A Message from the President



I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as president of the Supreme Chapter of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU) and work with my fellow board members to continue to promote academic excellence and professionalism among dental students and educators.

It is a privilege to serve an organization that has made a profound difference in my life. I have been fortunate to be part of four OKU chapters that each helped me grow into the dental professional and educator I am today, and I am humbled to be the sixth University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) faculty member and the fourth UNMC College of Dentistry dean to serve as supreme chapter president.

I look forward to continuing UNMC’s legacy of leadership in OKU and supporting all the chapters across the country as we continue to help individuals grow into tomorrow’s leaders in dentistry.

I would also like to congratulate our 2021 inductees. You exemplify excellence in scholarship and character. I encourage you to continue to serve as role models in our profession by continuously advancing ethics and professionalism in your careers.    

Lastly, if you have any suggestions or questions, please reach out to me. I look forward to working with each one of you to continue OKU’s important work and make a difference in the lives of dental students and educators across the country.


Janet Guthmiller, DDS, PhD