PDA meeting to coincide with OSAP symposium

Jan. 30, 2009
PDA conference will feature sessions presented by some of the nation's best educators, geared to the dental assistant.

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland--The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures has announced that the Professional Dental Assisting Conference will be held concurrently with the 2009 OSAP Symposium June 11-14 at the Marriott Legacy Park in Plano, Texas.

The PDA conference will feature sessions presented by some of the nation's best educators, geared to the dental assistant.

The PDA conference provides professional development and continuing education opportunities in conjunction with the American Dental Assistants Association and supported by the Dental Assisting National Board. It also provides a chance to network with other dental assistants and experts from around the country.

These benefits will be broadened this year by the meeting's proximity to the conference on dental safety and infection control: the OSAP Symposium. The collaboration offers benefits to the attendees of both conferences.

The OSAP Symposium is designed for infection control and safety instructors, lecturers, authors, and consultants, researchers, dentists, hygienists, assistants, lab technicians, nurses in dental clinics, and dental sales and marketing personnel.

During the meeting, leading experts on infection control and occupational health and safety share information of concern to those involved in dentistry.

PDA attendees will attend sessions, specific to the needs and interests of dental assistants. But there will be several opportunities to take advantage of OSAP symposium activities, such as the kickoff address by infection control expert Dr. John Molinari, social events (including an auction of vacations, jewelry, and other items).

The exhibit hall will feature products that address today's practice challenges from the leading manufacturers of infection control and safety products.

The PDA-OSAP collaboration results from a synergy since dental assistants play a key role in maintaining proper infection-control practices in the operatory.

For more information or to register about the PDA Conference or the OSAP Symposium, go to OSAP or call 1-800-298-OSAP (6727). Check the Web site often for additional details.

To read more about OSAP, go to OSAP.

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