The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) offers its training tool, If Saliva Were Red, on DVD. The program teaches proper infection-control technique through a graphic filmed demonstration in which the patient’s “saliva” contains red dye so that droplets, spray, and cross-contaminated surfaces can clearly be seen. The 8-minute program contains three filmed versions of the same dental procedure. For instructional purposes, the first two versions show the dental team making errors in proper infection-control technique. Viewers have an opportunity to spot the errors as part of the learning process. Finally, the procedure is filmed with the dental team using proper barrier protection.

For more information, contact OSAP.