Doctors, Hygienists and Assistants, are you wearing the correct size gloves?
I imagine you are very comfortable in the size glove you wear currently but if you are experiencing carpel tunnel, trigger thumb or even neck pain, keep reading and view this video to see how you know if your glove is the correct size.
When I tell a clinician, they are wearing the wrong size glove they always tell me that the bigger size glove is too big for their fingers.
To hold an instrument or hand piece the most important part of your glove is not the finger fit, it is the palm of your hand.
A glove that allows the palm of your hand to move around freely is one that will never cause the above physical problems mentioned above. A correctly fitting glove will allow you to access a deep pocket, it allows you to angle your probe correctly and for the doctor, this becomes very important when you are prepping a crown and may make it much easier to extract a tooth.
When you wear a glove that fits correctly you will notice less tears, which means it is a lot safer for you, the clinician.
According to Donna Gaidamak, media relations manager for Cardinal Health, wearing a glove that is too small with cause hand fatigue, skin irritation and damage.
After reading this blog and viewing the video, I challenge you to return to your office and check to see, are you wearing the correct size glove?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Debbie Seidel-Bittke, RDH, BS
Debbie is known as one of the top leaders in dental consulting. She speaks, and consults with clients all over the world. She is a well-known author, published in most of the dental journals for over 18 years.
Debbie has a unique way of engaging with doctor and the team, so they have patients who accept treatment, schedule and pay as well as, continue returning to your office indefinitely.
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