Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control™

If there was an independent certification that I could earn so my customers would see the value of my knowledge regardless of the fact that I work for a specific company, I believe they would reach out to me on a more regular basis.

Anonymous respondent

From dental infection control survey conducted December 2016

Build your infection control expertise and elevate your career!

The OSAP-DANB Dental Industry Specialist in Infection Prevention and Control™ (DISIPC™) certification program is intended for dental practice managers; 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; and those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of government, regulatory, accrediting or public health authorities. ​The DISIPC certification exam will be available in late 2021.

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Did you know?

According to a recent infection control survey, 81% of dental sales reps believe they are frequently or at times the primary source of dental infection prevention and control information for their customers!

Being in such an important position requires that you have the verified knowledge to help your customers! Earning DISIPC certification shows your customers that you are a trusted source.

What is the value of earning DISIPC certification?

Based on the results of 4 surveys of a wide variety of stakeholder groups, as many as 81% of dental team members and educators surveyed report relying on dental sales reps as a primary source of their dental infection prevention and control information. Being in such an important position infers that you have the verified knowledge to help your customer. Earning DISIPC certification tangibly demonstrates to your customers that you are a trusted source.

Key benefits to earning DISIPC certification:

  • Increased competitive advantage
  • Increased performance and job satisfaction
  • Deeper level of connection and credibility with customers
  • Potential new career growth opportunities

 

What kind of career opportunities will be open to me if I earn DISIPC certification?

Although everyone who meets the DISIPC exam eligibility requirements may consider earning DISIPC certification, OSAP and DANB have identified these stakeholder groups as “target audiences” for DISIPC certification, to enhance their knowledge and advance their professional position:

  • Dental practice managers
  • 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
  • Those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of government, regulatory, accrediting, or public health authorities
What is the fee for the DISIPC certification exam?

The DISIPC certification exam fee will be announced in 2021.

Who is eligible to earn the DISIPC certification?

The DISIPC certification is intended for dental practice managers; 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; those who inspect or investigate dental settings for compliance with the guidelines and standards on behalf of government, regulatory, accredited or public health authorities; and anyone else who meets the eligibility requirements. To learn more about the eligibility requirements, download the DISIPC brochure.

What will be required to maintain DISIPC certification?

The DISIPC certification will need to be maintained by meeting recertification requirements, including earning continuing education credits. DISIPC Recertification Requirements, including the types of courses and course providers accepted, are under development and will be published in 2021.