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Guiding Principles

MISSION | VISION | KEY VALUE PROPOSITION | SOCO | GUIDING PRINCIPLES


MISSION
Every visit is a safe dental visit


VISION
To be the world’s leading provider of education that supports safe dental visits


KEY VALUE PROPOSITION
OSAP is a recognized authority of, and voice for, ensuring safe, infection-free access to oral healthcare


SINGLE OVERRIDING COMMUNICATIONS OBJECTIVE (SOCO)
We improve the world through advocacy and education for infection prevention in oral healthcare...because safety matters



OSAP'S GUIDING PRINCIPLES


  • Patient & Provider Safety

    We believe that all patients deserve access to oral healthcare that is delivered safely, and that the persons who are involved in delivering such care are protected from occupational injury or illness.

  • Science-Based Learning

    We value lessons learned from the application of scientific principles. We believe the work we do should be grounded in data, research and rigorous evaluation. When appropriate, we also welcome expert consensus to help inform the development of practical guidance.

  • Integrity

    We are not influenced by nor do we endorse any corporate entity or product. We hold ourselves accountable and act consistently to communicate and uphold the science-based principles of infection prevention and patient and provider safety.

  • Competent Community

    We value a knowledgeable and skilled community of individuals, organizations and corporate entities who deliver safe and infection-free care and/or products that facilitate such delivery. We believe that achieving a highly competent community requires formal education, continuous learning, mentoring, leadership development and networking independent of geographic location, as well as policies, programs and resources that promote and support increased competency.

  • Collaborative Leadership

    We value the collaboration with individuals, agencies and organizations to assure the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare to all. We believe that together we can successfully carry out our unique missions and achieve our shared vision.

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