The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) recently announced that L. Clifford McDonald, MD, FACP, FSHEA, has been named to Friends of OSAP. The Friends of OSAP is a select group of experts who focus on outreach to domestic and global public health communities. Honorary appointees come from diverse backgrounds and are leaders in their fields. OSAP works with them to integrate dental infection control and safety messages into broader-based health initiatives worldwide.

McDonald was OSAP’s 2015 Dr John S. Zapp Memorial Lecturer at the organization’s annual conference in late May. McDonald is the senior advisor for science and integrity in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He is the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed articles. His main focus is epidemiology and prevention of healthcare-associated infections, especially Clostridium difficile infections, and the prevention of antimicrobial resistance.

OSAP is a community of clinicians, educators, students, policy-makers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists, and toolkits to help dental professionals ensure that every visit is The Safest Dental Visit™ for patients and the dental team.