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Infection Control

Dental assistants: Did you know there is information out there just for you?

May 21, 2020
Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, reminds her fellow assistants that OSAP has many resources to help assistants in their important responsibility of infection control. While this has always been important, infection control is getting extra attention now..

OSAP, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, is an amazing organization that deals in nothing but dental office infection control. I found out about these helpful people three years ago, and I jumped right in.

This year they launched the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate Program. This is an excellent training tool, and successful completion provides you with a beautiful certificate to display to demonstrate your achievement! During this pandemic is a good time to be doing what you can to learn and grow in your profession. OSAP can help you do that. Check it out at dentalinfectioncontrol.org/education/.

They have also put together a wonderful toolkit to help you get organized at osap.org/page/CDC_Checklist_Toolkit.

Want more? Check out OSAP Infection Control Boot Camp or their annual conference at osap.org.

Now is the perfect time to check out OSAP, become a member, learn, grow, and be the best that you can be in your career!

Tija Hunter, CDA, EFDA, CDIA, CDSO, CDSH, MADAA, is the vice president of the American Dental Assistants Association (ADAA), where she holds the honor of Master. Hunter is the editor of Dental Assisting Digest and contributes to Dental Economics magazine. She is the director of the Dental Careers Institute, a dental assisting and dental continuing education program, and the author of seven continuing education study courses. She is an international speaker and a certified trainer in nitrous oxide in several states.