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Moving Forward to a Safer Tomorrow in Dentistry is OSAP's 30th anniversary educational symposium; a richly constructed conference combining world class education with valuable networking activities. You will leave with new information, resources and products to help you better address your infection prevention and safety challenges. You also will meet new colleagues who share your interest in this critically important topic area.

After attending the 30th anniversary OSAP symposium, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare throughout the world.
  2. List new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance.
  3. Identify important attributes to develop the next generation of global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and safety.

The topics included in the 2014 symposium are organized by conference goal and described HERE (click on link for downloadable program) or click HERE for individual course objectives.


 8:00-6:00Conference Check-in and Badge Distribution
 9:00-12:00Tour of 3M Innovation Center*
 1-3:30Educators' Preconference - CDE 2.5
Eve Cuny MS; Teresa Ludwig MT; Brandonn Perry
Consultants' Preconference - CDE 2.5
Leann Keefer RDH, MSM; Olivia Wann RDA, JD
 2:30-3:30Corporate Members' Forum
 3:45-5:00Membership Meeting for All OSAP Members
 5:00-7:00Welcome Reception & Exhibits
FRIDAY6:30-10:00Conference Check-in and Badge Distribution
Early-bird Session: #Social Media Strategies for Compliance - CDE 1
Julie Straw MPH, CHES
7:00-7:30New Attendee Orientation 
Coffee with Exhibitors
Opening Ceremonies
Dr. John Zapp Memorial Lecture: Infectious Diseases in a Crazy Modern World - CDE 1Michael Osterholm PhD, MPH
10:00-10:30Break with Exhibitors
10:30-12:00Infection Control at the Intersection of Guidelines, Regulations, Standards -CDE 1.5Eve Cuny MS (moderator) Jenny Cleveland DDS, MPH; Andrew Steen, Sharon Stanford
12:00-2:00Box Lunch with Exhibitors
2:00-3:00Conspiracy Theories in Science -
Michael Glick DMD
3:00-3:30Break with Exhibitors
3:30-5:30Infection Control in Dentistry - Then, Now and What’s Next - CDE 2Harold Jaffe MD, MA, FFPH; Mary Chamberland MD, MPH; Don Marianos DDS, MPH & John Molinari PhD
5:30-7:3018th Annual Auction
 SATURDAY6:30-7:30Early-bird Session: Dental Lab - CDE 1Kevin Plummer DDS
7-10:45Silent Auction
7:30-8Coffee with Exhibitors and Scientific Abstracts
8-9:30Communication Skills - CDE 1.5Lou Heckler
9:30-10Break with Exhibitors and Scientific Abstracts
10-11:30Chairside Screening Hands-on -
CDE 1.5
Barbara Greenberg PhD, MSc; David Reznik DDS;  Michael Glick DMD; Helene Bednarsh RDH MPH
Infection Control Challenges in Multi-location settings - CDE 1.5
Mike Joseph DDS, MSD; Jesley Ruff DDS, MPH;  and Moderator Sheila Strock DMD, MPH
Supporting Infection Control Compliance Through Research & Change - CDE 1.5
Nuala Porteous BDS, MPH; Kandis Garland, RDH, MS, Susan McCrone, PhD, RN; and Moderator Christopher Fox DMD DMSc
11:45-12:45Instrument Processing Update - CDE 1Charles Hughes
#Social Media Strategies for Compliance (repeat) - CDE 1
Julie Straw MPH, CHES
Laser Update - CDE 1
John Hellstein DDS, MS
12:45-2Lunch – Infection Control Drill-down -CDE 1Fiona Collins BDS, MBA, MA
Global Infection Control Best Practices- CDE 1.5Enrique Acosta-Gio DDS, PhD; Liliana Donatelli; Jeanne  Oosthuysen; Raghu Puttaiah BDS, MPH; Professor Andrew Smith
How to Develop Policies and Protocols that Promote Compliance - CDE 1.5
Eve Cuny MS and Kathy Eklund RDH, MHP
Environmental Asepsis Update - CDE 1.5
Heather Hohenberger BSN, RN, CIC, CNOR
4-5:30Wrap-up Panel and Environmental Scan - CDE 1.5 John O’Keefe BDS, MDS, MBA; Sheila Strock DMD, MPH
 6-8:30Tour of Beautiful Minneapolis and Communal Dine-around* 
 SUNDAY8-10:30Symposium Program Committee Wrap-up and Planning for 2015

Click HERE for links to the course outlines and other resources sorted by speaker and topic. Note, this continues to be updated as speakers supply additional materials.

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Pre-Session Workshops

Back by popular demand are the optional pre-session workshops (NOTE: the original post-session workshop has been changed to "early-bird" sessions on Friday and Saturday). These workshops are complimentary to OSAP Symposium registrants but attendees must sign-up to ensure their seat is reserved.


  • Educators' Breakout: this 2.5-hour session is specially designed by and for educators who teach infection control and safety in oral healthcare institutions. The session will include presentations and discussion time to optimize peer learning.
  • Consultants' Breakout: similar to the Educator's Breakout, this session addresses the specific needs, challenges and successes that infection control and safety consultants face every day in their in-office visits as well as working with groups and companies.
  • Corporate Members' Forum: this is an annual opportunity for OSAP Corporate members to hear about OSAP's future plans for its corporate community as well as provide valuable feedback to the OSAP Board of Directors.

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OSAP is pleased to welcome World Class infection prevention and safety experts to its 30th anniversary Symposium. Click HERE for a complete list of faculty.

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Continuing Dental Education

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.

OSAP designates this activity for up to 18 continuing education credits.

Participants requesting professional continuing education credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend. To receive continuing education credit, participants must sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session), and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.


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.

CE Disclaimer

The Scientific Program of the 2014 OSAP Annual Symposium is planned and presented by the OSAP Educational Program Committee to provide attendees 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, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. 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 scheduling may change without notice.

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OSAP announces a call for scientific abstracts to be presented during the 2014 Symposium on Saturday, June 7. The objective of the call is to advance development of OSAP's dental infection prevention and patient/provider research agenda specifically related to:

  • prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) among dental patients.
  • prevention and control of occupationally acquired injuries and infectious disease among dental healthcare personnel.

Interested parties are encouraged to download and read the 2006 Workshop Proceedings for the Dental Infection Control Research Agenda for suggestions on research topics.

The DEADLINE for submission of abstracts is Friday, April 4, 2014. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by Friday, April 25, 2014. All non-student applicants with accepted abstracts will be granted a $100 discount on symposium registration. NOTE TO STUDENTS: All full-time students with abstracts that have been accepted will receive a special student-abstract rate of $75 for the symposium if registered by May 1, 2014.

Click HERE to download the Abstract Submission Form and additional details.

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The current economy is forcing everyone to carefully manage budgets. Meeting attendance is especially scrutinized to ensure the investment of time and money is worth the price.

OSAP has assembled materials to help participants prepare a thoughtful justification that clearly demonstrates the value of attending the 2014 OSAP Symposium.  Click HERE to download the Symposium Justification Toolkit.

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Also available to review: OSAP 2013 Symposium Proceedings, OSAP 2012 Symposium Content, OSAP 2011 Symposium Content

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