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Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (#DICAM23)

#DICAM23: Staying in the Know Together

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Join us in September by supporting dental safety throughout Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM)! Join the conversation by sharing the hashtag: #DICAM23.

This year, our theme is “Staying in The Know Together.”

Our goal at OSAP is to serve as the leading provider of infection prevention and control education, training, and credentialing that supports The Safest Dental Visit. There is no better way to do that than by emphasizing and utilizing our community. We can learn from each other and spread the knowledge faster, together.

Through #DICAM23, we want to give the dental community informative and engaging materials to show how to Stay in The Know about the latest dental infection control guidelines to ensure that every dental visit is The Safest Dental Visit.

Weekly Topics

Each week we will focus on a different topic:

  • Hand Hygiene (September 4 – 8)
  • Dental Unit Waterlines (September 11 –15)
  • Instrument Reprocessing (September 18 –22)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (September 25 – 29)

Social Media Toolkit

Patients are more aware than ever. Use #DICAM23 to showcase your infection control and safety practices and demonstrate your commitment to keeping patients safe. We have created a social media toolkit to make it easy!

Get #DICAM23 Social Media Toolkit


Infection Prevention & Safety Resources

Every dental practice needs an Infection Control Coordinator (ICC) with overall responsibility for managing and coordinating the Infection Prevention and Control Program. OSAP has bundled together FREE resources that describe the responsibilities and how to staff and support this important position. We've also included additional resources, tools, and checklists based on the weekly #DICAM23 topics.

Get #DICAM23 Resources


Additional Resources