VISION | MISSION| DESCRIPTION| ABOUT OSAP
Safe oral healthcare for people everywhere
To be the world's leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare
Founded in 1984 and formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1985, OSAP is a unique group of dental educators and consultants, researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, and other interested persons with a collective mission to be the world's leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP supports this commitment to oral healthcare workers and the public through quality education and information dissemination. OSAP is comprised of two separate but linked organizations:
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is a 501(c)(6) membership association. The purpose of the Association is to be the voice for leadership and compliance with dental infection prevention and safety policy development, education, research and service.
OSAP also maintains the OSAP Foundation, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to augment and expand upon the Association's ability to provide information and education by raising funds from the healthcare industry, private sector businesses, foundations and the government. The Foundation is dedicated to education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide.