Infection Control Resources

OSAP, DANB and the DALE Foundation are collaborating on an infection control initiative.

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Dental Infection Control Education & Certification

Over the years, infection control breaches have made headlines and caused anxiety among patients and the public. Surveys show that dental infection control education and training protocols vary from practice to practice. And although many infection control resources are available, these resources vary in quality and relevance.

To address these concerns, OSAP, DANB and the DALE Foundation joined together to create a comprehensive Dental Infection Control Education & Certification initiative, developed by experts in the field. This Dental Infection Control Education & Certification initiative will include education and certification options.

More information about this initiative will be coming soon to the Dental Infection Control Education & Certification website.

In the meantime, if you’re ready to get a jump start on the educational certificate program, you can begin with steps 1 and 2, which can be taken in either order. Everyone in dentistry and the dental trade is encouraged to complete this program. There are multiple options, so you can complete the steps at your convenience and at your own pace.

Step 1
Complete the OSAP-DALE Foundation online CDEA® module:
Understanding CDC’s Summary of Infection Prevention Practices in Dental Settings ($30)

Step 2
Complete one of these dental infection control education programs:

By December 1, 2019, the following options will also qualify for completion of step two:

  • Graduate from a CODA-accredited dental school, dental hygiene program, dental assisting program or dental laboratory technology program
  • Hold a degree in a life science or a life-science-based technical or professional degree from an educational institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education (or similar federal agency in another country)

Step 3
Complete the OSAP-DALE Foundation Dental Infection Prevention and Control eHandbook™
The OSAP-DALE Foundation eHandbook was launched in May 2019. You will only be eligible to purchase this eHandbook after you have completed steps 1 and 2. Those who have completed steps 1 and 2 will be notified by email with instructions.

Step 4
Pass the OSAP-DALE Foundation eHandbook Assessment™
Available Fall 2019


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


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