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OSAP member experts offer tips on how to "start the conversation" with patients about 3 important infection control practices. Do you want to share your video on how to "talk infection control" with patients? Consider shooting a brief video (no real patients please to comply with HIPAA). Your video may be selected for inclusion on the OSAP website!

 1. Hand Hygiene

 2. Instrument Processing

Let's talk 'CLEAN HANDS" with our patients.

Stay tuned for a brief video that delivers a fun way to message hand hygiene to patients (and their families). Hand hygiene is such an important infection control practice. Be sure to weave it in to the conversation! 


OSAP Board member, Karen Gregory RN, provides one way to introduce this topic to patients to increase their confidence in how your practice performs appropriate instrument processing. Click HERE to access the recording.


 3. Dental Unit Waterline Safety



 How do YOU "have the  conversation"?

Let's talk "SAFE WATER" 

Dental healthcare personnel and patients could be placed at risk of adverse health effects if water is not appropriately treated. CLICK HERE for video!

Share your video!

OSAP encourages you to submit a brief video describing how you might discuss one of these 3 target infection control practices with patients. Note - the video must be less than 2 minutes and may not feature real patients (HIPAA!). Send your videos to for posting!


Quick Tips From OSAP



1. "Ask OSAP" Technical Service (Jessica Wilson, MPH)

2. Following CDC Guidelines (Karen Gregory, RN)



 There is a lot to discuss!

 To Discuss with Patients

OSAP offers dental practices an array of potential "scripts" to engage patients in a conversation about what how dentistry keeps them safe. Click on these scripts and discuss it with your dental team. Try a new one every week to let your patients know you care. 

Is there an infection control topic you want to discuss but don't see a script for? Email with your request.

i.   Infection Control

ii.  Safe Dental Water

iii.  Hand Hygiene

iv.  Instrument Sterilization

v.  Surface Disinfection

vi.   Zika Virus

vii.  Influenza


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   Live Lectures                                 

OSAP members globally are delivering key sessions at conferences and events. Attend these sessions to get the most updated information on infection control. OSAP members are invited to send details of lectures they are presenting to for posting. 

 Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept. 6-7
 Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam
 All Day Courses

 Friday, October 21
 Denver, CO
 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

 OSAP and International College of Dentists

 (Tuesday): Infection Control for Dental  Practitioners
 (Wednesday): Invection Control for Educators  and Trainers

 Speaker: Eve Cuny, MS

 Educational Grant by Hu-Friedy

ADA Annual Session

Title: The Standard of Care for Infection Control

Speaker: Jessica Wilson, MPH

Course Code: 6335

*Attendees must register for course


 Friday, October 21
 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

 Saturday, October 22
 8:00 am - 11:00 am

Infection Control in the Dental Practice: Why it Still Matters – 

SpeakerGeorge Gatseos II, DDS, MSBA

Course Code: 6329

*Attendees must register for course

Hands-on Infection Control Workshop: What Works?


Speaker: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH


Course Code: 7240

*Attendees must register for course


 Saturday, October 22
 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

 Let Us Know Where You're Lecturing

Hands-on Infection Control Workshop: What Works?


Speaker: Nancy Dewhirst, RDH


Course Code: 7240

*Attendees must register for course


OSAP members are encouraged to submit their course information to for posting


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OSAP brings together a community of experts via instructional webinars. Each webinar is hosted by a subject matter expert (SME) and is focused on sharing the latest science and best practices for infection prevention and patient and provider safety. 
Check back for details on when the webinars will be conducted. Please note that these webinars also will be archived for viewing if you are not able to participate.

 Patient Safety
 Friday, October 14
 More to Come!

2:00- 3:00 pm EST

Speaker: Hudson Garrett PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, VA-BC, PLNC, CSRN, CDONA, FACDONA

For more information and to register, 

Stay tuned for a schedule of upcoming webinars!


 New CDC Tool for Dentistry

 Zika Virus

Webinar Available to View 

Speakers: Michele Junger DDS, MPH and Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP

To view the important educational webinar,

Webinar Available to View

Speaker: Hudson Garrett PhD, MSN, MPH, FNP-BC, VA-BC, PLNC, CSRN, CDONA, FACDONA

To view the important educational webinar,

To download a one-page implementation guide on the Zika Virus webinar CLICK HERE. 


 Respiratory Fit Testing 
 Ensuring Safety: Healthcare Worker  Vaccinations and the Law

Webinar Available to View 

Speakers: Dr. Christopher Coffey, Dr. Ziqing Zhuang, Mr. Michael Bergman

Sponsor: NIOSH

To view this webinar, please CLICK HERE and scroll down 1/3 of the page to the webinar link. Please note the iconographics and other resources on this page. 

 Webinar Available to View 


 Speakers: Alla Hoss, JD; Priscilla Keith, JD,  Dawn Pepin, Tom Talbot, MD, MPH


 Sponsors: CDC, AHLA


 For more information, CLICK HERE


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OSAP members are encouraged to participate in the OSAP educational conferences. Yearly participation in the Annual Conference is important to stay on top of the science, technology and best practices. Boot Camp attendance is recommended once every 2-3 years.

 OSAP 2017 Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™
 Atlanta, January 9-12


 OSAP 2017 Annual Conference
 Atlanta, June 22 - 25      MORE INFO


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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.

 Sunday, April 10 
 Chicago, IL

 3:00 - 4:00 pm

   Saturday, April 16 
 Cincinnati, OH

 8 - 11:30 am

AADB Mid-year Meeting

Title: Infection Control Update and Innovative New CDC Tool - High Stakes for Dental Boards

Speakers: Leslie Grant, DDS, MSPA; John O’Keefe, BDentSc, MDentSc, MBA; Katherine Weno, DDS, JD

*Attendees must register for course

National Oral Health Conference

Title: Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care in Your Oral Health Programs

Speakers: Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP; Michele Junger, DDS, MPH; Jill Moore, RDH, BSDH, MHA

*Attendees must register for NOHC

 San Diego, CA
 June 2-4

 Sunday, June 4
 New Orleans, LA 
 1:00 - 2:00 pm

OSAP Annual Infection Control Conference

Several Lectures and Discussion Groups will Address the New CDC Information

*Attendees must register to attend OSAP Conference


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