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A Tale of Two Hygienists Podcast

Oct 27, 2021

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On this episode of A Tale of Two Hygienists we have a Hygiene Edge takeover! Join Jessica, Melia and Shelley and the mighty M’s: Mandy Gibbs, Melissa Calhoun and Megen Elliott to talk about becoming an educator! 

Special thank you to Paradise Dental Technologies for sponsoring the CE portion of this podcast so that we can provide you with FREE CE! Take the CE quiz for this episode here. Be sure to view your state guidelines to ensure this CE is applicable in your State. You can view all episodes with Free CE here. 


Interview Starts: 02:42.575


Episode Highlights

  • Our guests backgrounds as educators 
  • Is going back to school right for you?
  • Different educator experiences
  • Different educator programs 
  • ADHA Components 
  • Education is not a break from clinical practice 




“I stuck around and I asked a lot, letting them know I was interested in dental hygiene education.” 


“I feel like getting my Masters was easier than getting my hygiene degree.” 


“There is only one thing harder than being a dental hygiene student, and that is being a dental hygiene educator.” 


“I think it is important to evaluate what you are interested in, and what you want to be learning about.”


“We are in need of dental hygiene educators.” 


“Squeaky wheel gets the grease.” 


“It’s not what you know, it is who you know.” 

“Share your ambitions with others.” 


“Once you catch that vision it is hard to shake.” 


“Even if education is not where you want to go, continue your education.” 




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