Mirmelstein Lecture: Sustainability in Dentistry

Friday, February 24, 2023
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Sustainability in Dentistry: Progressing oral healthcare through an eco-conscious lens


9:00 AM-11:00 AM


Registration open through 2/24/2023 5:00 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

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Breakfast is included.

  1. Review the problem of waste generated in healthcare settings, including dental facilities.
  2. Review how dental ethical principles and obligations of the dental profession intersect with the principles of environmental ethics
  3. Explain the ethical obligation for dentistry and health care to adopt sustainable practices for the future
  4. Discuss action steps to a more sustainable future in healthcare


Dr. Toni Roucka is Professor, and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Marquette University School of Dentistry. Her undergraduate degree is in nursing and she still maintains an active RN license. She received her DDS from the University of Illinois Chicago and an MA in Bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin. Immediately upon graduation from UIC, Dr. Roucka served as a Naval Dental Officer during Operation Desert Storm. Immediately following her naval career, Dr. Roucka was the first dentist to staff the Spang Center for Oral Health, a clinic dedicated exclusively to the treatment of HIV+ / AIDS patients in Chicago during the early days of the AIDS pandemic.

Dr. Roucka is nationally recognized speaker on dental ethics and has numerous publications in peer reviewed journals on dental ethics topics. She is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, International College of Dentists and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She recently completed a four-year tenure as the American Society for Dental Ethics (ASDE) Liaison to the American College of Dentists (ACD) Board and has served on the ASDE Board in various capacities since 2008, including a term as president. In her leisure time, Dr. Roucka enjoys family, the outdoors, playing her flute with the Milwaukee American Legion Band and creative writing.

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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 credit.


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