About Us

Experts Collaborate to Advance Patient Safety

Infection control breaches and evidence of disease transmission in dental settings compelled OSAP, DANB, and the DALE Foundation to leverage each other’s core areas of expertise to better protect the public and oral healthcare community. OSAP is marshaling its expertise in dental infection control; DANB, in professional credentialing and national and international accreditation of certification programs to the NCCA and ISO/IEC 17024 Standard; and the DALE Foundation, in online education and research; collaborating to advance a major education and credentialing initiative for the profession and dental trade.

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.

The Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) is recognized by the American Dental Association (ADA) as the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB’s mission is to promote the public good by providing credentialing services to the dental community.

The Dental Advancement through Learning and Education Foundation (the DALE Foundation) is the official DANB affiliate. The DALE Foundation’s mission is to benefit the public by providing quality education and conducting sound research to promote oral health. The DALE Foundation is a nonprofit organization and was founded by DANB in 2010.

About the Steering Commission 

The OSAP-DANB-DALE Foundation Infection Control Certificate and Certification Steering Commission (ICCCSC) was established to promote the health and safety of the public and dental healthcare personnel. The commission provides guidance in the development and implementation of certificate and certification programs, in accordance with accreditation standards.

Founding Supporters

We salute the corporate and individual contributors who share our vision to educate and validate future infection preventionists for dentistry. Please join us in recognizing and thanking these generous supporters for providing the funding to develop and launch this comprehensive patient safety initiative.