ANNAPOLIS, MD—May 11, 2011—The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is pleased to announce their expanded partnership with Patterson Dental for significant marketing support. Patterson has agreed to supply printing and production services for key OSAP marketing initiatives in 2011.
"Patterson sponsors a variety of professional dental associations and industry partners,” said Therese Long of OSAP. "As a dental industry leader, they are continually working to improve healthcare access and education, and we're excited that our mission is so closely aligned with Patterson's commitment to the profession.”
This support from Patterson will help OSAP extend their leading worldwide outreach and advocacy for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral care, with a focus on patient and provider safety.
Mike Smurr, Patterson Dental's Director of Marketing, Merchandise said, "Patterson Dental is pleased to partner with OSAP in this expanded capacity and to support this organization's dedicated efforts to promote infection prevention and safety among dental staffs and the patients entrusted to their care.”
About Patterson Dental
Patterson Dental, a leading distributor of dental products, equipment and technology in the U.S. and Canada, serves as the largest business in the progressive, global Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) family of businesses. Patterson is committed to creating value for customers through products, services and lasting relationships. Dental professionals who partner with Patterson enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted source for everything they need.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is the world's largest membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission and ensuring the safe delivery of oral care for all. As a non-profit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between policy and practice. Its members are a unique group of dental and other healthcare professionals, consultants, researchers and organizations that include non-governmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, policy makers and academia. All support the mission for OSAP to be the world's leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral care. For more information, visit www.OSAP.org.