A Message from the President

It is a genuine honor to serve as president of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). I am mindful that I stand on the shoulders of scores of leaders, dating back to our founder G.V. Black, who sought to advance the organization’s ideals of promoting achievements in dental scholarship, professionalism, and ethics.

OKU, since its founding in 1914, has represented the highest standards of dentistry.  Our role prospectively is to continue to represent the highest ideals of ethics and scholarship in the ever-changing landscape of oral health and dental practice.  The other Board members and I are committed to supporting all local chapters in this goal.  We look forward to enhancing OKU’s mission and supporting the leaders we are forming for the future of dentistry.



Mark A. Latta, DMD, MS