New Years Message from 2014 International President Avi Wurman

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Dear AO Family,

Welcome to 2014!  As many of you know, the AO International Convention took place last week in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and it was my honour and privilege to be installed as the International President for 2014.

I want to acknowledge the AO Toronto Alumni and University of Toronto Pi Student chapters for their support.  My wife, Sharon Sussman, and I have been AO members since 1981, when we first joined as dental students at the University of Toronto.  

We are the proud parents of Cory, a D2 at the University of Toronto dental school, and Ilana, a third year undergraduate student at Western University in London, Ontario.  Our children have been attending AO conventions for years and you can truly call us an AO family.


In Toronto, I served in several leadership positions, including President of the Alumni chapter, plus as President of the Toronto Crown and Bridget Study Club.  I also served three years as Convention Representative with AO.  These experiences helped to prepare me for the important role as the AO ambassador in 2014 and to perform the duties of this office.  

As a side note, if you are attending the Chicago Mid-Winter Meeting, please join us at a dinner hosted by the AO Illinois Alumni chapter on Thursday, February 20th.  Please click the link above and contact the AO headquarters office for more details.

Sharon and I look forward to meeting our fellow fraters and their families throughout 2014.  From my family to yours, have a happy and healthy 2014!


Avi Wurman
2014 International President



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