The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) recently launched a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $1 million by 2008 to help improve the health and safety of 1,000,000 people in the dental community.

The campaign, titled “One million dollars…one million lives safer,” will provide critical funds that will allow OSAP to expand its programs, undertake new projects, and help dentistry address the rising threat from infectious disease.

The fundraising effort will help support important projects such as OSAP Infection Control and Safety Educational Materials for developing countries, a Needlestick Kit (in English and Spanish) to be provided to US dental-educational programs, and a recognized certification program for dental infection control and safety healthcare professionals that will ensure the safety of dental patients. To donate, call (800) 298-6727 or visit www.osap.org.