Alumni Association

Alumni Association Mission and Action Statements

The Alumni Association's purpose is to promote continuing alumni activities as well as to support the School's welfare. The Association is dedicated to strengthening and enhancing relationships among alumni, faculty, administration, students, and government bodies of the School and the University. We also strive to:
  • Promote a sense of pride and encourage the exchange of information, ideas and opinions among alumni and dental students while fostering mutual respect and understanding, and facilitating networking and professional development opportunities for both alumni and students.
  • Promote on-going, mutually supportive relationships between alumni and the dental school community, including the development of lifelong mentoring relationships, alumni networks, fundraising efforts and a philanthropic commitment to TUKSOD.
  • Encourage all alumni and the TUKSOD faculty to participate actively in the TUKSOD community by engaging in programs and events organized by the Alumni Association and the school.
  • Support the KSOD educational mission to “promote health” through education, research and service.
  • Lead by example, professionally and ethically, feeling free to discuss and question all issues pertaining to the betterment of the students and the school.
  • Recognize alumni contributions and promote interaction among alumni through programs that enrich their professional and personal lives.
  • Encourage student representation from each of the four dental school years to attend and actively participate in Alumni Association Board meetings with a goal of improving the student experience at TUKSOD.
  • Act as a resource for students, their families and the school prior to matriculation and throughout their years of study at TUKSOD. 

Our next Alumni Association Meeting is September 14, 2020.

Join us for our next Alumni Association Meeting on Monday, September 14, 2020. All alumni interested in reconnecting with the school are more than welcome in person or via video conferencing. To RSVP for the meeting, please email: or call 215-707-9005. 

Support the Alumni Assocation 

Donations help the Association provide funding for worthwhile student initiatives that enhance the students’ experiences and relationships, including:

  • The White Coat Ceremony, recognizing the important transition from student to doctor
  • A Mentoring Program, matching soon to be graduates with alumni to aid in the transition to our profession
  • Haiti Outreach, providing dental care to underserved children and spreading Temple’s good name globally

We need your support! Please consider making a gift to the Alumni Association today. 

Together, with the dental school, we can make the future bright for upcoming Temple graduates.

Reem Shafi, DMD '98
Immediate Past President
Jason Bresler, DMD '06
Samuel Peter Cimino, DDS ’64