The American Academy of Oral Medicine announced that September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month. So defined by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), the second annual campaign reaffirms and promotes the dental community’s commitment to infection control. The easiest way to implement safety measures is by adopting the CDC’s Summary and Checklist to support infection control coordinators:
The goals of Dental Infection Control Awareness Month include:
- Support the adoption of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)’s infection prevention checklist.
- Champion the role of the infection control coordinator.
- Promote patient safety and build patients’ trust in infection control compliance.