PLEASE NOTE: This continuing education course is being archived and will no longer be available for credit after the expiration date.
The dental profession is known to be generous in donating time and talent to help those in need of oral healthcare throughout the United States and globally. It is important for the volunteer team to thoughtfully consider their own health as well as the safety of the people whom they will treat.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) was founded in 1984 and formally incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1986. OSAP membership consists of a unique group of dental educators, consultants, researchers, clinicians, industry representatives, and other interested persons with a collective mission to be the world's leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP supports this commitment to oral healthcare workers and the public through quality education and information dissemination. OSAP has developed a “Guide for Safety and Infection Control for Oral Healthcare Missions.” Based in large part on this Guide, this course provides guidance to help ensure the health and safety of mission participants, their dental patients and the community at large. Please note that the guide is not a comprehensive planning document for all missions and other aspects of each mission will need to be considered. All Appendices referenced in this course are used with permission from OSAP, 2016.
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Disclaimer: Participants must always be aware of the hazards of using limited knowledge in integrating new techniques or procedures into their practice. Only sound evidence-based dentistry should be used in patient therapy.
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NEW – South Carolina Licensees - Beginning November 1, 2019 dentalcare.com will submit your CE course information to CE Broker.
For all states that use CE Broker for licensure, “proof of completions” are electronically reported the first of every month. If a course was taken in November, the “proof of completion” will be submitted the beginning of December.
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OSAP, the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention, is a recognized authority of, and voice for ensuring safe, infection-free access to oral healthcare...because safety matters! OSAP saves you time with trusted information to prevent or successfully manage regulatory and safety challenges and offers cost-effective educational programs. OSAP also is committed to identifying, developing and supporting the leaders in dental infection prevention and patient safety. This includes all who share OSAP's vision of safe oral healthcare for people everywhere. Visit the OSAP web site at: http://www.osap.org
Procter & Gamble is designated as an approved Provider by the American Academy of Dental Hygiene, Inc. #AADHPGC (January 1, 2020-December 31, 2021). Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial Board of Dentistry. Licensee should maintain this document in the event of an audit.
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