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2016 Annual Conf Certification Workshop

OSAP 2016 Annual Conference - Leading the Way to the Safest Dental Visitâ„¢

TITLE    Certifying Dental Infection Preventionists



Employing a flipped-classroom format, certification expert Cindy Durley will highlight the key differences between Assessment-Based Certificates (ABC programs) and Professional Certification programs, and how digital badging may be used for additional professional recognition. Ms. Durley also will inform the audience about a new OSAP/DANB initiative designed to advance dental safety. This session will provide a unique opportunity to weigh-in on important strategic issues and appreciate the anticipated timeframe in bringing a professional credentialing program to market, developed with national third-party accreditation in mind.




 Cynthia Durley MEd, MBA





After attending this program, participants should be able to:

  • Differentiate among credentialing terms.
  • Describe digital badging and its emerging role in professional recognition.

  • Discuss the purpose of an assessment-based certificate program and of a professional certification program in Dental Infection Prevention. 

  • Understand at a high level the steps and timeframes related to development of an ABC program and a professional certification program.



Please review prior to session:

Certificate Program VS Prof Certification

Credentialing Terms and Definitions

Digital Badging Articles


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