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Friends of OSAP gains new member

Jun 26, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention names L. Clifford McDonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA, as a new member.

Executive director, Schein, and Patterson among OSAP award recipients

Jun 15, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced its leadership awards during its annual symposium May 28-30 in Baltimore.

Leslie E. Grant, DDS

Leslie E. Grant named one of Maryland's Top 100 Women

Jun 11, 2015

Leslie E. Grant, DDS, MSPA, has been named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women by the Daily Record. The Daily Record began Maryland’s Top 100 Women in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievement by women demonstrated through professional accomplishments, community leadership, and mentoring. Dr. Grant works for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners and serves on the board of the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the advocate for The Safest Dental Visit.

Eye safety in dentistry by Peter Arsenault, DMD, MS, and Amad Tayebi, ScD, Esq.

Eye safety in dentistry

Apr 15, 2015

Authors Peter Arsenault, DMD, MS, and Amad Tayebi, ScD, Esq., discuss the inadequacy of the current dental mask and eyewear combination for protecting dental providers, as well as various types and sources of dental practice eye occupational hazards and the possible entry routes of dental debris toward practitioners’ eyes. The authors also present experimental work investigating the shortcomings of the current dental mask and eyewear combination for protecting dental providers’ eyes.

Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention

OSAP symposium to feature top infection control leaders

Apr 2, 2015

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention has announced the program for the 2015 OSAP Symposium: “Gain the Edge on Infection Control,” which will be held in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 28-30, 2015. The 2015 Symposium will open with a welcome from Katherine Weno, DDS, JD, director of the Division of Oral Health at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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.

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