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DENTAL INFECTION CONTROL AWARENESS MONTH CAMPAIGN 


Overview
       


As an authority on infection control, OSAP is spearheading an annual campaign ‘Dental Infection Control Awareness Month,‘ which is being held in September. The goals of Dental Infection Control Awareness Month are to support the new CDC information, the infection control coordinator and to build patient's trust in infection control. In September you can demonstrate your commitment to infection prevention and patient safety with your patients.

CAMPAIGN HOW-TO'S

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1. New CDC Summary and Checklist           

 

Introduced this March, the CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings:  Basic Expectations for Safe Care and Companion Checklist are important new tools for the practice. To understand what you will get from this new information and how to implement it, OSAP has designed a landing page with details including a link to download the new document.

CLICK HERE FOR IMPLEMENTATION DETAILS
NEW CDC TOOL WEBINAR ON DEMAND

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2. Champion the Infection Control Coordinator         

Every dental practice needs an Infection Prevention and Control Program. Every practice also needs an Infection Control Coordinator with overall responsibility for managing and coordinating the Infection Prevention and Control Program. OSAP has bundled together online resources for the Infection Control Coordinator that describe what the responsibilities are and how to staff and support this important position.

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE

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3. Build Patient Trust           

Educate your patients about what your practice is doing to protect them. Clinicians don’t usually bring it up, and patients may be too shy to ask, so use Dental Infection Control Awareness Month as a neutral conversation starter for showcasing your infection control and safety practices. Showcase your commitment to infection control with free campaign materials. Showcase your commitment to infection control with free campaign materials.

a. Prepare Your Staff To “Have the Conversation”            


Keep it simple by focusing on three important infection control practices your team can demonstrate to show your patients you care about their safety.

CLICK HERE FOR DEMO VIDEOS & SCRIPTS.

 

b. Customizable Patient Letter, Poster and Waiting Room Brochure


Build patient trust by showcasing your commitment to infection control.

CUSTOMIZE AND SEND THE LETTER.

DOWNLOAD THE POSTER.

CUSTOMIZE AND PRINT THE BROCHURE.


c. Increase the Impact of Your Message Through Social Media Tools

  • Post the digital "button" announcing the Dental Infection Control Awareness Month on your practice's website to show your participation in this patient-oriented campaign. 
  • Post relevant infection control messages on your practice's Facebook page and send timely tweets throughout September to reinforce to your patients that you care about their safety.
    CLICK HERE FOR SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

 

 

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4. Experience OSAP Educational Resources
 

  • OSAP is dentistry’s infection control partner. CLICK HERE for more information.

 
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This resource was prepared by clinicians for the benefit of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a nonprofit, independent organization providing information and education on infection control and prevention and patient and provider safety to dental settings worldwide. The information provided is for educational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for the users’ own exercise of their professional judgment.  OSAP, and the clinicians who assisted it in preparing this material, expressly disclaims responsibility, and shall have no liability, for any damages, loss, injury, or liability whatsoever suffered as a result of your reliance on the information contained in this resource.

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