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Choosing the Right Glove by Jeff Sherman, Director-Corporate Brands N.A.
One of the most important functions that dental professionals face today is choosing the proper glove for their practice needs.
For over 25 years, Henry Schein® has partnered with leading manufacturers to create innovative exam gloves that meet the ever-evolving needs of the dental practitioner. One of the new trends in the past 5 years has been the migration to thinner materials. Through advances in technology, research & development our manufacturers are now able to produce thinner gloves of equal or superior strength with elongation that is superior to their thicker and stiffer predecessors.
So, when you—the dental professional—selects an exam glove, you should consider:
This is the primary reason you wear gloves; therefore, it is necessary you select the right glove that best protects everyone in your office. Because you work in a high-risk environment where you may come in contact with blood-borne pathogens, wearing high-quality latex, nitrile or chloroprene exam glove is critical to keeping yourself, patients, and staff free from infectious diseases.
Fit and Comfort:
Your exam gloves should provide you with superior fit and feel while delivering comfort while wearing throughout the day. Due to their high level of elasticity and memory, latex gloves are well-known to fit the user’s hands very well and provide better grip in a wet environment. Over the years, however, new formulations and better technology have allowed for the production of thinner nitrile gloves with a fit and feel more like a latex glove. The latest non-latex material that is quickly becoming popular with in many dental practitioners is chloroprene. Synthetic chloroprene is a comfortable alternative to latex. Other advantages of chloroprene are ease of donning, higher tensile strength, tactile sensitivity and improved grip.
Choosing the right glove for you and your staff and paying the right price can be a challenge in today’s market. We have a solution! Our full line of high-quality exam gloves with unique features can meet all of your dental office needs, and we specialize in both latex and non-latex styles. Plus, our representatives are extensively trained to provide you with outstanding customer care.
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