Sarah Jackson, RDH, MSDH

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  • Self-Assessment/Critical Thinking
  • Faculty Development
  • Health & Wellness
  • Advocacy
  • Shared Learning/IPE
  • Ergonomics
  • Yoga/Pilates
  • Stress Management


Sarah has been actively involved in the dental field since she was in high school and started her career as a dental assistant. She graduated with honors from Eastern Washington University’s dental program in 2005 with her Bachelor of Science degree. In addition to working as a hygienist in a Spokane dental office after graduation, she began teaching in the first year dental hygiene clinic at EWU. She also went on to pursue her Master of Science degree in Dental Hygiene Education from Idaho State University.

After receiving her MSDH degree in 2007, Sarah became full-time faculty at Eastern Washington University. She served as a clinic lead for 12 years and teaches various courses in the undergraduate curriculum including Leadership, Advocacy and Ethics, Risk and Practice Management, Capstone, and Clinical Teaching Strategies. She is currently the Program Director for the BSHS/BSDH Degree completion program. In addition, she is involved in the Master’s Program (MSDH) and has facilitated classes for dental students from the University of Washington (RIDE program). She is also currently the SADHA advisor for EWU and is very active in her professional association The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA). Sarah has a contagious enthusiasm for teaching and loves the “light bulb moments” with her students and seeing them grow and succeed.

Sarah is very active in the ADHA (American Dental Hygienists’ Association) and is an advocate for dental hygienists. She is also passionate about wellness and loves speaking nationally and internationally on topics that promote overall health and wellness for the dental hygienist. She launched a health and wellness hub with a colleague and leader in dental hygiene and is excited to make a positive impact on others.

When Sarah’s not teaching, she enjoys traveling, health/nutrition/fitness, teaching Pilates, practicing yoga, riding her Peloton, and spending time with her family. Sarah has been blessed with a very supportive husband, beautiful adult stepdaughter who lives in Alabama, a wonderful son named Miles born in 2013 and sweet baby girl named Macy born in 2015. Macy was diagnosed with DiGeorge syndrome (22q), leading Sarah to become an advocate for special needs moms, including becoming a co-author in the book “Dear Mama.”

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