More than 20 global leaders now Friends of OSAP

Oct. 21, 2008
Addition of Drs. Leslie E. Grant and Dominick P. DePaola brings total to 21.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures' Friends organization, Friends of OSAP, recently added Drs. Leslie E. Grant and Dominick P. DePaola to its leadership rolls.

OSAP Friends, now numbering 21, helps integrate dental infection control and safety messages into related health issues for professional audiences worldwide. Appointees serve as a creative source for collaborative initiatives that sustain and advance safety and health worldwide.

The two new members add to the exceptional experience and networking abilities that help the Friends broaden the reach of OSAP.

Dr. DePaola has held faculty positions at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University, Fairleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the Baylor College of Dentistry and Harvard School of Dental Medicine/Harvard Medical School. He has recently retired from the position of President and CEO of The Forsyth Institute in Boston, Massachusetts, and has been named President Emeritus of Forsyth by the Board of Trustees.

Currently, Dr. DePaola is Professor of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine in Boston and Professor and Director of Special Projects at Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale.

Dr. Leslie E. Grant served as the 82nd President of the National Dental Association in 2006. Her interest in dentistry evolved from her work as a speech and language pathologist working with severely physically handicapped youngsters who experienced significant feeding difficulties. During her presidency with the NDA, the association's theme was "Committed to Health Equity Through Unity and Collaboration."

Dr. Grant owns a dental practice in Baltimore City, and provided school-based public health services with the city's health department for seven years. She is currently the Dental Compliance Officer for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners. Dr. Grant has reached out to corporate entities, legislators, organizational and community leaders, and national policy makers to "raise the level of understanding of the sad state of access to oral health care in our country."

For a complete listing of OSAP Friends and to learn more about this authoritative group, visit OSAP.

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