SAFEST DENTAL VISIT FOR DENTAL PRACTICES
OVERVIEW | PLEDGE | TOOLKIT
The Safest Dental Visit is a multi-year campaign designed to promote the
dental practice's commitment to infection control and safety. Clinicians,
educators, speakers & consultants, product manufacturers and distributors and
others interested in patient safety are collaborating to help ensure that every
patient visit is the safest dental visit.
The dental team plays a pivotal role in the campaign. The dental office is
where clinicians address new and emerging threats and increasingly complex
policies and guidelines. It's also where patients express concern (or remain silent
Dental practices can participate in the campaign to help educate and train
staff, promote a safe and professional environment, increase patient confidence
and loyalty, attract new patients and enhance the overall image of the practice.
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The Safest Dental Visit pledge outlines critical guidelines and practices to
help ensure the safety of every patient. The campaign supports dental practices
who make this pledge by providing information, education, and regular reminders
to engage staff in infection prevention and safety. The collective commitment of
the dental team is then demonstrated to patients with The Safest Dental
This is the Safest Dental Visit Pledge: OUR PRACTICE:
Complies with current CDC Guidelines
Has an Infection Control Coordinator
Fosters a culture of infection prevention and safety
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Safest Dental Visit Tool Kit
OSAP members have access to curated materials to guide the practice in developing
a culture of safety, maximizing the role of the infection control coordinator,
understanding OSHA requirements and CDC guidelines and taking full advantage
of OSAP membership.
Not a member and want to be part of the campaign? Click here
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The information above is a resource prepared by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) with the assistance and expertise of its members. OSAP is a nonprofit, independent organization providing information and education on infection control and prevention and patient and provider safety to dental care settings worldwide. This resource is an overview with links to more detailed information. Additional relevant information is available on CDC, OSHA, EPA, OSAP and other websites. Content provided is current at time of publication. OSAP assumes no liability for actions taken based on information herein.