OSAP assists ASTDD

Nov. 2, 2010
Effort aimed to integrate infection prevention and safety resources as well as policies into state oral health programs.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention is assisting the Association of State and Territorial Dental Directors in incorporating infection prevention and control efforts, as well as patient and staff safety into state oral health program activities.

“Several recent reports of actual and potential cross-contamination in dental settings underscore the need for strong, integrated infection prevention policies and continuous vigilance,” Therese Long, OSAP executive director, said. “As the leading non-governmental organization focusing exclusively on infection prevention and safety programs for dentistry, OSAP is uniquely positioned to partner with ASTDD in this important endeavor.”

These efforts are supported through a cooperative agreement ASTDD has with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

For more information, visit www.ASTDD.org and www.OSAP.org.

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