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OSAP 2018 Annual Conference Schedule




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Dental Safety: Innovate, Integrate and Motivate at the 2018 OSAP Annual Infection Prevention and Control Conference. You will leave with new information, resources and products to help you better address your infection prevention and safety challenges. You also will meet new colleagues who share your interest in this critically important topic area.

After attending the 2018 OSAP Annual Conference, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe current and emerging issues related to infection prevention and safety in oral healthcare settings; 
  2. List new resources, tools and networks to optimize compliance;
  3. Identify important attributes to develop and enhance global leadership for the optimal delivery of infection prevention and safety.

*Please note the conference courses, speakers or scheduling may be subject to change. 

Conference Schedule  

 THURSDAY, May 31    

8:00 am - 6:00 pm


Optional Pre-Conference Off-Site Workshop 8:30 - 11:30 am 
Note: Pre-registration and $20 fee required; limited seats available (30). 
Fee includes round-trip transportation from Fairmont Hotel to Texas A&M University College of Dentistry and a thumb-drive with the approved photos available for the participant to use for educational purposes.

What's Right With this Picture? Interactive Learning Session

Facilitator: Raghunath Puttaiah, BDS, MPH 
Audience: Educators, Consultants, Clinicians, Corporate


Demonstrate what you know and learn important new lessons about how to ensure the camera tells the right infection prevention story. Attendees will have an opportunity work through several scenarios to stage high quality infection prevention and control photographs during a visit to Texas A&M Dental School in Dallas. Note…it’s much harder than it looks! 


  1. Recognize commonly-overlooked infection control lapses chairside
  2. Discuss measures to control infection control and safety errors
  3. Collectively develop a digital checklist with video and still pictures discussing “what is right’

Pre-Conference Workshop II 1:00 - 2:30 pm 
Option A

Educators' Preconference: Assistance in Achieving Standard 5 Accreditation – A Peer to Peer Collaboration

Speaker: Cherri Kading RDH MS  
Audience: Educators 


The Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) is the only accrediting agency for dental, advanced dental and allied dental education programs recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE). Site visit evaluations are a part of the process to obtain in-depth information concerning all administrative and educational aspects of the program including federal and state regulations and infection control. In addition, the site visit permits a team of Commission-appointed peers to assess a program's compliance with the Accreditation Standards and with its own stated goals and objectives. Federal and state regulations and infection control.
This session will facilitate tips and lessons learned from schools that were successful in achieving accreditation and allows school representatives who will be embarking on this intensive exercise a “safe zone” to ask questions, share experiences and obtain moral support for the adventure. Plus attendees will leave with the key outcomes generated by the discussion to support future success. 


  1. Describe the key elements of Standard 5 
  2. Discuss a new framework for breaking down the sections in the standard to facilitate development of the narrative
  3. List several new approaches to handling previously reported challenges in meeting the standard


Option B
BUT, We Have Always Done It That Way

Speakers: Leann Keefer, RDH, MSM; Karen Gregory, RN 
Audience: Consultants 


Wondering if you have ever heard that response when presenting information? Unfortunately, there are times that this mindset keeps healthcare providers from moving forward to ensure both a safe patient experience and worker environment. Highlighted in the session are consistent areas of challenge that remain impacting the overall delivery of safe oral healthcare. Topics covered include:

  • This just doesn’t apply to me: OSHA, infection control
  • What is the acceptable minimum standard?
  • Instructions for Use
  • Inadequate resources for safety – human resources and infection control supplies
  • Proper instrument processing
  • Dental unit waterline treatment
  • Patient awareness of safety issues


  1. Discuss the importance of following applicable regulations, recommendations and manufacturer’s instructions for use.
  2. Recognize resources useful in training dental healthcare workers, evaluating compliance programs and product selection.

Option C

OSAP-DANB Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control™ - A Gamechanger for Ensuring the Safest Dental Visit

Speakers: Cynthia Durley, MEd, MBA; David Kierce
Audience: Manufacturers and Distributors


Research indicates that dental sales representatives are often relied upon to provide infection control education to clinicians. A synergistic collaboration between OSAP, DANB and the DALE Foundation has spurred development of a comprehensive education and credentialing initiative specifically targeted to those individuals who sell infection control products to the dental profession: Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control™ (DISIPC). The new DISIPC industry specialist program will educate and assess the infection control competency of dental sales, marketing and clinical training personnel to raise the bar on the quality and reliability of infection control information. This workshop will provide an overview of the initiative and tap into the specific needs of the dental trade to ensure that the final deliverables hit all the buttons to advance both patient safety and career success.


  1. Understand the professional landscape that formed the basis for the OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Collaboration and the many benefits of working together to deliver a recognized, accredited dental infection prevention and control education and credentialing initiative.
  2. Differentiate among credentialing terms and related credentials.
  3. Review and react to results of survey of OSAP Corporate members related to education of dental sales, marketing and clinical training personnel. 
  4. Describe a new dental infection control education and credentialing program being developed by the OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Collaboration for dental sales, marketing and clinical training personnel. 
  5. Provide input on communication and program development tools that are key to a successful dental infection prevention and control education and credentialing initiative. 
  6. Discuss next steps and determine how to be involved.


Forums 2:45 – 3:45 pm

Option A

Combined Educators' and Consultants Forum


Safety Protocols for Crisis Situations

Speaker: Terrance Hopkins

Audience: Educators and Consultants 


Workplace violence is violence or threat of violence against workers that can range from threats to physical assaults and acts of extreme violence.  Workplace violence is a growing concern for employers and employees nationwide.  This session will discuss workplace violence prevention programs and strategies to prevent and respond to violence situations in the workplace.    


  1. Describe how to recognize, avoid or diffuse potential violent situations 
  2.  Discuss strategies to assess and secure the workplace                              
  3. List components of a workplace violence prevention program   
  4. Discuss recommended actions before, during and after violent incidents.


Option B
Corporate Forum
Table Leaders
: Michele Junger, DDS, MPH; COL Kelli Mack; LT COL Kim Grady; Andrew Steen; Lauren Giles, RAC; Michele Lash (Facilitator) 

Audience: OSAP Corporate Members 


OSAP corporate members will have the opportunity for face time with representatives from CDC, FDA and USAF – Dental Evaluation and Consultation Service (DECS). During interactive round-table discussions, participants can pose their questions to CDC and FDA regarding regulations, guidance and recommendations on dental and/or medical products and devices.  Attendees will also learn about DECS and how to utilize this service to research products and equipment of interest. 


  1. Discuss the benefits of DECS (Air Force Dental Evaluation and Consultation Services) to research and review infection control related products and equipment 
  2. Describe the role of the FDA in ensuring safe medical (dental) devices 
  3. Discuss CDC Guidelines as they pertain to infection control related products, devices and equipment. 

OSAP Membership Meeting 4:00 – 5:00 pm


First Timers Orientation 5:00 – 6:00 pm


Wine & Cheese Reception with Exhibitors 5:00 – 7:00 pm

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 FRIDAY, JUNE 1                  

7:00 am – 5:30 pm

Coffee with Exhibitors 7:30 - 8:30 am
Silent Auction Bidding Starts 

Opening Ceremonies and Dr. John Zapp Global Infection Prevention Lecture  8:30 - 10:00 am

A Global Perspective on Infection Control: Infections Have No Boundaries

Speaker: Michael Bell, MD (CDC)
Audience: All 


Healthcare Associated Infections respect no boundaries, and as such ensuring safe, highly-reliable, and consistent care and reducing infection risk is critical to the oral healthcare community. Dr. Bell’s session will provide a more global perspective on CDC’s approach to reducing healthcare associated infections, building capacity for “Perfect Care for Every Patient”, and integrating CDC’s infection control interventions across the oral healthcare continuum of care. 


  1. Review the global implications of healthcare associated infections across the continuum of care
  2. Discuss the importance of Perfect Care for Every Patient
  3. Review innovative tools to decrease the risk for healthcare associated infections in oral healthcare globally 

Break  10:00 - 10:30 am


Regulatory Insights from FDA and OSHA 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Regulatory Insights from FDA and OSHA
Speakers: Andrew Steen & Lauren Giles, RAC (FDA): Sandra Boudloche (OSHA)

Audience: All 


While the OSAP community is well-versed on regulations, it is important to maintain close ties with federal agencies to appreciate the latest developments for infection prevention and safety compliance. The FDA will present updates in cleaning, disinfection and sterilization labeling and regulations. OSHA will also present updates of interest to the OSAP community as well as describe its regulatory agenda and what is on the horizon. Tips to prevent common errors the agency encounters when reviewing exposure control plans and hazard communication programs will also be discussed. Both agencies will share helpful resources and tools and answer audience questions for clarity and to advance the Safest Dental Visit.



  1. Understand labeling changes and validation review of cleaning, disinfection, and sterilization of dental devices
  2.  Describe regulatory updates at FDA
  3. Appreciate OSHA’s regulatory agenda and status
  4. List key resources available to infection preventionists from both FDA and OSHA


Box Lunch with Exhibitors 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Plenary Session  1:30 - 2:30 pm 

Implementing CDC’s New Core Practices for Infection Prevention and Control for Safe Healthcare Delivery

Speakers: Ruth Carrico, MSN, PhD, FSHEA; J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, MBA, FNP-BC, CSRN, VA-BC, GDCN, PLNC, AS-BC, IP-BC, CDONA, FACDONA, FAAPM, NREMT

Audience: All


Core practices are recommendations by CDC and considered standards of care and/or accepted practices to prevent infection in healthcare settings. These accepted practices are categorized as strong recommendations even when high-quality randomized controlled trials are not available to support them. This course will discuss CDC’s New Core practices for infection Prevention and strategies for implementation in the dental health care setting.


  1. Discuss the importance of leadership support and accountability in building a safer and more reliable healthcare delivery system 
  2. Review the CDC Core Infection Prevention and Control Practices for Safe Healthcare Delivery in all settings
  3. Create a robust action plan to meet the evidence-based recommendations for infection control to protect staff and patients
Break 2:30 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions
3:00 – 4:00 pm

Option A

Get Your Questions Answered (AAMI ST79 and Other Relevant AAMI Standards)

Speakers: Fiona Collins, BDS, MBA, MA; Shannon Mills, DDS

Audience: All


Description: The AAMI standards program consists of over 100 technical committees and working groups that produce standards, recommended practices and technical information reports for medical (dental) devices. This course will address relevant AAMI standards as they pertain to the delivery of safe dental care and 2017 updates to ANSI/AAMI ST79—the Comprehensive guide to steam sterilization.  In this interactive session, attendees will have the opportunity to discuss issues of concern or confusion and leave with a better appreciation of these important industry standards. 



  1. Discuss the roles of ANSI and AAMI in the dental profession
  2. Discuss relevant AAMI Standards to the delivery of safe dental care
  3. Describe 2017 updates to AAMI ST79 

Option B

Promoting a Culture of Safety in Your Oral Healthcare Setting

Speakers: Kandis Garland, RDH, MS

Audience: Clinicians, Educators and Consultants 


This presentation will review the safety culture history and literature, describe barriers and obstacles related to safety faced by dental team members and strategies that can be used to improve and maintain a culture of safety in their setting. Some suggested strategies include holding frequent infection prevention and safety training including open discussions related to standard operating procedures and policies, providing positive reinforcement or incentives when dental team members perform tasks safely, and developing a system of checks and balances.


  1. Define safety culture as it relates to dental practice/oral health care settings or organizations.
  2.  Discuss barriers in promoting a culture of safety. 
  3. Implement strategies to improve and maintain a culture of safety in the dental practice/oral health care setting. 

Option C

Shedding Light on a NEW Risk:  High Intensity Curing Lights and the Potential for Ocular Injuries

Speakers: James Mace, DDS

Audience: Clinicians and Educators


Recently, there have been dramatic increases in dental curing light intensities which have increased the ocular risks for dental workers using them. This presentation will review practices that can be implemented in the dental workplace to protect workers, and how to evaluate eye protection of any form to determine its effectiveness. 


  1. Describe the forms of ocular damage that can occur as a result of exposure to high intensity blue light
  2. Describe the types of eye protection available for use with dental curing lights, including their advantages and disadvantages
  3. Describe the risks to patients and workers if curing light users look away from the light to avoid blue light exposure
  4. List 3 workplace practices to help ensure the use of eye protection when using dental curing lights

Plenary Session  4:15 - 5:15 pm 

Late-Breaker on National Guidance

Speakers: Lauren Giles, RAC; Michele Junger, DDS, MPH; Andrew Steen
Reactors: Eve Cuny, MS; Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP

Audience: All


Description:  The speakers will present several updates:

  • Investigation of a mysterious cluster of what appear to be possible work-related illnesses and deaths among dental personnel at one VA hospital in Virginia. Eight dentists and one dental laboratory technician were diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis between 2000-2015.  Seven of the nine individuals have died from the illness.
  • Clarification about the guidance for reprocessing dental handpieces and associated attachments, including handpiece motors and reusable prophylaxis angles.
  • Discussion on how federal guidance can be incorporated into clinical practice.
  • Description of the ripple effect in the community following a major outbreak such as the waterline outbreaks of Mycobacterium abscessus in Jonesboro, GA and Anaheim, CA.

Real-time information, short and long-term impacts and the opportunity to engage in robust Q&A will make this an incredibly rich late-breaker experience.  



  1. Discuss etiology of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis and possible work-related hazards of dentistry
  2. Define CDC guidelines regarding sterilization of dental handpieces and associated attachments
  3. Describe the role of the FDA in ensuring medical devices such as handpieces are safe and efficacious and the manufacturer’s responsibilities for providing clear instructions for reprocessing.
  4. Describe the potential community impact of outbreaks

Reception and Live “Fun”d-raising Auction! 5:45 – 7:30 pm


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 SATURDAY, JUNE 2              

Registration  6:30 - 7:30 am


Early Bird Workshop 6:30 - 7:30 am
Dental Unit Waterlines -- Early-Bird Workshop on OSAP Position Paper 
Facilitators: Shannon Mills, DDS, Andrew Steen, Lauren Giles

Audience: All stakeholders of dental unit water quality 


OSAP concurs with the CDC and ADA recommendations on the use of coolant and irrigating solutions in dentistry and on the control of microbial contamination in dental unit waterlines. OSAP further urges dentists to take prudent measures to improve the quality of water used for dental treatment. This session is to engage OSAP constituencies in updating the OSAP Position Paper to reflect the advancements in science, policy and practice.



  1. Identify current evidence-based guidance and public policy related to dental water quality.  
  2. Discuss the final draft of the OSAP White Paper on Dental Water Quality which updates the earlier OSAP Dental Unit Waterlines Position Paper. 

Coffee with Exhibitors 7:00 - 8:00 am

Plenary Session: 8:00 - 9:00 am

Accreditation in an Increased Environment of Scrutiny - Implications for Dentistry
Speakers: Matthew Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS; Julie Lynch, MS, BSN, RN

Audience: All


Description: The dental profession is rapidly changing. One important trend of interest to infection preventionists is the rise of dental management companies and larger group practices.  The surging growth of dental management companies has resulted in positives including targeting the under-served populations with specialty services, real-time financial controls and reporting systems, staff training, best practices and managerial oversight. However, there is a corresponding lack of transparent business practices and increased public desire to see quality measures through a third-party validation process such as a national accreditation organization.

OSAP attendees will hear from both private- and public-sector representatives on the value of accreditation to small and large group practices. These two experts will demonstrate through their own experiences and proven tools how dentistry can master the challenges and maximize the opportunities inherent in operating in an increased environment of scrutiny.

 This presentation will overview accrediting organizations, discuss the move toward competency-based decision making and describe measures and tools ambulatory care facilities have used to raise their quality of practice leading to validation through accreditation. It also will cover challenges and opportunities for private practices to consider and what an accreditation timeline looks like. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of the impact and implications of accreditation for dentistry particularly related to infection prevention, control and patient and provider safety.



  1. Define the accrediting bodies and their role
  2. Identify tools to help prepare for accreditation
  3. Recognize the value of accreditation
Plenary Session: 9:00 - 10:00 am

Introducing a New Framework for Dental IC Education
Speakers: Kathy Eklund, RDH, MHP; Virginia Jorgenson, CDA, EFDA, EFODA, AAS
Audience: All 

In late 2013 through mid-2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention joined several national dental organizations, convening in response to a number of serious breaches in infection control protocol and established an Infection Control Consortium. The Consortium’s work was guided by the charge to provide a framework for infection control education of oral healthcare professionals responsible for performing and/or overseeing infection control procedures in oral healthcare settings. This presentation will describe the outcomes of the Consortium and present overarching core competencies and a framework for an infection control curriculum. 


  1. Articulate the dental profession’s consensus statement regarding infection control education
  2. List the overarching core competencies and broad learning objectives for dental infection control education
  3.  Describe how to obtain the list of essential elements for an infection control curriculum that is based on federal standards, regulations and evidence-based guidelines.
  4. Recognize how this initiative proactively addresses the national trend toward competency-based care as described in the 2018 OSAP plenary session, “Accreditation – A Glimpse into the Future of Dentistry.”

Break with Exhibitors 10:00-10:30 am

Silent Auction bidding Closes 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions 10:30–11:30 am

Option A
Sedation and Anesthesia Safety in Dentistry 
Speakers: Steven Yun, MD
Audience: Clinicians, Consultants, Educators 

The administration of sedation and anesthesia is an integral part of dental practice.  Anesthesia guidelines and regulations exist to assist dentists in the delivery of safe and effective care.  While bad outcomes and office disasters are rare, they continue to exist.  This lecture will review real-life examples from malpractice cases.  Common anesthesia myths and the importance of recognizing cognitive errors to avoid office disasters will be discussed.  Attendees will learn the importance of anesthesia policies and protocol as an essential component of a dental safety program.


  1. Identify several common anesthesia myths that may result in disaster
  2.  Describe common errors in judgement and decision-making skills of dental team members when confronted by crisis situations
  3.  Discuss strategies to prevent and treat an anesthesia crisis in the dental setting
Option B

Vaccination Compliance for Dental Personnel and the Anti-Vaccination Movement
Speakers: Jason Terk, MD
Audience: All 

Medical scholars have described vaccination as one of the top ten achievements of public health in the 20th century yet opposition to vaccination in some quarters and controversies arising from that opposition continue to unfold. This lecture will review the safety and efficacy of vaccinations and explore some of the deep-rooted perspectives (philosophical, political, and spiritual) that underlie vaccine opposition. 


  1. Discuss current vaccine recommendations for health care workers
  2. Identify common sources of hesitancy and resistance to recommended vaccinations
  3. Discuss trends in the anti-vaccination movement
  4. Discuss strategies to enhance vaccination compliance by dental personnel.

Lunch and Learn  11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Option A: Brain Dates 

Audience: All

While enjoying lunch, consider conversing with your colleagues about infection control or safety issues.  Whether you wish to delve deeper into topics you have recently learned about, have questions, are aficionados in these areas, find a table and gather with like-minded friends to participate in round-table discussion. Need an infection control break?  No worries, you may dine and/or network as you desire at “brain freeze” tables. 

Option B: New Dental Infection Control Journal Session 
So You Want to Become an Infection Control Author? Time to Publish!
Audience: Anyone interested in writing on infection control and safety topics

OSAP’s new “Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety” is the only journal in the world dedicated to promoting infection prevention and control and patient and provider safety in dentistry. The Journal has been accepted by the US Library of Congress with an ISSN number and has been approved by Scholastica, which indexes the journal and supports our online publication and peer review process. OSAP will be launching the new Journal in September as part of Dental Infection Control Awareness Month. If you have aspirations to be a published author in this field, plan to attend this lunch session to learn about expectations for authors and discuss potential topics you may want to pursue in time for the inaugural issue (or later issues!).  


  • Discuss the importance of the dissemination of evidence-based practices to reduce incidence of healthcare associated infections and adverse events
  • Review the critical elements of the peer review process for authors
  • Identify the principles of implementation science relative to infection control in oral health settings
  • Discuss potential topics being solicited for publication

Concurrent Sessions 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Option A
Integrating Radiation Safety into Your Dental Practice
Speakers: Juan F. Yepes, DDS, MD, MPH, MS, DrPH 
Audience: Clinicians 

This seminar will provide to the attendee the most up-date information of radiation safety in the dental office.  Basic concepts of radiation physics, radiation biology, and dosimetry will be explained in a clear and concise format.  The application of the basic concepts of radiation safety in a busy dental practice will be discussed in detail. The most effective ways to decrease the radiation dose in a dental office will be discussed with emphasis in the role of digital imaging, collimation, and the portable hand-held devices. 


  • Understand the basic concepts of radiation physics and radiation biology
  • Apply radiation dosimetry to the practice of dentistry
  • Describe the most effective ways to decrease the amount of radiation in the dental office
  • Discuss the periodicity of radiology exams in the dental office

Option B
Viral Information and Digital Pandemics: When Public Health and Worldwide Web Collide
peakers: Brittany Seymour DDS, MPH
Audience: All

Public health has encountered a new threat in recent years, digital pandemics: the far reaching rapid spread of scientifically inaccurate unrestricted health information across the internet. Today, one Facebook post can reach more people across more countries faster than nearly any other form of communication. Since three quarters of internet users seek health information online, public health experts are striving to better understand how today’s internet culture may be influencing health behaviors in unhealthy ways. How is modern information spread affecting people’s choices? Why does social sentiment seem to obscure the science? These questions set the foundation for our research. This presentation will assess the role that the online media ecosystem plays in creating, spreading, and reinforcing health information and misinformation. It will analyze how social communication theory and network science can support innovation and new online communication strategies for public health in a digital era.


  •  Define the concept of online communities/social networks and illustrate how they operate, through real public health case examples
  • Discuss the role that online social networks play in the dissemination of information (and misinformation)
  • Differentiate between broadcast diffusion and social diffusion of health messages through online media and assess the relationship between the two


Pecha Kucha   2:15-3:45 pm
Audience: All 
Fast-paced previews of new tools, trends and updates in infection prevention and safety followed by facilitated round-table discussions for a deeper dive into the topics of greatest interest to each attendee.
Topics include:

  1. Dental Infection Preventionists: the NEXT generation: Ernesto Lara, MS, PhD Candidate 
    Appreciate the motivations and unique skill sets that Generation X (Millennials) and Generation Z (Boomlets) can bring to advance dental infection prevention and control in the future.

  2. Opioid Safety:  Steven Yun MD
    Review the potential dangers in prescribing opioids, and practical safeguards dental practitioners can take to protect their patients from the adverse effects of opioid abuse.

  3. PreP: Helene Bednarsh, RDH, MPH
    Understand what you need to know about a biomedical tool used as a component of HIV prevention…because prevention matters.

  4.  Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis: Sanjay Chand MD
    Describe recent cluster of lung-related deaths of dental healthcare providers in Virginia. Could idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) caused by occupational exposure be the cause?

  5. Reaching the ICC in Private Practice:  Jackie Dorst, RDH 
    Understand the resources, leadership skills, training tools and benefits of professional development for the Infection control coordinator in private practice. 

Closing Plenary Lecture  4:00 - 5:00 pm
Innovate, Integrate and Motivate for the Safest Dental Visit: Perfect Care for Every Patient
Audience: All

Whether your dental setting is an educational institution, a small private practice or any other work environment, patient safety remains a top priority. The 2018 OSAP Annual Conference “capstone” will motivate dental infection preventionists with innovative strategies to achieve perfect care for every patient and provider.


  • Discuss the role of the three P’s in improving infection control efforts and achieving perfect care
  • Review the role of clinical innovation in achieving Perfect Care
  • Discuss the role of the Safest Dental Visit in ensuring safety of providers and patients 

Saturday Tour and Dinner 5:30 pm 
Dallas Cowboys Stadium VIP Tour and Dinner at the Stadium (pre-registration and fee required) or Evening on Own


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 SUNDAY, JUNE 3             

Workshop  8:00 - 9:30 am

Workshop to Advance Knowledge-Based Competency in Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Settings
Speakers: Cindy Durley, MEd, MBA 
Audience: All


Since the OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Infection Control Certificate/Certification Steering Commission (ICCCSC) first met in 2015, information about the progress of a comprehensive dental infection prevention and control education and credentialing initiative has been shared at each OSAP Annual Conference. Whether you are new to OSAP or a long-time member, whether you have attended these prior sessions or not, we encourage you to participate in this workshop to learn about the significant progress made, including recent educational deliverables, and contribute to completing this game-changing initiative for patient and provider safety.



  1. Understand the professional landscape that formed the basis for the OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Collaboration and the many benefits of working together to deliver a recognized, accredited dental infection prevention and control education and credentialing initiative.
  2. Differentiate among credentialing terms and related credentials.
  3.  Identify the specific education and credentialing programs being developed by this Collaboration.
  4. Provide input on communication and program development tools that are key to a successful dental infection prevention and control education and credentialing initiative.
  5. Discuss next steps and determine how to be involved.

Annual Conference Wrap-up 10:00 - 11:30 am

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Continuing Dental Education                       

OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

OSAP designates this activity for up to 20.5 continuing education credits.

Participants requesting professional continuing education credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend. To receive continuing education credit, participants must sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session), and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.


All participating faculty are expected to disclose to the audience any significant financial interest or other relationship with:

  1. the manufacturer of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in an educational presentation and
  2. any commercial supporters of the activity.

CE Disclaimer

The Scientific Program of the 2018 OSAP Annual Conference is planned and presented by the OSAP Educational Program Committee to provide attendees with a relevant and rewarding continuing educational experience. However, neither the content of a course nor the use of specific products in lectures or workshops should be construed as indicating endorsement or approval by OSAP of the views presented or the products used.

Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to present a balanced view of therapeutic options, use generic names of products whenever possible, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. Speakers and authors of CE activities are required to disclose to participants any financial, commercial, or promotional interest in a product or company that may influence their presentations. However, OSAP shall not be liable for a speaker's failure to disclose such interest.

Please be advised that courses, speakers or scheduling may change without notice.

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