OSAP and DANB Launch Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) Certification PDF Print Email
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Michelle Lee
(404) 789-3150
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April 5, 2022 (ATLANTA) — The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention (OSAP) and the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) have officially launched the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) certification program.

The CDIPC® certification is the first clinically focused dental infection control certification in the U.S. The exam is rigorous and requires demonstrating not only knowledge of infection control guidelines and standards, but also the analytical and critical-thinking skills to apply them in a variety of scenarios. Maintaining CDIPC® certification requires a commitment to lifelong learning and staying up to date on infection prevention and control knowledge.

Earning CDIPC® certification is a professional achievement that also benefits dental practices and their patients by ensuring precautions are taken to keep providers and patients safe. The CDIPC® certification mark is a signal to patients, employers, and colleagues of a commitment to ensuring safety in the dental practice.

“Already, more than 125 dental professionals have earned CDIPC® certification,” said DANB CEO Laura Skarnulis. “This distinction indicates that you are a leader in the field, with the most up-to-date knowledge in dental infection control, and can oversee and implement necessary protocols to protect your team and patients.”

“By earning CDIPC® certification, dental professionals are positioned to maintain safety in the dental practice – both today and in the future, as new threats may emerge and policies and guidelines continue to evolve,” said Michelle Lee, OSAP Executive Director.

Learn more about CDIPC® certification.

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™ possible 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 www.osap.org.

About DANB
The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) is the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB’s mission centers on public protection, which it fulfills by developing and administering credentials for oral health professionals. DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 37 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.