

Dr. Kate Noonan

 

2021 Faculty Inductees

Glen Canares

Dr. Glenn Canares

 

Dina Sanchez

Dr. Dina Sanchez

2020 Faculty Inductees

Jose Bosio

Dr. Jose Bosio

 

Hanae Saito

Dr. Hanae Saito

2019 Faculty Inductees

Donita Dyalram

Dr. Donita Dyalram

 

Kuei Ling Hsu

Dr. Kuei Ling Hsu

Active Members

Douglas Barnes
Gordon Bell
Vanessa Benavent
John K. Brooks
Larry Cohen
Dori, L Columbus
Stephen Engroff
Karen Faraone
David I. Ferguson
Guadalupe Garcia Fay
David L. George
Joel Greenspan
Mark Macek
Radi Masri
Ward Massey
Valli I. Meeks
Mary Anne Melo
John Nitzell
Emily R. O'Keiff
Thomas B. Oates
Christina Platia
Judy Porter
Jeffery Price
Isabelita M. Rambob
Errol L. Reese
Mary Aichelmann-Reidy
Mark A. Reynolds
Paulina Rosen
Monica Schneider
Howard Strassler
Nancy Tilkin
Norman Tinanoff
Clemencia Vargas
Robert Windsor

Associate Members

Jared Abel
John Alonge
David Archibald
Jane C. Atkinson
Ray Becker
J. Michael Buchanan
Lisa L. Buttaro
Thomas B. Carter
Joseph Castro
Namita Chaudhary
Kevin R. Doring
Brett Dunnill
Emine Erkmen
James K. Feldman
Andrea Frere
James Haas
Paul Hart
Kristen Harvey
Jeffrey Hendrix
Bonnie Hiers
Crouse James
Gemma Kwolek
Hyue Kwon
Michael Lams
Brian LeSage
Bernie Logan
Charlotte Marvil
Elizabeth C. Moore
Nancy O'Neill
Margaret Pitrone
Cindi R. Rauschenberger
Jacob L. Revercomb
Alvin Ro
Stanley J. Robison
Paulina Rodrigues
Justin W. Ruffner
Leigh Ryan
Lara Seidman
ChristopherJ. Smith
Kathleen C. Snellings
Katie Staub
Andrew Swiatowicz
Richard Telll
Katrina Thatch
Arthur E. Vail
Travis A. Weeks
Hans R. Wilhelmsen

 

Lifetime Members

John Alonge
Douglas Barnes
Patrick S. Cieplak
Louis DePaola
Vincent E. DiFabio
Karen Faraone
Edward Ginsberg
Edward G. Grace
John Hasler
Thomas B. Keller
David Owen
Richard Ranney
Howard E. Strassler
Preston G. Shelton
John Sawchuk

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Kramer Award of Excellence

The Kramer Award recognizes a junior dental student who has demonstrated scholarship, character, and the potential promice for advancement of dentistry and service to humanity. 
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