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OSAP 2018 Annual Conference Program



   Program Highlights


Dental Safety: Innovate, Integrate and Motivate is OSAP's annual educational conference; 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 2018 OSAP Annual Conference, participants will be able to:

1. Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings; 

2. List new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance;

3. Identify important attributes to develop and enhance global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and safety. 



Conference Highlights 


  • Board and committee meetings


  • Preconference programs for educators, consultants and corporate members (included in registration)
  • Opening wine & cheese reception


  • Dr. John S. Zapp Memorial Keynote Lecture featuring nationally known expert
  • Annual "fun"-d raising auction


  • Concurrent sessions and workshops addressing specific skills infection preventionists require   
  • Closing plenary session


  • Post conference meetings/workshop

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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.

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 2018 OSAP Annual Conference 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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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 2018 OSAP Annual Conference.  Download the Annual Conference Justification Toolkit.

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Please Click HERE for more information on registration. Register early and save!

Hotel and Travel

The OSAP Annual Conference will be held at The Fairmont Dallas in downtown Dallas, TX. OSAP has negotiated a registration rate of $179/night. Please note room availability is limited and on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Fairmont Dallas
1717 North Akard Street
Dallas, TX 75201, US

Note: Deadline for hotel registration is May 2, 2018

Find more information on hotel and travel to help make your plans. 

Policies and Permissions

All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by May 15, 2018. An 80% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by March 16, 2018. A 50% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between March 17, 2018 and May 15, 2018. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after May 15, 2018. Submit all requests to OSAP via email at office@osap.orgOSAP 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 May 15, 2018. After that time, no refund considerations will be made.

Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Please note there will be a $25 substitution fee for any change made to registrations. Onsite transfers are not permitted. Only one substitution is permitted per original registrant. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution before the change can be made. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited.

OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the course. By registering, you give OSAP permission to include your name and contact name in the list. If you do not wish to be included in the list, email your exclusion request to by May 15, 2018.

OSAP takes photos during the course. By registering, you give OSAP permission to use any images taken at the course in which you appear, as well as any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.


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