OSAP Creates Dental Safety Mall

ANNAPOLIS, MD: May 19, 2009 - The Organization for Safety and Asepsis Procedures (OSAP) has created a novel way for dental professionals to find solutions to their infection control and safety challenges: the OSAP Dental Safety Mall. The online mall features storefronts such as a bookstore, travel agency, novelty store, even an outlet, in addition to a Consultants Plaza, Educators Plaza, and Patient Depot. The Mall can be accessed directly at http://safetymall.osap.org.

The OSAP Dental Safety Mall provides a convenient shopping cart function and allows online payment for purchases. Shoppers can choose from training tools such as the popular “If Saliva Were Red” DVD, handwashing and latex allergy charts, CE programs, materials for educators and trainers, patient educational materials, even novelties such as a tie with dental plaque motif. In addition to academic texts, the bookstore offers member favorites such as The Andromeda Strain and Guns, Germs & Steel. OSAP is seeking additional recommendations; visitors can suggest a book using an email link in the bookstore.

The Dental Safety Mall offers an easy way to access current information and compliance tools, some in downloadable formats. The materials are constantly updated and new resources added, so bookmarking the site for easy access is advisable. OSAP is a nonprofit organization that provides dental infection control and safety information supported by science and research.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2009, OSAP is dentistry’s premier resource for infection control and safety information. Through its publications, courses, website, and worldwide collaborations, OSAP and the tax-exempt OSAP Foundation support education, research, service, and policy development to promote safety and the control of infectious diseases in dental healthcare settings worldwide. For more information, go to www.osap.org.


Thank you for your cogent thoughts on latex allergies; this is an important and often overlooked issue, and I found your words provocative and insightful.

The organization I work for, the Pacific Northwest Foundation, is devoted to researching alternative modes of healing for a variety of illnesses, including latex allergy. I wanted to share with you a video presentation of a case study we conducted some years ago about a woman with severe latex allergy who, through a variety of methods, was able to diminish her reactivity. The link to the presentation is http://pnf.org/html/anna_s_case.html.

I'd like to thank you so much for your contribution to the subject of latex allergy, and hope you will find the case study above helpful in your continued exploration into the subject.

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