|Safety Focus - OSAP
Hickerson and Associates DDS, PC are members in the Organization for Safety Asepsis (OSAP). The OSAP is a growing community of clinicians, educators, researchers, 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 expert. Being a member in this organization keeps us up-to- date on new infection control guidelines to make your experience in our office safe and clean.
Patient & Provider Safety
We believe that all patients deserve access to oral healthcare that is delivered safely and that the persons who are involved in delivering such care are protected from occupational injury or illness.
We value lessons learned from the application of scientific principles. We believe the work we do should be grounded in data, research and rigorous evaluation. When appropriate, we also welcome expert consensus to help inform the development of practical guidance.
We are not influenced by nor do we endorse any corporate entity or product. We hold ourselves accountable and act consistently to communicate and uphold the scientific principles of infection prevention and patient and provider safety.
We value a knowledgeable and skilled community of individuals, organizations and corporate entities who deliver safe and infection-free care and/or products that facilitate such delivery. We believe that achieving a highly competent community of members and non-members requires formal education, continuous learning, mentoring, leadership development and networking independent of geographic location, as well as policies, programs, and resources that promote and support increased competency.
We value the collaboration with individuals, agencies, and organizations to assure the safe and infection-free delivery of oral healthcare to all. We believe that together we can successfully carry out our unique missions and achieve our shared vision.