OSAP and Henry Schein Partner to Raise Awareness for Safer Dentistry PDF Print Email


May 9, 2014 (ANNAPOLIS) — Celebrating 30 years of commitment to the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced that it has partnered with Henry Schein Dental, the U.S. dental business of Henry Schein, Inc., to help raise awareness about patient safety through infection control. During the month of May, Henry Schein will feature highlights of OSAP’s SafestDentalVisit™ campaign in a sales promotion, and the company will donate a portion of sales from selected infection control products to the OSAP Foundation.

The SafestDentalVisit campaign, an education program that addresses patient safety, the practice environment and behavior change, includes practice training resources, such as the newly released publication “Infection Control in Practice Team Huddle™ — Interactive Guides for Staff Meetings.”

“It is very generous of Henry Schein to offer OSAP the opportunity for a second consecutive year to be featured in a special promotion that not only raises awareness about the importance of patient safety, but also raises money to help fund the development of innovative education tools that help reduce risk in dentistry,” said Therese Long, OSAP executive director. “We thank Henry Schein and the 14 companies participating in the sales promotion for their commitment to OSAP’s advocacy for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care. Through the support of our corporate partners and the profession, OSAP will continue to ramp up its ability to help translate policy into practical and user-friendly compliance tools. We encourage dental practices to participate in this important promotion.”

Companies participating in Henry Schein’s May promotion include OSAP’s newest Super Sponsor, Midmark; Super Sponsors Air Techniques, Clorox Healthcare, Crosstex, Hu-Friedy, Kerr TotalCare, SciCan and Sultan Healthcare; and Corporate Members Biotrol, DentaPure, Miele, Palmero Health Care, ProEdge Dental and Sunstar Americas. Henry Schein customers can access the special promotion by viewing pages 32-37 of the virtual May sales flyer (http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/henryschein/dentalsalesflyer_201405/#/34). The May sales flyer will also be mailed to customers.

“Henry Schein has long been a strong proponent of infection control in oral health care, and we have been honored to partner with OSAP since the organization’s inception in 1984,” said Tim Sullivan, president of Henry Schein Dental, North America. “It is a privilege for Henry Schein to support OSAP in its invaluable efforts to develop infection control tools to keep oral health care safe, and to build a robust community of stakeholders who are actively engaged in these issues around the globe. We look forward to continuing to partner to ‘help health happen’ for many years to come.”

Those interested in the latest infection control information, guidelines, regulatory changes and resources are invited to attend OSAP’s 30th anniversary infection prevention and safety symposium in Minneapolis, Minn., June 5-8, http://www.osap.org/?page=2014SympMain, and visit www.OSAP.org for additional compliance tools.

About OSAP

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is the world’s leading membership association exclusively dedicated to preventing disease transmission and ensuring the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care for all. As a nonprofit organization, OSAP helps dental practitioners close the gap between policy and practice. Its members include dental and other health care professionals, consultants, researchers and nongovernmental organizations, manufacturing and distribution companies, policymakers and academia. For more information, visit www.OSAP.org.