Recently, Dr. Levine and his dental student daughter, Bari, were both inducted into Kappa Kappa, Temple University’s chapter of the prestigious national dental society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). The society “recognizes and promotes outstanding scholarship and exemplary character development within dental education.” It was the first time that a father and daughter were inducted at the same ceremony since the society’s inception nearly 100 years ago.
Dr. Steven Present, an OKU member, detailed Dr. Levine’s enormous contributions to Temple University’s Kornberg School of Dentistry and to its students. Dr. Levine currently serves as a Kornberg Clinical Professor in Post-Graduate Periodontics and Dental Implantology. Dr. Levine was also recognized for his overall, international contribution in the field of periodontics and dental implants.
Bari Levine was inducted not only for her outstanding grade point average (3.9) but also for her continued organizational contributions in regards to Temple University’s Peru Mission, which, along with the Growing Smiles Foundation, provides dental assistance to orphans in Peru. Bari, as we’ve mentioned before, has donated an incredible amount of time and efforts, raising thousands of dollars from corporate dentistry for materials/dental instruments and products to help ensure these underprivileged children receive dental care.
Congrats Dr. Levine and Bari!