“Without peace, you cannot have freedom, education and societal success, said Dr. Jack Dillenberg during the dedication ceremony of the Tree of Peace at the ATSU Mesa campus on May 26.
The school unveiled the beautiful bronze tree sculpture created by internationally recognized artist Ms. Hedva Ser. The original Tree of Peace is on the campus of the Hebrew University Dental School in Jerusalem and celebrates the collaboration between the Hebrew University and the Palestinian Dental School, Al Quds, dental students and faculty also in Jerusalem.
Speakers at the dedication included Dr. Jack Dillenberg, Dr. Adam Stabholz, Dean of the Hebrew University School of Dentistry and Dr. Amid Ismail , Dean of the Kornberg School of Dentistry at Temple University in Philadelphia. Dr. Ismail chairs the collaborative efforts of 20 dental schools here and abroad that wish to form an alliance for peace through oral health across borders.
Over 20 dental schools from the U.S. and abroad will be coming to Temple University on August 3 to sign a charter forming this new alliance.