First Group of Oral Health Professionals Earned CDIPC Certification

On Dec. 29, 2021, the first group of oral health professionals earned the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) certification. The CDIPC certification was developed by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) in collaboration with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).

The CDIPC certification is the first clinically-focused dental infection control certification in the U.S. The exam is rigorous and requires demonstrating not only knowledge of infection control guidelines and standards, but also the analytical and critical-thinking skills to apply them in a variety of scenarios.

“Congratulations to everyone who earned CDIPC certification,” said DANB CEO Laura Skarnulis. “Earning this designation takes preparation, dedication, and diligence. It signals to patients, employers, and colleagues that you are knowledgeable, capable, and committed to dental practice safety.”

“Earning CDIPC certification is an impressive achievement that elevates the profession,” said OSAP Executive Director Michelle Lee. “It also benefits dental practices and patients by ensuring precautions are taken to make every dental visit a safe visit.”

Those who earned CDIPC certification in December did so through a special testing event. The CDIPC certification will launch in spring 2022.

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CDIPC Certificants – December 2021

Julie Baker

Angela Bartz-Kinateder

Michelle Beckham

Lois Bell

Catherine Berard

Jennifer Bereckis Jacobucci

Rebecca Bofenkamp

Kelly Boley

Tonja Bowcut

Ashley Boyne

Joseph Braun

Christopher Brendemuhl

Sherrie Busby

Leslie Canham

Roxanne Canich

Shirley Caracci

Shane Castro

India Chance

Dawn Chick

Rita Cockerhan

Katie Connolly

Chrissy Cotts

Brianna Coyne

Evelyn Cuny

Gail Davis

Karen Daw

Jill Day

Theresa DeCarlo

Ann Marie DePalma

Kathryn Dile

Matthew Ellis

Cheryl Engel

Lori Fazio

Christine Forrester

Ana Frederick

Ann Gallerie

Sandra Garcia

Kimberly Gililland

Kimberly Grady

Karoline Grasmuck

Karen Gregory

Rachel Grundlock

Regina Gupta

Katy Hansen

Dana Harris

Hannah Hattaway

Annette Hayes

Tija Hunter

Marianna Hvastovich-Gecaj

Cindy Isaak Ploegman

Renee Johnson

Letitia Jones

Amanda Jorgensen

Guinevere Juckett

Liliana Junqueira de Paiva Donatelli

Natalie Kaweckyj

Teresa Kohart

Jennifer Kohlmeyer

Brandy Larson

Rebecca Larson

Sheila Lassiter

Kimberly Laudenslager

Patricia Lavan

Betty Leh

Virginia Lopez

Mackenzie Lundeen

Sabina Mackinnon

Kimberley Maggard

Mindy Mathewson

Leanne Mathieu Kramer

Susan McGuire

Jennifer McKeon

Kendra McKune

Renee McNally

Beverly Merklin

Greeta Mills

Joyce Moore

Elaine Olejnik

Pamela Onchi-Kawasaki

Catherine Orjala

Miguel Ortiz Gonzalez

Glenda Panzieri

Lori Paschall

Jill Paul

Carla Pegues

Luci Perri

Theresa Preston

Sara Reed

Melanie Regan

Patricia Reynolds

Robynn Rixse

Christina Rutledge

Janice Salvadorini

Michelle Sanchez

Monica Satake

Sheri Sauer

Hetal Shah

Kelly Shutoff

Rhonda Simpson

Martin Smallidge

Sandra Smeltzer

Belinda Spencer

Celeste Stalberger

Nedra Stanford

Walia Stone

Marlene Storz

Stacy Stotts

Michelle Strange

Sarah Stream

Dawn Marie Strehl

Audrey Teears

Therese Tippie

Hong Tran Rajak

Cody Truitt

Javette Tyson

Amanda Vandergriff

Sharon Vasquez

Deborah Vernon

Sandra Walker

Catherine Warren

Matthew Wilkinson

June Wolken-Vierra

Belinda Works

Donna Zagame

Megan Zuelke

Kathy Zwieg

About DANB

The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) is the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB’s mission centers on public protection, which it fulfills by developing and administering credentials for oral health professionals. DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 37 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

About OSAP

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is the only nonprofit membership association for oral healthcare professionals that focuses exclusively on infection prevention and patient and provider safety. OSAP helps operationalize dental infection control and safety laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices to ensure every dental visit is a safe visit.