OSAP Releases Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety PDF Print Email


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November 19, 2018 (ATLANTA) — The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a community of clinicians, educators, consultants, researchers, and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™, has launched the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety, an online, peer-reviewed, professional journal. The inaugural issue features OSAP's white paper on dental unit waterlines that offers guidance to manufacturers and clinicians as well as recommendations for voluntary consensus standards.

Dr. J. Hudson Garrett Jr., Editor in Chief, OSAP board member, co-founder, and president of the nonprofit Infection Prevention Institute, writes, “The Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety is the industry’s premier peer-reviewed publication that addresses the infection control and safety challenges in oral healthcare across the continuum of care.”

“The journal,” he continues, “is open to all healthcare professionals that are interested in advancing evidence-based practice, reducing healthcare-associated infections, and improving safety for both the dental healthcare team and the patient. The journal is a must-have to ensuring compliance with regulatory, clinical standards, and accreditation requirements in the oral healthcare setting, and is a source of dissemination of clinical best practices.”

About the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety

The Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety is a multidisciplinary, international journal that invites submissions from authors in all relevant disciplines and settings. Current topics of interest to the journal include evidence-based practice, new initiatives, outcomes research, patient engagement, infection prevention and control, international and multidisciplinary issues, regulatory issues affecting dental healthcare professionals, patient safety topics, resident engagement and satisfaction, implementation of new technologies and innovations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim, and issues confronted in clinical practice.

Authors can submit manuscripts through the online portal found at osapjdics.scholasticahq.com.

About OSAP

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is the only dental membership association solely focused on infection prevention and patient safety education. Our members include individual clinicians, group practices, educators, researchers, consultants, trainers, compliance directors, policymakers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists, and toolkits that help dental professionals deliver the Safest Dental Visit for their patients. Plus, online and live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team. For additional information, visit osap.org.