The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) announced the launch of the Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety, an online peer-reviewed, professional journal. The journal will contain previously unpublished scholarly articles on clinical practice and education, and scholarly and secondary research related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings.

The Journal of Dental Infection Control and Safety is a multidisciplinary, international journal that invites submissions from authors in all relevant disciplines and settings. Current topics of interest to the journal include: evidence-based practice, new initiatives, outcomes research, patient engagement, infection prevention and control, international and multidisciplinary issues, regulatory issues affecting dental healthcare professionals, patient safety topics, resident engagement and satisfaction, implementation of new technologies and innovations, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Triple Aim, and issues confronted in clinical practice. Authors can submit manuscripts through the online portal at

J. Hudson Garrett Jr, PhD, MSN, MPH, will serve as editor-in-chief of the new publication. Garrett is an OSAP board member and is co-founder and president of Infection Prevention Institute Inc and global chief clinical officer of Pentax Medical-Hoya Corporation.

“The journal is a natural extension of our goal to develop the dental infection preventionists of the future. By mentoring new authors and encouraging current writers to focus on these important topics, we aim to significantly add to the amount of science-based content for dental clinicians, educators, and consultants,” said OSAP executive director Therese Long, MBA, CAE.

A special session will be held at the OSAP 2017 Conference in Atlanta on June 24, 2017, to discuss opportunities to contribute to the new journal.