The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) announced the winners of its I See IC Contest during a memorable red carpet event at the OSAP Symposium in Palm Springs, CA on June 13th. The landmark contest was designed to promote infection control and safety by inviting dental professionals to create attention-getting videos and photos. A DVD is being created that will include the finalists' entries and additional material.
The event began with all Symposium attendees entering the hall on a red carpet, with Lori Paulson of ADC and Eileen White of Advanstar acting as celebrity interviewers, and Kevin Henry of Pennwell and Mike Canham of Leslie Canham Seminars playing paparazzi. Andy Whitehead served as Master of Ceremonies, handing out the awards to the winners. The contest sponsors were A-dec, Biotrol, Crosstex, Dux Dental, Nitram Division of Sirona, PDI, SciCan, Septodont, Sullivan-Schein, and Sultan Healthcare.
Winners for the contest were:
• Best Comedy: "Beauty Pageant for Gloves," submitted by Leslie Canham
• Best Drama: "Infection Walks Loose," submitted by Joab Montes Garcidueñas
• Best Infection Control Message: "Proper Placement of PPE," submitted by Philip Kim and Jasrit Pahal
• Most Creative: "A Long Journey," submitted by Piedad Hernandez Ramirez
In addition, $1,000 grand prizes were given to the best video and the best still photo. The award for Best Overall Video went to "Are Both the Same," submitted by Rene Rodriguez Romero. The award for Best Still Photo went to: "Her Highness," submitted by Sharon Reams.
OSAP is the Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures. Founded in 1984, the non-profit association is dentistry's premier resource for infection control and safety information. Through its publications, courses, website, and worldwide collaborations, OSAP and the tax-exempt OSAP Foundation support education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide.