Influx of Inferior Nitrile Gloves in the Market: Factors and Risks

The rapid increase in demand of gloves spurred by the pandemic has created a challenge to provide quality hand protection. Glove manufacturers are increasing capacity, but much of the new supply coming online is of substandard quality, driven by two primary factors: inexperienced new entrants and low-grade raw material. Here’s what you need to know.

Proper Hand Hygiene in the Age of COVID-19

Hand washing, though it may seem simplistic during a pandemic, can actually be the most e­ffective way of preventing the spread of germs, including those that cause COVID-19. As dental practices navigate the recent challenges related to COVID-19 and work to implement strategies to protect patients and staff, a closer look at hand hygiene may prove helpful.

OnTarget Highlight: PPE Adherence in the Dental Practice

A recent global health pandemic has brought personal protective equipment (PPE) to the public’s attention, but dental professionals have long been familiar with the concept of PPE. Despite this, many workers fail to adhere to PPE requirements because they find equipment cumbersome, uncomfortable or disruptive to performing tasks and communicating with patients and personnel. To remove these barriers, dental offices must supply PPE that maximizes ease of use, comfort and performance.