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Organizations team up for dental infection prevention and safety

March 02, 2015 The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention and the International College of Dentists said in a Feb. 23 press release that they will promote dental infection prevention and safety in a formal collaboration outlined in a memorandum of understanding.

The two groups’ joint goal is to enhance dental infection prevention and safety practices worldwide to protect patients and health care workers from diseases and other hazards encountered during the provision of oral health care.

The collaboration will include organizational symbiosis, such as mutual conference participation and linking website content; education and training, such as sharing resources, possible collaboration on a joint update of OSAP’s Guide for Safety and Infection Control for Oral Healthcare Missions and the development of global regional infection control training programs; and partnering on other relevant matters.

The three-year memorandum of understanding may be renewed. For more information on ICD, visit For more information on OSAP, visit