Dental Infection Control Education & CertificationWebsite Under Construction
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the Dental Auxiliary Learning and Education Foundation (the DALE Foundation) are collaborating on a multi-year dental infection control education and certification initiative. The initiative has established a standardized dental infection control educational program (OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control Certificate ProgramTM), with future plans to develop two professional certification programs, one with a clinical focus (Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and ControlTM [CDIPCTM]) and one with an industry (dental trade) focus (Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and ControlTM [DISIPCTM]). These collaborative initiatives advance the organizations’ missions of enhancing patient and practitioner safety.
Need for Standardized Education
- Press Release: Infection Control Consortium Supports Education to Advance Patient and Provider Safety
- Master Curriculum Elements: Work of the Dental Infection Control Consortium
Standardized Education (4-Step Certificate Program) and 2 Professional Certification Programs.
Roadmaps to Programs Linked Below
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is a growing community of clinicians, educators, researchers, and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP’s mission is to be the world’s leading provider of education that supports safe dental visits.