Multi-media Professional Development for Parenting Educators to Deliver Oral Hygiene Education for Parents of Young Children

Investigators are developing professional development tools to prepare Head Start parent educators to use the effective BeReady2Smile (BR2S) program with parents of young children.

Research scientists are developing professional development tools to prepare parenting educators to use BeReady2Smile in both parenting group and home visit settings. The project features synchronous and asynchronous components and supports distal training of Parenting Educators who lack specialized oral health training.

This scalable and sustainable approach, BeReady2Smile_ProD, improves the dissemination and implementation of BeReady2Smile (BR2S) and will enable Parenting Educators to deliver BeReady2Smile using both Home-based and Group-based delivery methodologies. The long-term goal of the program is to help parents provide the foundation for a lifetime free from preventable oral disease.

This is a subaward with Influents Innovations from the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.


9/10/20 - 9/9/22


National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research