The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) and the International College of Dentists (ICD) have signed a 3-year memorandum of understanding that outlines their formal collaboration. Their goal is to enhance dental infection prevention and safety practices worldwide to protect both patients and healthcare workers from infectious diseases and other hazards encountered during the provision of oral healthcare.

The collaboration between OSAP and ICD will include organizational linkages (such as mutual conference participation and linking website content); education and training (such as sharing resources, possible collaboration on a joint update of OSAP’s Guide for Safety and Infection Control for Oral Healthcare Missions, and the development of global regional infection control training programs); and partnering on other relevant matters.