How to Save Money on Your Dental Practice Gloves

Posted by Melanie Predolich on

The vast majority of dentists and their auxiliary staff utilize disposable latex or nitrile gloves while working on patients, particularly with the rise in concern regarding AIDS and hepatitis B. The use of gloves is primarily for the purpose of protecting the dentists and assistants from contamination, rather than the patient.
The level of protection offered by sterile gloves is minimally more than that off non-sterile gloves. Sterile gloves can cost up to 10 times more than non-sterile gloves, and when you’re using a pair of gloves for up to 36 patients each day, that cost adds up exponentially. So, cut costs by opting for non-sterile disposable gloves bought in bulk.
Here are some of our favorite options to help you get the most bang for your buck:
Celeste Powder Free Nitrile Exam Gloves a super comfortable, are chemical resistant, and have great durability. They come in boxes of 200!
Eureka Powder Free Nitrile Exam Gloves offer superb dexterity and are designed to reduce muscle fatigue. They come in boxes of 300, for a super economical option!
TG Medical Nitrile Exam Gloves are one of our most economical options for a box of 100 for just $3.75! These gloves have excellent puncture resistance and they are resistant to many oils and chemicals.
Best Touch Nitrile Exam Gloves have an extra bonus of an aloe and vitamin E coating which is very soothing and prevents skin irritation, which is helpful when you have to change gloves often. These gloves come in boxes of 200!
As you can see, all of our recommendations are disposable nitrile gloves. Latex is notorious for causing allergic reactions in a large percentage of the public, which is why many people have converted to using nitrile instead. Nitrile is hypo-allergenic and is inherently puncture and chemical resistant, making it a smart choice for the dental office.

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