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Welcome Network Dinner

Join us on Thursday, June 1 at 6:30 PM for the Welcome Network Dinner! Expect a fun-filled, Western-themed evening while you socialize with fellow infection control champions. Set in a unique outdoor area in the scenic foothills of northern Tucson, the menu will be Old-Time Western Barbeque, and themed attire is encouraged! Music, dancing, games, and fun await. This event is included with full conference registration.

Guest tickets may be purchased. 

Opening Ceremonies & Awards

Join us Friday, June 2 from 8:00 AM – 8:30 AM for the presentation of the 2023 OSAP Leadership Awards to recognize those who have made outstanding contributions to the field of dental infection prevention and safety. Nominations will open in spring 2023.

 Click here to see previous award winners.

Keynote Presentation: Dr. John S. Zapp Global Lecture

John S. Zapp, DDS, graduated from the Creighton University School of Dentistry. He started his dental career in private practice. He later moved to Washington, D.C., to serve as Special Assistant for Dental Affairs with the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. He was recruited to the American Medical Association, serving as Vice President for Government Affairs, and then joined the American Dental Association as its executive director. He was a founding member and president of the Friends of the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.

Attracted to OSAP’s mission, Dr. Zapp contributed significantly to its strategic direction. In early 2005, Dr. Zapp was named Chairman of the OSAP Foundation but stepped down when his health took a turn. He died later that year after a battle with cancer. He was 73 years old and is survived by his widow Nancy, three daughters, and one son.

To honor and preserve Dr. Zapp’s memory, the Friends of OSAP, a committed group of leaders who seek to integrate OSAP initiatives into broader global health platforms, established the Dr. John S. Zapp Global Lecture. The lecture is intended to build bridges with global leaders to promote knowledge exchange about oral infection and safety both for patients and providers of care.

Poster Presentations

On Friday, June 2 at noon, individuals will present Poster Presentations on clinical practice, education, scholarly, and secondary research related to the practice of dental infection control and safety in oral health settings.

Interested in submitting a poster? Learn more here.


Fun'draising Auction

The auction and your donations help support the OSAP Foundation. Only in-person participants at the 2023 OSAP Annual Conference will be able to make bids; however, whether or not you will be attending this year’s conference, we hope you will consider donating to this event. Learn more. 

Saturday Evening Social

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