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OSAP 2020 Annual Conference







Due to the continuing impacts of COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Annual Conference and the pre-conference OSAP Basic Training – Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course. We were really looking forward to seeing you in Minneapolis; however, the health and safety of the dental community must come first. So, we’re going virtual! Although we can’t be together in person, we can join each other from the comfort of home for the first-ever OSAP Virtual Conference, August 13 – 15, 2020.



As we move to a completely online format, we look forward to offering you the same vibrant programming, impactful networking, and opportunities to reflect and connect over emerging and salient topics in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety. The virtual conference will include our regular offerings and opportunities for engagement, including plenary sessions, concurrent sessions, and space to connect with sponsors, exhibitors, and innovative thinkers in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety from across the globe. 

In addition to participating in the live event, which will offer CE credits, all registered participants will have access to on-demand recordings for one (1) year (Note: CE will not be available for watching the recordings).

We know that everyone in the dental community has been affected by COVID-19. With this in mind, OSAP is offering a 50% discount on registration fees to help make this important education accessible!

We hope that you will join us for this reimagined event and celebrate our collective resilience and dedication to forging connections without boundaries.

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After attending, 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 The Safest Dental VisitTM.


The target audience for the Annual Conference includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Clinicians
  • Educators
  • Infection Control Coordinators
  • Consultants and Lecturers
  • Compliance Officers of State Dental Boards
  • Risk Managers
  • Policy Makers
  • Sterilization Technicians
  • Hospitals and FQHCs with Dental Clinics
  • Companies Engaged in IC and Safety Products and Services



The Virtual Conference is scheduled for August 13 – 15, 2020. Each day, sessions will start at 10:00 AM EST and end around 5:30 PM EST. The sessions will be live streamed where you will have the ability to interact in real-time with the speakers for question/answer, and you will be able to earn CE credits for live participation. With your registration, you will also have access to on-demand recordings of the sessions for one (1) year  (Note: CE will not be available for watching the recordings).


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OSAP has decided not to host the Basic Training – Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course as a virtual conference. However, OSAP will be looking into offering some of the sessions as webinars spaced throughout the next couple of months. More details to come. 

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OSAP member registration fees apply to all membership levels above Basic. You must log into your OSAP account to receive the member rate.


 OSAP Member * Early-bird Rate
(by 7.17.20)
Regular Rate
(by 7.31.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 7.31.20)
 Virtual Conference $645 $325 $725 $365 $805 $405
 Virtual Conference - Additional Attendee $545 $275 $625 $315 $705 $355

*Those with Basic (online membership) will receive Non-Member pricing.


  • If you'd like to register as a student, please contact for the student rate.
  •  If you’d like to register a group of more than 10 people, please contact to discuss group pricing options.
Non-Member Early-bird Rate
(by 7.17.20)
Regular Rate
(by 7.31.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 7.31.20)
 Virtual Conference $800 $400 $880 $440 $960 $480
 Virtual Conference - Additional Attendee $700 $350 $780 $390 $860 $430


 To ensure we can accommodate your needs, please indicate your requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions, contact OSAP at

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On-demand recordings of sessions will be available for purchase after the 2020 OSAP Virtual Conference.

  • $99 - single session
  • $499 - full conference package

More details on how to purchase recordings will be available soon.

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For 2020, OSAP is inviting infection control clinicians, educators, and researchers from around the world and at all career stages to submit abstracts for poster presentations at our 2020 Annual Conference. 

Abstracts that are accepted for presentation at the OSAP Annual Conference may be published in a special issue of the OSAP Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety.

The application is now closed.

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The health and safety of our employees, participants, exhibitors, and guests is our top priority. Consistent with these values, OSAP has moved the in-person 2020 OSAP Annual Conference to a virtual platform taking place August 13 – 15, 2020. If you made a hotel reservation with Hyatt Regency Minneapolis, the hotel will cancel your reservation for you. If you have any additional questions regarding your reservation cancellation, please contact the hotel directly at (612) 370-1234.

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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.

Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at 

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between OSAP and CE Exchange.

Please email the OSAP office at or call +1 (410) 571-0003 if you wish to be in contact with the course author/creator(s) with any questions or for clarification of course concepts.


AGD Members: CE Exchange will submit attendance verification to the AGD on your behalf. Please allow at least 30 days for documentation of participation to be added to your transcript.

California Dental Board Registered Provider:

  • Provider ID #: RP4067
  • Valid Until: 02/28/2021

New York State Education Department Approved Provider:

  • Provider ID #: IC061
  • Valid Until: 02/28/2024

CDE CREDITS:  14.50 

EDUCATIONAL METHOD: Live activity - Lecture and discussion


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.

2020 OSAP Annual Conference Planning Committee Disclosures:

Susan P. Cottrell, RDH
Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Eve Cuny, MS (Conference Co-Chair)
University of the Pacific School of Dentistry
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Matt Deck
SUNY Buffalo Dental Medicine 
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Kathy Eklund, RDH, MPH
The Forsyth Institute
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

LCDR Matthew Ellis, MPH, CIC, REHS (Conference Co-Chair)
U.S./DHHS- Indian Health Service (IHS)
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

CAPT Ryan Fagan, MD, MPH&TM
Centers for Disease Control
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Ginny Jorgensen, CDA, EFDA
Portland Community College 
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Shannon Mills, DDS
Self-Employed Consultant
Disclosure: Peer review copy editor for Integrated Media Solutions 

Joyce Moore, RDH, BSDH, CRCST
Compass Dental Safety
Disclosure: Employer - Midmark Corporation, 3M

Patricia Podolak, DDS, MPH
Springhurst Associates, LLC.
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Doug Risk, DDS
Tidewater Dental
Disclosure: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Holly Way
Hu-Friedy Mfg, Co, LLC
Disclosure: Employer - Hu-Friedy Mfg, Co, LLC


The 2020 OSAP Annual Conference is planned and presented by the 2020 OSAP Annual Conference Planning 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, use images that have not been falsified or misrepresent the outcome of treatment, and refrain from marketing or promoting any products or commercial services. Speakers and authors are required to include peer-reviewed content supported by generally accepted scientific principles or methods that can be substantiated or supported with peer-reviewed scientific literature that is relevant and current. Speakers and authors must support clinical recommendations with references from the scientific literature, with a sound scientific basis, whenever possible. 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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Budgets are always top of mind and meeting participation is especially scrutinized to ensure the investment of time and money is worth the price. We've put together a letter to help participants prepare a thoughtful justification that clearly demonstrates the value of attending the 2020 OSAP Virtual Conference.

Download the justification letter.



If you have questions about the program, logistics, or registration:

  • Email:
  • Phone: +1 (410) 571-0003 | US & Canada: +1 (800) 298-6727
  • Mailing Address:  3525 Piedmont Road NE | Building 5, Ste 300 | Atlanta, GA 30305 | USA

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Any invoices for Annual Conference must be paid by July 31, 2020. Payment can be made immediately via credit card upon registration, or payment can be made by creating an invoice. The invoice can be paid via credit card or check. OSAP also accepts purchase orders.



All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by July 31, 2020. An 80% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by July 17, 2020. A 50% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between July 18, 2020, and July 31, 2020. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after July 31, 2020 . Submit all requests to OSAP via email at OSAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no-shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation/refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than July 31, 2020. After that time, no refund considerations will be made. 

Substitutions within this program are gladly accepted. A substitution of your full registration is permitted prior to the conference by submitting a written request to Onsite transfers are not permitted. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution before the change can be made. Badge sharing, splitting, and reprints are strictly prohibited. 

OSAP is not responsible for airfare, hotel, or other costs incurred by participants in the event of a program or registration cancellation. As added protection against unforeseen circumstances, OSAP suggests travel insurance.



No individual or entity may electronically record or broadcast any portion of an OSAP conference without prior written consent of the presenter(s). Unauthorized recording (audio, video, still photography, etc.) of presentations during sessions, posters, breakouts, etc., without the express written consent of individual presenter(s) is strictly prohibited. Individuals observed photographing or videotaping any presentation, in whole or part, will be removed from the conference, forfeiting the registration fee.



OSAP encourages the use of social media as a way of connecting with other attendees and expanding the reach of information presented at our meetings and conferences. If you plan on using social media to discuss the conference, please use the official hashtag (#OSAPAC2020). Note: Sharing specific presentations, posters, or slides is prohibited without the express written permission of the presenter(s).



OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the conference. By registering, you give OSAP permission to include your name and contact details on the attendance list. During the registration process, there is an option to opt-out of this attendance list. Alternatively, if you do not wish to be included on the attendance list, email your exclusion request to by July 31, 2020.

OSAP captures photos and videos during the conference. By registering, you grant OSAP full rights to use the images resulting from the photography and video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images, for the promotion of OSAP or its publications, fundraising, publicity, or other purposes. This may include (but is not limited to) the right to reuse in printed and online publicity, social media, and press releases. If you do not wish to be photographed or filmed, email your exclusion request to by July 31, 2020.

OSAP collects evaluations during and after the conference. By registering, you give OSAP permission to use any written comments you submit on evaluation forms.

OSAP’s Privacy Policy



OSAP’s Code of Conduct, outlines OSAP’s expectations for anyone attending or contributing to an OSAP meeting or educational activity, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. If you are the subject of unacceptable behavior or have witnessed any such behavior during conference events, please contact Michelle Lee, OSAP’s Executive Director at M +1 404-944-4824 or

OSAP’s Code of Conduct



OSAP welcomes members of the press to write about educational content presented at our 2020 OSAP Virtual Conference. Complimentary registration is provided to approved members of the press to allow them to attend sessions this year in a virtual environment. All members of the press interested in attending this year’s Virtual Conference should contact OSAP staff at by Friday, July 31Please read all policies and guidelines before reaching out to OSAP staff.

Press Policies and Procedures


Each year, OSAP recognizes those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of dental infection prevention and safety. Nominate a colleague today for the 2020 OSAP Leadership Awards. The nomination deadline is Friday, June 11The final selection for all awards is made by the OSAP Board of Directors. Awardees will be recognized at the OSAP Virtual Conference on August 13 – 15, 2020.

Nominations are now closed.


The presented awards are:


This award, named in honor of one of the founding fathers of dental infection control, recognizes lifetime achievement in the field. Nominees must have made major contributions in science, education, or public policy related to OSAP’s core competencies of infection control and patient and provider safety.


This award is named after one of the founding members of OSAP and  celebrates  superior  service to the organization recognizing either continuous contributions over  period of time or singular accomplishments. The nominee’s efforts must have resulted in tangible benefits to the continuing advancement of OSAP’s  mission to be the leading provider of infection prevention and control education, training, and credentialing that supports safe dental visits.


The goal for the Emerging Leaders Award is to help develop and promote the next  generation of stars in the field of dental infection prevention and safety by identifying outstanding new infection control advocates. Nominees can be clinicians,  educators, consultants, students, or members of the dental trade.


Learn more about the OSAP Leadership Awards


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