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If Saliva Were Red Training Video (DVD)

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Named for Dr. James Crawford's landmark 1970s study that confirmed the presence of contamination in the dental operatory, the OSAP-produced video training system "If Saliva Were Red" features an 8-minute video (on DVD) that uses real dental professionals to highlight:

  • common infection control and safety flaws,
  • the cross-contamination dental workers would see if saliva were red, and
  • how controlling contamination by using personal barrier protection, safe work practices, and effective infection control products, reduces the risk of exposure.

Produced without a voice track, the teaching method uses a DVD with visual rather than verbal cues to stress the need for procedure-specific infection control, making it a suitable training tool for classrooms and practices around the world, regardless of native language.

The teaching method also includes an 8-page companion bookHow to Tell the Story: A Trainer's Guide complements the DVD, providing educators, consultants, and in-practice instructors with visual cues and talking points from the DVD, answers to common questions, a checklist of the elements of a comprehensive dental personnel training program, and lists of web resources. Click HERE for educational objectives for the training video and click HERE for the course authors. Original release date 2003. Re-released in 2006, 2012 and 2013.

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Non Member Price: $105.00
Member Price: $90.00


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