DANB and OSAP Launch Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) Certification
The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) in collaboration with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) have officially launched the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control® (CDIPC®) certification program.
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. Maintaining CDIPC® certification requires a commitment to lifelong learning and staying up to date on infection prevention and control knowledge.
Earning CDIPC® certification is a professional achievement that also benefits dental practices and their patients by ensuring precautions are taken to keep providers and patients safe. The CDIPC® certification mark is a signal to patients, employers, and colleagues of a commitment to ensuring safety in the dental practice.
“Already, more than 125 dental professionals have earned CDIPC® certification,” said DANB CEO Laura Skarnulis. “This distinction indicates that you are a leader in the field, with the most up-to-date knowledge in dental infection control, and can oversee and implement necessary protocols to protect your team and patients.”
“By earning CDIPC® certification, dental professionals are positioned to maintain safety in the dental practice – both today and in the future, as new threats may emerge and policies and guidelines continue to evolve,” said Michelle Lee, OSAP Executive Director.
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.
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 education. OSAP helps operationalize dental infection control and safety laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices to ensure every dental visit is a safe visit.