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OSAP 2020 Annual Conference






The OSAP Annual Conference brings together the most innovative thinkers in dental infection prevention, occupational health, and patient safety. The 2020 program will cover a wide variety of topics relevant to dental infection control including evolving guidance, compliance, and emerging infection prevention and safety issues. Topical and authoritative information will be provided on the most relevant science, policies, procedures, and resources for patient and provider infection control and safety.


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 Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) with Dental Clinics
  • Companies Engaged in Infection Control and Safety Products and Services


The Annual Conference will start in the afternoon on Monday, August 31 and run through the evening of Wednesday, September 2.

  • Monday, August 31 all participants who are registered  for the Annual Conference are invited to attend the Welcome Dinner and Networking event. 
  • Wednesday, September 2 participants are encouraged to register for the Wednesday Night Social - Private Lake Cruise for an additional fee. 

The Annual Conference agenda is currently under-construction. 

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The Basic Training – Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course is a 1.5-day, pre-conference course. This intense, fast-paced course is presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety. Basic Training is a fundamental level course will provide a comprehensive review of the basics in dental infection control.

Participants will leave with new information and resources to help them better address their infection prevention and safety challenges. Participants also will meet new colleagues who share your interest in this critically important topic area.

This course offers 11 hours of CE credit plus a copy of the newly updated OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System – 6th Edition  workbook ($175 value), checklists, tools, and much more.

Successful completion of the Interact workbook and corresponding assessment counts toward the education requirements for two certifications:

  • OSAP-DANB Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and ControlTM (CDIPCTM) - A clinically focused professional certification
  • OSAP-DANB Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and ControlTM (DISIPCTM) - An industry (dental trade)-focused professional certification

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After attending, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral health care settings
  2. Identify relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards and best practices
  3. Use quality assurance measures (e.g., direct observation and feedback) to ensure accurate implementation of recommended infection control practices


The target audience for the Basic Training – Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course includes, but is not limited to: 

  • Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs)
  • IHS/Tribal Health Organizations (including Tribal Urban Clinics)
  • Public Health
  • Others

The Basic Training: Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course agenda is currently under-construction.

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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. Please note:
  • Welcome Dinner:
    • Included in the Annual Conference ONLY and Basic Training + Annual Conference registration fee.
    • Not included in Basic Training - Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course ONLY.
    • Guest tickets can be purchased.
 OSAP Member * Early-bird Rate
(by 7.17.20)
Regular Rate
(by 8.17.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 8.17.20)
 Annual Conference ONLY  $645 $725 $805
 Annual Conference ONLY - Additional Attendee $545 $625   $705
 Basic Training: Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course ONLY   $375 $375  $375 
 Basic Training + Annual Conference   $845 $845  $845 
 Welcome Dinner - Additional Guest (per person) $100 $100 $100
 Wednesday Night Social - Private Lake Cruise (per person) $100 $100   $100

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

Note: Students please contact OSAP for the student rate.

Non-Member Early-bird Rate
(by 7.17.20)
Regular Rate
(by 8.17.20)
On-Site Rate
(after 8.17.20)
Annual Conference ONLY $800 $880 $960
Annual Conference ONLY - Additional Attendee $700 $780 $860
 Basic Training: Dental Infection Prevention and Safety Course ONLY $375   $375 $375 
 Basic Training + Annual Conference $845   $845 $845 
 Welcome Dinner - Additional Guest (per person) $100 $100 $100
 Wednesday Night Social - Private Lake Cruise (per person)  $100  $100 $100


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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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 2020 OSAP Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 31 - September 2, 2020. Located on Nicollet Mall in the heart of the downtown business district, the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis provides spectacular views of the city skyline, skyway connection to Minneapolis Convention Center, and convenient access to the light rail system. In addition to the 644 guest rooms, the hotel features an indoor heated pool, a 32,000 sq.ft. Hyatt StayFit gym, jogging paths and bicycle trails. 

Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
1300 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55403

The group room rate is $179.00 plus tax (currently at 21.525%) for single/double occupancy per night.

A limited number of Per Diem rate rooms are available for government employees as well. Government employees will need to show their government ID at check-in with the front desk. If an attendee cannot provide their government ID, the rate will be changed to the group rate. To reserve a room at the government Per Diem rate, please call the hotel at the number below. The group rate will be offered three days pre and post event dates, based on availability. 



To book your room, please visit

To book your room at the government rate, please visit



The guest room reservation deadline is Friday, August 7, 2020 or until the room block is filled (whichever comes first). Please be sure to make your reservations early to ensure availability. 


The Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is located 12 miles from the Minneapolis-St.Paul International Airport (MSP).


Parking is available at the hotel with the following rates:

  • Self-Parking: $29/Daily
  • Valet-Parking: $39/Daily


Average Minneapolis temperatures in late May range from low 50’s to mid 70’s.

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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  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.

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.

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
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
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 Associations, 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 2019 OSAP Annual Conference is planned and presented by the 2019 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 attendance 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 Annual Conference.

Download the OSAP Annual Conference 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 August 17, 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 August 17, 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 August 17, 2020. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after August 17, 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 August 17, 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.


OSAP offers registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the course. 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 August 17, 2020.

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