Our Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Program collaborated with the Organization of Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) to provide a day long Arizona Dental Infection Prevention Collaborative.

The collaborative, held September 29th, brought together about 100 Arizona dental providers to learn new evidence-based practices in preventing infections and reducing harm. This training event provided education to infection control coordinators and dental personnel who want a strong foundation in infection control including dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants on the key concepts and basic principles of infection prevention. Participants received tools and evidence-based interventions to reduce infection risk within dental facilities.

We received excellent feedback and look forward to the opportunity of hosting the event again next year to promote education, patient safety, and communication across Arizona. Educational materials from the event are posted on our website.