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2022 OSAP Annual Conference - Focus on the Future

The 2022 OSAP Annual Conference provided vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over emerging and salient topics in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety. It included opportunities for learning and engagement, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and innovative thinkers in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety from across the globe.

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The conference took place in Minneapolis, MN, from June 16 – 18. Sessions were recorded and will be available to all registered attendees from July 8 - September 9. 

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Format & Features

 Format & Features

Need help justifying why you should participate? Download our On-Demand Justification Letter.

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Registration Fees

*Those with Basic (online membership) will receive Non-Member pricing.

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Support OSAP by purchasing our conference t-shirt! Starts at $23.99, with three colors and four styles to choose from. 

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Contact Info

If you have questions about the program or registration:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +1 (410) 571-0003 | US & Canada: +1 (800) 298-6727
Mailing Address: One Glenlake Parkway, NE | Suite 1200 |Atlanta, GA 30328 | USA

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Event Liability Disclaimer and Release

OSAP has created an Event Liability Disclaimer and Release.

Refund & Cancellation Policy

Updated July 7, 2022

There are no refunds for the On-Demand Only version of the course. We are unable to honor registration switches and/or transfers. The new participant will need to register themselves online.

Photo and Video Policy

No individual or entity may electronically record or broadcast any portion of an OSAP course without prior written consent of the presenter(s). Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, breakouts, etc., without the express written consent of individual presenter(s) is strictly prohibited. Individuals observed photographing or videotaping any presentation, in whole or part, will be removed from the conference, forfeiting the registration fee.

Social Media Policy

OSAP encourages the use of social media as a way of connecting with other participants and expanding the reach of information presented at our meetings and conferences. If you plan on using social media to discuss the conference, please use the official hashtag (#OSAPAC2022). Note: Sharing specific presentations, posters, or slides is prohibited without the express written permission of the presenter(s).

Permissions and Privacy Policy

OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the course. By registering, you give OSAP permission to include your name and contact details on the attendance list. During the registration process, there is an option to opt-out of this list. Alternatively, if you do not wish to be included on the attendance list, email your exclusion request to [email protected] by Thursday, June 9.

OSAP captures photos and videos during the conference. By registering, you grant OSAP full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images, for the promotion of OSAP or its publications, fundraising, publicity, or other purposes. This may include (but is not limited to) the right to reuse in printed and online publicity, social media, and press releases. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, email your exclusion request to [email protected] by Thursday, June 9.

OSAP collects evaluations during and after the course. By registering, you give OSAP permission to use any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.

OSAP’s Privacy Policy

Code of Conduct

OSAP’s Code of Conduct outlines OSAP’s expectations for anyone attending or contributing to an OSAP meeting or educational activity, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior during conference events, please contact Michelle Lee, OSAP’s Executive Director at M +1 404-944-4824 or [email protected].

OSAP’s Code of Conduct

In-Person Event Cancellation Policy

Circumstances beyond the control of OSAP may require that the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference be converted from an in-person experience to an online-only event. In that case, registration for attendees will automatically transfer to the online version of the event.

Product Agreement

OSAP has created a Product Agreement

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Continuing Education

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Learning Objectives

After attending, participants will be able to:

  • Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings.
  • List new resources, tools, and networks to optimize compliance.
  • Identify important attributes to develop and enhance global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and The Safest Dental Visit™.

Target Audience

Developed for participants who already have experience in dental infection prevention and safety who are seeking to build on, apply, or enhance existing knowledge using content in practical applications to master concepts. This program is also for those with substantial prerequisite knowledge who are seeking the most up-to-date information to heighten expertise.

The target audience includes, but is not limited to:

  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Infection Control Coordinators
  • Consultants and Lecturers
  • Compliance Officers of State Dental Boards
  • Policy Makers
  • Sterilization Technicians
  • Risk Managers
  • Hospitals and FQHCs with Dental Clinics
  • Companies Engaged in IC and Safety Products and Services

Learning Level: Intermediate, Advanced

Recognition Statement


OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider.

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

Please email the OSAP office at [email protected] or call +1 (410) 571-0003 if you wish to be in contact with the course author/creator(s) with any questions or for clarification of course concepts.

Learn more about OSAP’s CE Program & Provider Recognition.

Live CE Credits: Up to 17.50
Self-Study CE Credits: Up to 22.50
Educational Method: Lecture, discussion, and case presentations
Course Type: Lecture, Live or Lecture, Recorded, Self-instructional (self-study)


All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

  1. the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and
  2. any commercial supporters of the activity.

2022 OSAP Annual Conference Planning Committee Disclosures

Eve Cuny, MS, CDIPC (Co-Chair)
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Matthew R. Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS, CDIPC (Co-Chair)
U.S./DHHS- Indian Health Service (IHS)
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Adam Burr, DDS
Elite Dental Partners
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Bryan Christensen, PhD, MEPC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP
The Forsyth Institute
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Mary M. Govoni, RDH, MBA
Mary Govoni & Associates
Disclosure: Consultant for HuFriedyGroup

Virginia Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, AAS
Smith & Jorgensen Dental Consulting
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Michele Lash, RDH, BA
Dentsply Sirona
Disclosure: Dentsply Sirona Stockholder

Julie Lynch, MS, BSN, RN
American Dental Partners, Inc.
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Shannon E. Mills, DDS
Shannon E Mills DDS, Oral Healthcare Consulting
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Compass Dental Safety
Disclosure: Educator for 3M

Patricia Podolak, DDS, MPH
Springhurst Associates, LLC
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Ramneek Rai, DDS
UCSF School of Dentistry
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Michelle Strange, MSDH, RDH, CDIPC
Level Up Infection Prevention
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

CE Disclaimer

The 2022 OSAP Annual Conference is planned and presented by the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference Planning Committee to provide participants with a relevant and rewarding continuing educational experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in lectures or workshops should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval by OSAP of the views presented or the products used.

Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to present a balanced view of therapeutic options, use generic names of products whenever possible, use images that have not been falsified or misrepresent the outcome of treatment, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. Speakers and authors are required to include peer-reviewed content supported by generally accepted scientific principles or methods that can be substantiated or supported with peer-reviewed scientific literature that is relevant and current. Speakers and authors must support clinical recommendations with references from the scientific literature, with a sound scientific basis, whenever possible. Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations. However, OSAP shall not be liable for a speaker's failure to disclose such interest.

Please be advised that courses, speakers, or schedules may change without notice.

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#OSAPAC2022 Social Media Toolkit

Share your #OSAPAC2022 experience to start a conversation with fellow attendees, non-attendees, exhibitors, sponsors, and more!

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Add A Twibbon Frame to Your Social Media Profile Picture:

A Twibbon badge shows your colleagues, peers, and exhibitors that you are proudly participating in the 2022 OSAP Annual Conference. Follow the steps below to add a Twibbon to your Facebook or Twitter profile picture using Twibbon:

  1. Click the Twibbon link below and add it to Facebook/Twitter.
  2. Authorize the Twibbon app to your Facebook/Twitter account, and your profile photo will appear.
  3. Position your profile picture within the Twibbon frame for Facebook/Twitter.
  4. Click the “add the Twibbon” button. If you are on Twitter, then you are finished. If you are on Facebook, continue reading.
  5. On Facebook, Twibbon will upload your image to Facebook in a new album. Click “Set as your Facebook profile picture.”
  6. Facebook will open, and then you should click “Make Profile Picture.”
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