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Nominations open for infection control leadership awards

Mar 12, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is seeking nominations for three leadership awards, which will be presented during the OSAP Annual Infection Control Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 28-30, 2015. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 24.

OSAP calls for abstracts

Mar 11, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention announces a call for research and best practice abstracts to be presented during the OSAP Annual Infection Control Symposium.

OSAP and ICD to collaborate on infection prevention and safety practices

Feb 23, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis, and Prevention and the International College of Dentists sign a memorandum of understanding outlining a formal collaboration between the two organizations.

Crosstex International helps fund new research into rare women’s cancers

Feb 18, 2015

Crosstex International donates proceeds from its Pink with a Purpose campaign to New York’s Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

Survey shows 75% of parents miss key health milestone of taking children to dentist by age one

Feb 13, 2015

Survey highlights patients’ attitudes toward dentistry and concerns about infection control.

Crosstex issues 'Face to Face' challenge for dental exam masks

Feb 10, 2015

Crosstex International, Inc., unveiled its “Secure Fit Face-to-Face Challenge.”

Measles: Resources for dental professionals

Feb 4, 2015

With the news media closely monitoring the reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the outbreak of measles in the United States (more than 100 cases as of this date), dental professionals may require the need for more information regarding cross-contamination issues.

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP)

Infection control symposium scheduled

Feb 2, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) has announced that registration is now open for the 2015 OSAP Symposium, “Infection Control — Gaining the Edge.” The Symposium will be held May 28-30 in Baltimore, Maryland, at the Hyatt Regency on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Attendees who register early receive a significant discount.

OSAP boot camp sets records

Jan 28, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention has reported that its 2015 Infection Control “Boot Camp” set records for attendance, speakers, content, and exhibitors. The annual OSAP Boot Camp is a core educational course covering all the basics in infection prevention and safety. This year’s boot camp was held Jan. 12-14, 2015, in Atlanta, Georgia, a site chosen for its proximity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

OSAP expands, adds office in Atlanta

Jan 26, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announces it has added an office in Atlanta, Georgia. The organization, which is a leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral health care, has opened the new office to expand its operations and provide easier access to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the agency charged with health security in the U.S., and the nation’s source for science-based information on global health threats, disease tracking, infection control guidelines, and public health protection.

Tray lid with secure seal from Dux Dental provides infection control protection

Dec 9, 2014

Dux Dental releases transparent tray cover with a secure seal for infection control.

Ebola: Dental professionals need to be prepared for all emerging diseases

Oct 17, 2014

In order to empower each of us to serve dental patients, and yet keep the public and your staff safe from the Ebola virus, we have to be prepared for changes.

ADA issues Ebola advisory for dentists, dental practices

Oct 17, 2014

The ADA issues new guidelines on the Ebola virus.

Help raise awareness for Global Handwashing Day!

Oct 7, 2014

Global Handwashing Day helps raise awareness of the need for proper hand hygiene around the world.

AAAASF provides outpatient facilities with Ebola checklist

Oct 7, 2014

AAAASF provides a facility preparedness checklist for Ebola, as well as facts about the virus in the United States.

Ebola virus: Serving others where Ebola is present

Oct 1, 2014

However, if a person has early symptoms of Ebola and there is reason to believe that Ebola should be considered, the patient should be isolated and public health professionals notified.

New hand hygiene guidance supports efficacy of alcohol-based hand wipes

Sep 24, 2014

PDI Sani-Hands Instant Hand Sanitizing Wipes provide clinical efficacy as well as convenience for health-care workers and patients.

Antibiotics losing effectiveness around the globe

Sep 2, 2014

Maria Perno Goldie, RDH, MS, discusses a recent World Health Organization (WHO) report on antibiotic resistance around the globe.

Treating HIV/AIDS population: What you need to know

Jun 24, 2014

For the past three years, I have been employed at a federally qualified health center where we treat a large population of HIV/AIDS patients. Prior to employment at the FQHC, I had little education on how to treat patients that are immune compromised. I hope this information will be useful to any hygienist who is thinking of working in a public health setting, those who are currently working in a health setting, or fellow hygienists in the private sector who may have little experience with treating these patients.

Crosstex launches educational YouTube channel for infection control professionals

Jun 20, 2014

Crosstex International launches its new YouTube channel, Crosstex Protests, which will showcase educational videos that feature sterilization procedures, product usage tutorials, and information about compliance requirement updates.

MERS CoV and Dentistry

May 20, 2014

Understanding and comprehending the nature of a disease are essential parts of any infection control program. One disease that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) wants all health care providers to be aware of and stay up to date on is call Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV).

OSAP and Henry Schein Partner to Raise Awareness for Safer Dentistry

May 9, 2014

OSAP and Henry Schein partner to raise awareness for safer dentistry.

Nasseo nanotube implant technology

Nasseo prepares for multiple clinical studies on its titanium nanotube dental implant

May 2, 2014

Nasseo prepares for clinical studies of its nanotech dental implant.

Midmark announces 2014 dental sterilizer promotion and partnership with Crosstex

Apr 24, 2014

Midmark Corporation recently announced the 2014 Dental Sterilizer Promotion and partnership with Crosstex®, which runs until June 30, 2014. The promotion offers dentists a holistic instrument processing solution with top-quality products and rebates ranging from $300 to $700, while also providing education, via the Crosstex Compliance Essentials Kit and CE course, on proper sterilization and patient safety. For each eligible Midmark sterilizer purchased during the promotion, along with a sterilizer donation to Direct Reliefl®, the customer will receive an additional $200 rebate.

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