Mentor Advice ForumI am curious to learn more about how you achieved your education and how you knew that education was the right track for you.
guestuser Staff asked 1 year ago

I am currenty completing my bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene. I am interested in continuing my education so I can begin a career in academia. I am curious to learn more about how you achieved your education and how you knew that education was the right track for you.

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Cynthia C. Gadbury-Amyot, MSDH, EdD Staff answered 1 year ago

I knew that if I was going to go into education, I wanted to teach in dental education. So, my first step was to get my bachelors degree ( you are already ahead with that one! My next step was to continue on and get my master’s degree in dental hygiene. That landed me a teaching job at a dental school at a university. From there I knew I wanted to continue my education and a doctorate in education (EdD) seemed to be the right path. To get some mentoring and advising on that – I contacted our university School of Education and set up an appointment to meet with an advisor there. I have never looked back! Each degree has opened new doors and new opportunities.