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Media Advisory

Dental Health Project Seeks Peer Educators

November 9, 2004


Contra Costa's Dental Health Peer Education Project is seeking community residents who speak English or Spanish, who are at least 16 years old, and are interested in educating East and Central County parents, grandparents and other caregivers about children's oral health

Prior dental education training or experience is not necessary; possible stipend for educators


The peer educators will be trained on an oral health curriculum in January 2005 and are expected to begin educating East and Central County residents in February, which is Children’s Dental Health Month


The project is part of the Contra Costa Dental Health Action Group of the Family, Maternal and Child Health Programs of Contra Costa Health Services

Those interested in becoming a peer educator can call Padmini Parthasarathy at 925-313-6178 or go online to for an application form.

Deadline for applications is November 30, 2004

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Press Contact
  • Padmini Parthasarathy
  • 925-313-6178