Leaders in Dental Infection Control to Speak at “Boot Camp” Print


October 13, 2016 (ATLANTA) — The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), a growing community of clinicians, educators, policymakers, consultants, and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™ has announced the speakers for its 2017 Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ and the list includes some of the most respected names in the field. This year’s lecturers will include Drs. John Molinari, Shannon Mills, and Hudson Garrett, Eve Cuny MS, Kathy Eklund RDH MHP, and Karen Gregory RN, as well as experts from key federal agencies including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Air Force, and Veterans Administration.

The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp will be held January 9-11, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia. The “basic training” program will cover core infection prevention and safety fundamentals for dental practitioners, and offer up to 24 continuing education (CE) hours. Space is limited, so it is important to register early. A special early-bird registration discount is available until October 31, 2016.

The boot camp curriculum will include “boots on the ground” sessions that have small groups of participants rotating through a series of interactive sessions on hot topics in infection control. Participants will have the opportunity to try new products/procedures, ask questions relevant to their own settings, and experience entertaining educational displays such as “the operatory from Hell.”

The OSAP Boot Camp is a crucial building block for every dental professional with infection control responsibilities. The program features national and international experts in infection prevention and safety, presenting a fast-paced, comprehensive curriculum. Attendees receive an extensive resource binder, checklists, tools, and much more.

Although anyone involved with infection control in dentistry would benefit from this course, Boot Camp is targeted to dental personnel who desire a strong foundation in infection control, infection control coordinators, educators, compliance officers, federal service employees with infection control responsibilities, federally qualified health center personnel, consultants, and sales representatives.

For additional information, go to www.osap.org/page/2017bootcamp.

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.