On Dec. 29, 2021, the first group of oral health professionals earned the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC) certification. The CDIPC certification was developed by the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) in collaboration with the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP).
The CDIPC certification is the first clinically-focused dental infection control certification in the U.S. The exam is rigorous and requires demonstrating not only knowledge of infection control guidelines and standards, but also the analytical and critical-thinking skills to apply them in a variety of scenarios.
“Congratulations to everyone who earned CDIPC certification,” said DANB CEO Laura Skarnulis. “Earning this designation takes preparation, dedication, and diligence. It signals to patients, employers, and colleagues that you are knowledgeable, capable, and committed to dental practice safety.”
“Earning CDIPC certification is an impressive achievement that elevates the profession,” said OSAP Executive Director Michelle Lee. “It also benefits dental practices and patients by ensuring precautions are taken to make every dental visit a safe visit.”
Those who earned CDIPC certification in December did so through a special testing event. The CDIPC certification launched in spring 2022.
CDIPC Certificants — December 2021
|Jennifer Bereckis Jacobucci
|Cindy Isaak Ploegman
|Liliana Junqueira de Paiva Donatelli
|Dawn Marie Strehl
|Leanne Mathieu Kramer
|Ann Marie DePalma
|Hong Tran Rajak
|Miguel Ortiz Gonzalez
The Dental Assisting National Board (DANB) is the national certification board for dental assistants. DANB’s mission centers on public protection, which it fulfills by developing and administering credentials for oral health professionals. DANB exams and certifications are recognized or required by 37 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Air Force and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP) is the only nonprofit membership association for oral healthcare professionals that focuses exclusively on infection prevention and patient and provider safety. OSAP helps operationalize dental infection control and safety laws, regulations, guidelines, standards, and best practices to ensure every dental visit is a safe visit.