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 focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits that help dental professionals deliver the safest dental visit possible for their patients. Plus, online and live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team.
ADA Dental Infection Control Resources
The American Dental Association (ADA) urges all practicing dentists, dental auxiliaries and dental laboratories to employ appropriate infection control procedures as described in the 2003 CDC Guidelines, and 2016 CDC Summary and to keep up to date as scientific information leads to improvements in infection control, risk assessment, and disease management in oral health care.
CCC Post-Exposure Management Advice and Resources
The Clinician Consultation Center (CCC) has numerous tools to help you manage exposures to HIV and Hepatitis B and C. Prompt post-exposure treatment for HIV and hepatitis can be effective, but because each exposure case is unique, determining who should receive prophylaxis and which drugs are most appropriate is not always easy. CCC clinicians have compiled and created tools to assist you in identifying what constitutes an exposure that requires PEP, and how to proceed with PEP treatment confidently.
CDC Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Settings
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) leads the way with evidence-based guidelines for infection control practices in dental offices nationally and globally. They have resources on guidelines and frequently asked questions and answers.