Print Page   |   Contact Us   |   Your Cart   |   Sign In
Sign In

Breaking News

The upcoming calendar is currently empty.

Click here to view past events and photos »

Online Store: Bookstore
Main Storefront

From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the CDC Guidelines (2019 Edition)

Item Options
Sign in for your pricing!
Price: $175.00
Quantity: *

From Policy to Practice: OSAP's Guide to the CDC Guidelines (2019 Edition)


Preview the first chapter HERE!


This comprehensive workbook reflects both the recommendations from the CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings-2003 and the 2016 Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings: Basic Expectations for Safe Care. Although the CDC guidelines are comprehensive, they describe only what dental health care personnel (DHCP) should do, not how they should do it. This workbook will help you understand and implement the CDC guidelines into practice in your own setting.


Each chapter of the workbook contains practical, how-to instructions, charts and checklists, pictures and captions, answers to common questions, and guidance for making sound clinical judgments. 


Learning Objectives

  1. Apply CDC dental infection prevention and control guidelines in site-specific dental healthcare setting
  2. Describe prevention activities related to specific dental infection prevention and control recommendations
  3. Describe how microorganisms may be spread in a dental healthcare setting.


After complete review of the workbook, you are eligible to take an online assessment to earn ten (10) hours of continuing education (CE) credit. The inside cover of each workbook contains instructions on how to access the assessment, utilizing a unique access code. 


You will have two attempts to pass the assessment with a 70%. You will receive your pass or fail result immediately after completing the assessment. After taking the assessment your score and documentation of completion will be emailed to the valid email address
you provided at the beginning of the assessment. 


Note: You can only successfully complete the assessment once. You may not repeat it in a subsequent year for additional CE credits.

Successful completion of the workbook and 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

To learn more visit:


Price (includes assessment):     

$105   Members (Note: members must be logged in to OSAP website to obtain member pricing)

$175   Nonmembers


Course Details


Educational Method: Self-Instruction

Estimated time to review workbook: 10 hours

Post-course assessment: 100 questions

Compatibility:  Workbook (hard-copy), Assessment (Desktop, laptop and tablet)

IBSN-13: 978-0-9752519-2-8


2019 Content Review Team


Kathy J. Eklund, RDH, MHP

Director of Occupational Health and Safety
The Forsyth Institute

Disclosure: Other Financial or Material Support-  Royalties OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System 

Shellie Kolavic Gray, DMD, MPH
Consultant - Atlanta, GA
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Ashley MacDermott, MPH, CHES

Director of Education
Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)
Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

Chris H. Miller, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Microbiology
Executive Associate Dean Emeritus
Associate Dean Emeritus for Academic Affairs and for Graduate Education
Indiana University School of Dentistry

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships to disclose


Course Credentials


Original Release Date: June 2004

Review Date: August 2019
Expiration Date: August 2022


See info about the OSAP Store Policy.

OSAP is an ADA CERP Recognized 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 self-instruction activity for 10 continuing education credits.

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 central 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 or for technical assistance in completing the online educational program.All participants assume individual responsibility for providing evidence of contact hours of continuing education to the appropriate authorities and for the maintenance of their individual records.

All participating authors 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 activity and
  2. any commercial supporters of the activity.


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. 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. Authors must support clinical recommendations with references from the scientific literature, with a sound scientific basis, whenever possible. 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 participation.

OSAP Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Please notify our webmaster of any problems with this website.
OSAP thanks its Super Sponsors for their support in 2020. Sponsorship does not imply endorsement by OSAP of a company's products or services.

Benco Dental Darby Dental Supply