Mirmelstein Lecture: Ethics, Leadership, and the Future of the Dental Profession

Friday, February 26, 2021
The registration period has closed for this event.



This lecture will explore the connection between ethics and leadership. Participants will learn how specific virtues such as courage, hope, and humility are essential to their roles as leaders in the profession. Dr. Haden will also discuss the perils of self-interest and how to incorporate legitimate forms of self-interest into one's career and personal life.

Continuing Education
Lecture: CEUs - 2


Dentist, Dental Hygienists, Dental Assistants, Office Staff, Students and Alumni.


Dr. Haden is the Founder and President of the Academy for Advancing Leadership (AAL). Based in Atlanta, Dr. Haden has worked globally with over 150 institutions of higher education as well as numerous associations and businesses. With a focus on health professions education, Dr. Haden's consultation and professional development engagements have included clients from dentistry, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, allied health, and medicine. Dr. Haden's areas of expertise include leadership development, the ethics of leadership, organizational change, team building, strategic planning, curriculum development and the scholarship of teaching and learning. Dr. Haden regularly presents to organizations on issues and trends in higher education, health professions education, and policy-related matters in higher education. In the past 15 years, he has made over 400 presentations to groups in higher education. Dr. Haden has authored or coauthored over 80 articles and monographs in educational policy. He is the author along with AAL Senior Fellow Rob Jenkins of The 9 Virtues of Exceptional Leaders (Deeds, 2015) and 31 Days with the Virtues (Deeds, 2020). He is an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists. In 2017, he was honored by the ADEAGies Foundation as recipient of the Gies Award for Achievement, Public or Private Partnership. In 2019, Dr. Haden received the Professionalism and Ethics Award from the American College of Dentists. He holds degrees in religious students, the humanities, and philosophy.


VCU School of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. VCU School of Dentistry designates this activity for a total of 2.00 continuing education credits.

Registration open through 2/26/2021 9:20 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration is free.


This is a virtual course.

Zoom link will be emailed out to participants the week prior to the course.

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