PATTERSON DENTAL BECOMES OSAP SUPER SPONSOR
April 3, 2015 (St. Paul, MN) – Patterson Dental announced an increased commitment to the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP), by becoming a Super Sponsor. Super Sponsors are corporate members who serve as strategic partners in OSAP’s infection control mission and messaging.
“We look forward to expanding our partnership with OSAP through important collaborative initiatives that enhance the well-being of others,” said Patterson Companies Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Scott P. Anderson. “We believe that every patient is entitled to a safe dental visit, and OSAP’s role in advocating for the safety of patients and dental teams is a purpose that Patterson Dental is very proud to support.”
One industry-wide initiative making an impact currently is OSAP’s The Safest Dental Visit™, which promotes a greater commitment to infection control and safety in dentistry. This multi-faceted educational program also helps patients better understand the measures dental providers are taking to ensure their safety.
“We are honored that Patterson Dental has increased its commitment to OSAP and its mission by becoming a new Super Sponsor,” said Dr. John O’Keefe, OSAP Chairman of the Board. “Patterson is a valued partner in our shared vision of safe dental care for people everywhere.”
About Patterson Dental
Patterson Dental, a leading distributor of dental products, equipment and technology in the U.S. and Canada, serves as the largest business in the progressive, global Patterson Companies (Nasdaq: PDCO) family of businesses. Patterson is committed to creating value for customers through products, services and lasting relationships. Dental professionals who partner with Patterson enjoy the convenience and peace of mind that come with relying on one trusted source for everything they need.
Celebrating over 30 years of service to the worldwide dental community, OSAP is a growing community of clinicians, educators, students, policy-makers and industry representatives who advocate for safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare. OSAP focuses on strategies to improve compliance with safe practices and on building a strong network of recognized infection control experts. OSAP offers an extensive online collection of resources, publications, FAQs, checklists and toolkits to help dental professionals ensure that every visit is The Safest Dental Visit™ for patients and the dental team.