How To Engage Your Adult Learners in Dental Hygiene

Welcome to Teaching Methodology: Dental Hygiene Education for the Adult Learner Part 1- 2 CE units provided.

After completion of this course the learner will:

  1. Understand how and why to create a dental hygiene course that increases adult learning through interactive and engaging activities.
  2. Define Adult Learning Theory: Pedagogy vs. Andragogy.
  3. Identify different strategies that are appropriate for specific learning outcomes. 
  4.  Recognize the importance of dental hygiene learning community that integrates knowledge from one course to another. 
  5. Explain how effective group work leads directly to developing problem solving skills and team cohesion for a students professional life.

What We Will Cover

As we created this course, we kept the emerging leaders in education in forefront in our mind. Those in current dental hygiene education positions, those who are considering a career in dental hygiene education and those who must meet the current requirement for CODA.


Below go into more detail in what we will cover in each module.


Introduction to Dental Hygiene Clinical Education & Adult Learners-Part 1

In module 1, you will learn about a  adult learning theory rationale. We will discuss how to design dental hygiene curriculum, the adult theory rationale, and much more.

Educational Methodology Coursework: Adult Learning

In module 2, we are going to demonstrate the learning process from beginner to competent. We’ll cover how to use the steps of theory learning, and the importance of positive team building. Plus, we’ll to show you 3 steps to the power of connection.

The Educators Role

In module 3, we are going to communicate about the educators role to andragogy. We’ll show you why engaging adult learners in a self directed approach is crucial to your success, and we’ll show you how the active learning, experiential learning, collaborative learning skills, narrative learning and finally learning communities all engage the adult learner to apply the knowledge. This is a 2 hour course for 2 CE units.

Elena Ortega, MS RDH

With several educational titles and publications under her belt, Elena is a highly experienced educator who knows how to lead teams and inspire excellence with everyone around her.

Jody Thompson, MA RDH

Jody has been an educator at multiple universities and knows the ins and outs of curriculum development through both online and traditional classrooms.

Kirsten Jarvi, MS RDH

Kirsten is the CEO and founder of her work has ranged from building educational technology for multiple start-ups in the dental industry, to building dental hygiene education teams with Fortune 500 companies. She can be contacted at

Start Dental Hygiene Education For The Adult Learner Today

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