The virtual event, scheduled for January, will provide a comprehensive review of the basics of dental infection prevention and control, but also address interim guidance and regulations related to the pandemic. 

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) opened registration for the 2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp. The course will take place virtually from January 25 to 28, 2021.

The 2021 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp will provide a comprehensive review of all the basics in dental infection prevention and control, including employee and patient safety. Due to the continued COVID-19 pandemic, the curriculum will also cover interim guidance and any related regulations. 

OSAP has designed this course for a range of professionals associated with the dental setting, including infection control coordinators and dental practice managers; educators/program directors; consultants/lecturers; military/federal service personnel; and sales representatives, customer service personnel, service technicians, and other professionals who work for the companies that manufacture or distribute products, equipment, or services to the dental profession. It is also designed for those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of the government, regulatory, accrediting, or public health authorities

“This year, participants will leave with a deeper understanding of Standard Precautions as addressed in guidance documents for dental providers published by CDC in 2003 and 2016 and the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Additionally, speakers will address the most up-to-date interim guidance and any related regulations in each topic area,” states OSAP Executive Director Michelle Lee, CPC. “The 2021 agenda includes several new sessions focusing on topics such as transmission-based precautions, optimization of PPE, and developing a respiratory protection program.”

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to describe disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral healthcare settings; identify relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices; and use quality assurance measures (eg, direct observation and feedback) to ensure accurate implementation of recommended infection control practices.

OSAP is offering an a 30% discount on registration fees now through December 1 at