OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™

The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) – a community of clinicians, educators, policy makers, consultants and industry representatives who advocate for the Safest Dental Visit™ – will host the OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ in Chicago at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, Jan. 27-29, 2020. OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ is a three-day, fast-paced educational course presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety. The course will provide a comprehensive review of all the basics in dental infection control, as well as offer 25-plus hours of CE credit plus a copy of the newly updated OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System – a 6th Edition workbook with checklists, tools and more.

The course is designed for:

  • Infection control coordinators in busy dental practices.
  • Educators responsible for infection prevention and safety instruction.
  • Compliance officers in group practices and on dental boards.
  • Federal service employees responsible for infection control in their duty stations.
  • Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) personnel responsible for infection control.
  • Consultants and sales representatives who want to demonstrate infection control competency.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe disease transmission and principles of infection prevention and control in a variety of oral health care settings.
  • Identify relevant infection control laws, regulations, guidelines, standards and best practices.
  • Use quality assurance measures (e.g., direct observation and feedback) to ensure accurate implementation of recommended infection control practices.

Not only will participants leave the 2020 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ with new information, resources and products to help them better address infection prevention and safety challenges, they will meet new colleagues who share their interest in this critically important topic area.

On Jan. 26, 2020, from 2-5 p.m., Boot Camp will kick off with the TeamSTEPPS Pre-conference Workshop. A product of more than 25 years of experience with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the TeamSTEPPS curriculum, the workshop is designed to help break down communication barriers between healthcare professions.

The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ will follow the workshop and run:

  • Jan. 27, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 28, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Jan. 29, 7:30 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Information on the faculty, agenda and other details regarding the educational program will be posted at www.osap.org.

The U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force each will have additional training sessions on Jan. 30. Ranking officers will be required to attend and civilians employed by these branches will be encouraged to attend as well. (Federal service dress codes are posted at www.osap.org).

Dental assistant scholarship
OSAP is excited to present dental assistants attending the 2020 Boot Camp a scholarship in memory of Anna Nelson, CDA, RDA, MA. Qualified applicants will receive:

  • 25% off the early-bird member rate for 2020 OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ ($106.25 value).
  • One free year of the OSAP Basic Membership (an online membership with a $75 value).

Dental assistants are encouraged to apply for this scholarship prior to registering. Scholarships are limited to 30 and will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, provided the eligibility requirements are met.

OSAP member registration fees apply to all membership levels, except for those with the Basic Membership (online membership). Registrants must log into their OSAP account to receive the member rate.

2020 Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™
Jan. 27-30, 2020 – Chicago
Registration Fees Early-Bird Pricing by 10/31/2019 Received After 10/31/2019 Received After 12/15/2019
OSAP Members and Military/Federal Service Personnel $425 $505 $665
Non-members $625 $705 $865
Additional Attendees from Same Facility $325 $405 $565
TeamSTEPPS Pre-Conference
Jan. 26, 2020 – Chicago
Registration Fees Early-Bird Pricing by 10/31/2019 Received After 10/31/2019 Received After 12/15/2019
OSAP Members and Military/Federal Service Personnel $75 $100 $150
Non-members $105 $130 $180

To ensure we can accommodate your needs, please indicate your requirements on the registration form. If you have any questions, contact OSAP at [email protected].

The OSAP Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™ is the only course in the country that focuses solely on developing leaders in this critical topic. Potential exhibitors and sponsors who sell infection control or patient safety products will not want to miss it!

Additional registration information is coming soon and will be available at www.osap.org.

Questions about the program, logistics or registration should be directed to:

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 410-571-0003 | U.S. and Canada: 1-800-298-6727
Mailing Address:  3525 Piedmont Rd. | Building 5, Ste. 300 | Atlanta, GA 30305

Continuing dental education
OSAP is an ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP) Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

Participants requesting professional CE credits will receive a CE verification form to record the CE numbers for the specific courses they attend. To receive CE credit, participants must sign in at the conference, attend the sessions, record the assigned CE number for each lecture attended (note: CE verification numbers are announced at the end of each session) and complete the required evaluation forms. Attendees will need to maintain their CE verification form as proof of participation in the educational programming.

Cancellations and refunds
All registration cancellations and refund requests must be made in writing by Dec. 15. An 80% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received by Oct. 31. A 50% refund of conference fees will be given for cancellations received between Nov. 1 and Dec. 15. No refunds will be granted for requests postmarked after Dec. 15. Requests should be submitted to OSAP via email at [email protected]. OSAP regrets that refunds will not be given for no shows. All requests for exceptions to the cancellation and refund policy must be submitted in writing by the registrant with appropriate documentation no later than Dec. 15. After that, no refund considerations will be made.

Substitutions within this program will be accepted. Individuals may receive a substitution for a full registration prior to the conference by submitting a written request to [email protected]. Onsite transfers will not be permitted. The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations (any balance due) associated with that substitution before the change can be made. Badge sharing, splitting and reprints will be strictly prohibited.

OSAP is not responsible for airfare, hotel or other costs incurred by participants in the event of a program or registration cancellation. As added protection against unforeseen circumstances, OSAP suggests travel insurance.

OSAP will offer registrants contact information to facilitate networking after the course. By registering, individuals give OSAP permission to include their name and contact details on the attendance list. During the registration process, there is an option to opt-out of this attendance list. Alternatively, individuals who do not wish to be included on the attendance list should email their exclusion request to [email protected] by Dec. 15.

OSAP takes photos during the course. By registering, participants give OSAP permission to use any images taken at the course in which they appear, as well as any written comments they submit on evaluation forms.

Code of conduct
OSAP’s Code of Conduct outlines OSAP’s expectations for anyone attending or contributing to an OSAP meeting or educational activity, as well as the consequences for unacceptable behavior. If any participants are the subject of unacceptable behavior or witness any such behavior during conference events, they should contact Michelle Lee, OSAP’s Executive Director at 404-944-4824 or [email protected].

Editor’s note: OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. The organization offers an online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits that help dental professionals deliver the Safest Dental Visit for their patients. Plus, online and live courses help advance the level of knowledge and skill for every member of the dental team. For additional information, visit www.osap.org.