Federal dental services course deadline extended

Dec. 12, 2008
Course registration deadline now Jan. 2, 2009.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The United States Air Force and the Organization for Safety & Asepsis Procedures have extended to Jan. 2, 2009, the registration deadline for their 2009 Federal Dental Services Infection Control Training Course.

The course is being held from Jan. 12 to Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta-Ravinia Hotel in Atlanta, Ga. This four-day "train the trainer" course is recommended for anyone responsible for a dental facility's infection control and safety program.

The Federal Dental Services Infection Control Training Course offers a way for dental professionals to verify competency in dental infection control and safety principles.

The program will provide the latest information on the implementation and management of effective infection control and occupational health and safety programs for dental settings, emphasizing the infectious diseases and occupational risks associated with dentistry.

The program is geared to federal services dentists, hygienists, dental assistants, and laboratory technicians who have been assigned responsibilities in infection control and occupational health/safety, but is also applicable to large civilian dental practices, Health Maintenance Organizations, dental insurers, dental manufacturer sales/marketing staff, dental infection control consultants, faculty of dental schools, dental hygiene and dental assisting programs, and infection control nurses who work closely with dental clinics.

Attendees can receive up to 27 CE hours. OSAP and the USAF is an American Dental Association CERP recognized provider. These credits are also accepted by the Academy of General Dentistry.

For more information, visit the Web site at OSAP or call 800-298-OSAP (6727).

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