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2022 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp

In-Person Plus: January 24 - 26, 2022 
On-Demand Only: February 14 - April 15, 2022

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

General Questions 

Q: What is the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp?

A: The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ is a fast-paced, foundational-level educational course presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety. The course curriculum is based on the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003, the 2016 Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care, the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (1910.1030), and the OSHA Hazard Communication Standard (1910.2000). While these guidelines and standards will tell you what to do, they will not tell you how to implement them. This course will help you to understand and implement the CDC guidelines and OSHA standards in your own practice setting.

The course content is consistent year-over-year with only minor updates based on new regulations or guidelines. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, course content will also cover the most up-to-date interim guidance and any related regulations.

Q: I’ve attended Boot Camp in the past. Am I able to attend this year?

A: Certainly! Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be updated content around the interim guidance.

Q: I recently attended the Annual Conference. Will this course offer the same content?

A: While both the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp and the OSAP Annual Conference offer incredible content, they are two separate events.

The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp is a foundational-level educational course with a comprehensive curriculum that covers all the basics in infection prevention and safety. The course content is consistent year-over-year with only minor updates based on new regulations or guidelines.

The OSAP Annual Conference is the premier infection control and patient safety education and networking event in dentistry. This action-packed conference delivers the latest updates on evolving guidance and emerging infection prevention and safety issues. The content offered at Annual Conference changes every year.

Q: When will the course take place?

A: Boot Camp will take place Monday, January 24 – Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in Atlanta, GA. Federal Services will have a special session on January 27*.

*The Air Force, Army, Navy, IHS, and VA will each have additional training sessions. Ranking officers are required to attend, and civilians employed by these branches are encouraged to attend as well.

Q: Where will the course take place?

A: The In-Person Plus course will take place at this location:

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30346

Q: How do I book my hotel room?

A: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing a link to book your hotel room online. We will also provide the phone number to book over the phone.

Q: What is the cost of the hotel?

A: The group room rate is $184.00 plus taxes (currently at 8% occupancy tax and 8% sales tax) per night for single/double occupancy (and $204 plus tax for triple/quadruple occupancy). A Per Diem rate is available for government employees as well. Government employees will need to show their government ID at check-in with the front desk. If a participant cannot provide their government ID, the rate will be changed to the group rate.

The guest room reservation deadline is Monday, January 3, or until the room block is filled (whichever comes first). Please be sure to make your reservations early to guarantee availability.

The group rate will be offered three days pre-post course dates, based on the availability of room type.

Q: I am unable to attend in person. Will there be a virtual component?

A: Yes! Our On-Demand Only registration option includes access to 22+ hours of on-demand recordings for 60 days (starting Feb 14). On-Demand participants will be able to claim CE for these sessions.

Q: Does participating in Boot Camp count towards certification?

A: Yes! Participation in Boot Camp counts toward the education requirements for two certifications:

  • OSAP-DANB Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) - A clinically focused professional certification
  • OSAP-DANB Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control (DISIPC) - An industry (dental trade)-focused professional certification

To learn more visit: dentalinfectioncontrol.org.

Q: If I’m unable to attend, will there be another Boot Camp this year?

A: OSAP only offers one Boot Camp per year. If you are unable to attend in person, we encourage you to register for the On-Demand Only option.

Q: I require an additional special accommodation. Will OSAP take care of this?

A: The event registration form asks this question. If you require an accommodation, please list it in the form.


Health & Safety 

Q: What safety measures will be put in place for in-person participants?

A: The health and safety of our participants, exhibitors, vendors, speakers, and OSAP staff is our top priority. As the COVID-19 situation continues to change, our health and safety policy will evolve to meet the current science and evidence-based guidance. Click here to see the current Health & Safety Policy.

Q: Will in-person participants be required to be vaccinated?

A: All face-to-face participants, exhibitors, vendors, speakers, and OSAP staff are required to be fully vaccinated (as defined by the CDC) or submit a negative PCR COVID test taken within 48 hours of arrival at the course hotel in Atlanta (antigen tests will not be accepted). All individuals registering for the course must upload proof of vaccine or agree to provide negative testing results at course check-in. This will be collected as a part of the online course registration process.

Q: Are masks required for in-person participants?

A: All in-person participants will be required to wear masks in indoor events regardless of vaccination status. Masks may only be removed when a guest is actively eating or drinking.

Q: Will there be on-site testing for unvaccinated in-person participants?

A: Daily antigen tests will be required beginning on Monday, January 24, for all unvaccinated individuals. Vaccinated individuals will be given the opportunity to test if they choose. OSAP will cover the cost of the daily antigen test.

Q: Why do I have to share my vaccination status to attend in person?

A: The safety of our participants, speakers, board members, exhibitors, vendors, and staff is our top priority. Per the HIPAA Journal, “Any organization can ask any employee, customer, or relevant third party whether or not they have been vaccinated against COVID-19 without violating HIPAA.” In addition, “Only organizations that are HIPAA Covered Entities or Business Associates are subject to the HIPAA regulations with regards to how information about vaccination statuses is collected, maintained, used, and disclosed.”


Registration

Q: What are the registration options?

A: There are two registration options: In-Person Plus and On-Demand Only.

Q: What is included with my registration?

A: Click here to view our registration features. 

Q: What is the cost of registration?

A: Click here to view our registration pricing guide. 

Q: What currency will OSAP accept?

A: OSAP pricing is written in US dollars, and OSAP only accepts US dollars. If you need to see an exchange rate, we recommend accessing an exchange rate calculator.

Q: How do I register?

A: To register, please complete the registration form here: 2022 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp Registration.

Q: Am I able to mail in a paper registration form?

A: No. We are only accepting online registrations.

Q: What is the registration deadline?

A: Since we’ll be offering the On-Demand Only option, registration will be open through Friday, April 1. To be eligible for the early-bird rate, however, you must register by Wednesday, December 1.

Q: Do we receive an additional discount for bringing multiple people?

A: We are not offering an additional discount for multiple participants.

Q: Am I able to register multiple people at the same time?

A: No. Because every attendee must self-attest to their vaccination status, all participants must register separately. OSAP is unable to accommodate any exceptions to this.

Q: Am I able to complete the registration form on behalf of a participant?

A: Because every participant must self-attest to their vaccination status, we strongly suggest that all participants register themselves. To ensure that registration forms are as accurate as possible, we also strongly suggest that participants register themselves and then submit an invoice to an employer if needed.


Military/Federal Service Participation

Q: Do military personnel/federal employees receive a discount on registration?

A: Yes! Federal employees/military personnel can register at a flat rate of $425.00. This pricing is available to all active duty/ranking officers and civilians employed by one of the following agencies: U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, Canadian Armed Forces, U.S. Coast Guard, Indian Health Service, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, U.S. Public Health Service, or the VA.

Q: I am a civilian who works for a branch of the military and/or the federal service. Do I also receive the military/federal service discount?

A: Yes!

Q: How do I register?

A: To register for the In-Person Plus option, follow the instructions here: 2022 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot CampTM Federal Employee/Military Personnel Registration Procedures – In-Person Participation. To register for the On-Demand Only option, follow the instructions here: 2022 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot CampTM Federal Employee/Military Personnel Registration Procedures – On-Demand Participation.

Q: Do we receive an additional discount for bringing multiple people?

A: We are not offering an additional discount for multiple participants. However, federal employees/military personnel can register at a flat rate of $425.00.

Q: Does OSAP reserve seats ahead of time for federal employees/military personnel?

A: No. The only way to guarantee your seat is to register online as early as possible. By registering online, you have the option to make payment online immediately via credit card or to create an invoice for later payment.

Q: I want to make payment on behalf of a participant(s). How do I do that?

A: To make payment, please contact the OSAP Office at +1 (410) 571-0003. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern. Please provide us with the first and last name of the participant as well as the invoice number. If the participant is not found in our system, they will need to register online at https://osap.memberclicks.net/2022-boot-camp-registration before any payment can be processed.

Q: Am I able to register multiple people at the same time?

A: No. Because every participant must self-attest to their vaccination status, all participants must register separately. OSAP is unable to accommodate any exceptions to this.

Q: Am I able to complete the registration form on behalf of a participant?

A: Because every participant must self-attest to their vaccination status, we strongly suggest that all participants register themselves. To ensure that registration forms are as accurate as possible, we also strongly suggest that participants register themselves and then submit an invoice to an employer if needed.

Q: Do I make payment with my government travel card, or is my command/employer taking care of the payment?

A: Please direct this question to your command center/employer directly. OSAP is unable to assist with this request.

Q: I am attending in person. Am I required to be in uniform for Boot Camp?

A: Here are the following uniform requirements for federal employees/military personnel:

Federal Service Dress Code

  • Air Force – Monday – Wednesday: Service Dress; Thursday: civilian attire
  • Army – Monday – Wednesday: Class B Army service uniform (ASU); Thursday: civilian attire
  • Navy – Monday – Wednesday: Officer Khaki Service Uniform, Enlisted Service Uniform; Thursday: civilian attire
  • VA - Monday – Wednesday: Business Casual; Thursday: Business Casual

Payment, Invoicing, and Refunds

Q: How do I pay for my registration?

A: Once registration opens, you will have two (2) payment options:

  1. Pay immediately via credit card (OSAP accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover)
  2. Create an invoice to be paid no later than Monday, January 17

Q: Will I pay for my registration, or is my employer/company making payment on my behalf?

A: Please reach out to your employer/company directly for further assistance; OSAP is unable to assist with this request. If you would like to request funding from your employer/company, please download our justification letter: In-Person Plus or On-Demand Only.

Q: I need a copy of my invoice. How do I get one?

A: After completing the registration process, you will receive a copy of your invoice via email from [email protected]. You can forward this email to an appropriate person/department within your company/employer for payment processing.

Q: If I choose to create an invoice, will OSAP mail me and/or my employer a copy?

A: No, After completing the registration process, you will receive a copy of your invoice via email from [email protected]. You can forward this email to an appropriate person/department within your company/employer for payment processing.

Q: If I created an invoice or purchase order, how do I make my payment?

A: The following procedures are for making payment after an invoice has already been created.

  • Make payment online by clicking on the link in your invoice email. If you need the link resent to you, please contact us at [email protected].
  • If payment needs to be made over the phone, please contact the OSAP Office at +1 (410) 571-0003. Our office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Eastern.
  • If processing payment via check, please remit payment to the following address:

                         OSAP
                         3525 Piedmont Road NE
                         Building Five, Suite 300
                         Atlanta, GA 30305

  • If processing payment via purchase order, OSAP needs the purchase order number so that it can appropriately be listed on the invoice. In addition, OSAP will need the contact information of the appropriate department who will be handling the payment.

Q: Will I be charged any taxes for my registration?

A: No. Click here to view the registration rates. 

Q: What is the deadline to make payment?

A: Any invoices for In-Person Plus must be paid by Monday, January 17. Any invoices created after this date must be paid in full immediately. Please note that OSAP must receive payment in full prior to the event. If payment is not received, you may not be allowed to participate.

Q: What if my company must make the payment directly?

A: After completing the registration process, you will receive a copy of your invoice via email from [email protected]. You can forward this email to an appropriate person/department within your company/employer for payment processing.

Q: Does OSAP accept purchase orders?

A: Yes! After a participant has registered, submit a purchase order to [email protected].

Q: I registered, but I am no longer able to attend. Am I eligible for a refund?

A: All In-Person Plus participants receive access to recordings of all sessions on Monday, February 14. If you are unable to attend in person, you still have an alternative option for participating.

However, for those participating in On-Demand Only or whose schedule will no longer allow them to attend in-person and/or on-demand, all registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing to [email protected] by Wednesday, January 5. An 80% refund of course fees will be given for cancellations received by Wednesday, December 1. A 50% refund of course fees will be given for cancellations received between Thursday, December 2, and Wednesday, January 5. No refunds will be granted for requests sent after Wednesday, January 5. OSAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows.

All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than Wednesday, January 5. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

Q: I am no longer able to attend, but one of my colleagues will be taking my place. How do we switch the names on the registration?

A: We are unable to honor registration switches and/or transfers. The new participant will need to register themselves online. The original participant will need to contact us at [email protected] or +1 (410) 571-0003 to cancel the original registration.


Education

Q: How many continuing education credits will I receive?

A: Participants will be able to claim 22+ CE credits.

Q: When will the on-demand recordings be available?

A: The on-demand recordings will be available starting Monday, February 14.

Q: Can I get CE credits for watching the on-demand recordings?

A: Yes! Self-study continuing education hours are provided for any session viewed after its original presentation (i.e., on-demand recordings), February 14 – April 15. To claim credits, you must complete a quiz in the OSAP Infection Prevention & Safety CE Center for each session.

Q: How do I claim CE?

A: In-Person Plus participants will keep track of their CE credits individually via a paper CE tracking sheet given out on-site. On-Demand Only participants will be able to claim and track their CE in the OSAP Infection Prevention & Safety CE Center.

Q: What is the agenda for Boot Camp?

A: Click here to view the agenda (subject to change).

Q: Is participation worth AGD PACE Credits?

A: OSAP is not an approved AGD PACE provider. However, OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider. The AGD’s Fellowship award guidelines indicate that CE credits earned from ADA-CERP approved providers are accepted towards AGD awards.