Mentor Advice ForumWhat makes a great corporate educator?
AvatarJustine asked 4 weeks ago

Hello,
I am a student at Farmingdale State College and I will be completing my bachelors in Spring 2020. I am very interested in becoming a clinical instructor at my local dental hygiene program. I am also interested in learning more about the field of traveling dental hygiene educator/continuing education instructor for corporations. Do you have any advice for someone who wants to become an education instructor for corporations?

2 Answers
Pamela Overman, EdD, RDHPamela Overman, EdD, RDH Staff answered 4 weeks ago

Develop a few areas of expertise and work on making your presentation skills outstanding. Start small—speak at study clubs and local meetings. That helps build up your recognition!

Kathryn Dolan, RDH, MEdKathryn Dolan, RDH, MEd Staff answered 2 weeks ago

I teach at a dental school as well as a dental hygiene school. I do not have experience as a continuing education instructor for a corporation. But I might suggest doing a voice over powerpoint on a dental topic and add a link to that video for a prospective employer.