August 27, 2015 (St. Paul, MN) – Patterson Dental announces that September is National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month, a designation by the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) focusing on dental infection control and safety and helping dental teams engage with patients in ways that can deepen their understanding about protective measures in place to ensure their safe dental care.
In conjunction with this month-long emphasis on the critical role of infection control in dentistry, OSAP is launching a major collaborative program called Safest Dental Visit™. This new educational program encourages a greater commitment to infection control and safety and helps dental teams educate and train staff, promote a safe and professional environment, increase patient confidence and loyalty, attract new patients and enhance the image of the practice.
As an OSAP Super Sponsor, Patterson Dental serves as a strategic partner for messaging in OSAP’s infection control initiatives. Recently Patterson Dental was named a co-recipient of the 2015 Dr. Milton Schaefer Award for leadership and support in advancing OSAP’s mission to be the leading advocate for the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare.
To support dental teams in helping to ensure safe visits for patients and the dental team, OSAP offers helpful resources tailored to dental practices at www.osap.org. Additional information is also provided in OSAP’s news release kicking off National Dental Infection Control Awareness Month.
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.