Dental Infection Control Awareness Month Toolkit
September is Dental Infection Control Awareness Month (DICAM), and we need to “Take Safety Viral!” We challenge you, whether it’s you as an individual, your practice, or your workplace, to share how you take safety seriously in the dental trade.
Whether you’re a dental clinician, consultant, educator, or part of the dental trade, we encourage you to participate in #DICAM19 and help us take safety viral! Check out all the great tools we have put together to help you promote patient safety and awareness.
Each week, we will be showcasing one specific element of dental infection control. We encourage you to participate, even if your focus is on a different aspect of dental infection control than what our weekly theme is.
- Week one (09/01 – 09/07): Hand Hygiene
- Week two (09/08 – 09/14): Dental Unit Waterlines
- Week three (09/15 – 09/21): Personal Protective Equipment
- Week four (09/22 – 09/30): Instrument Sterilization
Social Media Toolkit
Post these graphics on the social media of your choice, tag OSAP, and join the conversation using the hashtag #DICAM19! Show all the ways that you practice patient safety every single day.
Not sure of our social media handles? We can help!
The link below contains images and suggested messaging for your social media profiles, just in case you needed some inspiration.
If you have any problems downloading the social media toolkit, please email us for assistance.
Materials to Help Build Patient Trust
Educate your patients about what your practice is doing to protect them. Clinicians don’t usually bring it up, and patients may be too shy to ask, so we’ve provided free campaign materials to help you start — and continue — this important conversation!
- Hand Hygiene
- Dental Unit Waterlines
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Instrument Sterilization
- Additional Patient Scripts
- Waiting Room Brochure
CDC Checklist In Action
To kick-start all of the basics in dental infection control, OSAP is holding our annual Dental Infection Control Boot Camp™. This is a 3-day intense, fast-paced educational course presented by national and international experts in dental infection prevention and patient safety. Held in Chicago, IL, at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile, this fundamental level course will provide a comprehensive review of all the basics in dental infection control.
This course offers 25+ hours of CE credit plus a copy of the newly updated OSHA & CDC Guidelines: OSAP Interact Training System – 6th Edition workbook, checklists, tools, and much more.