ERJ staff report (BC)
Phoenix, Arizona – Dentists, hygienists and dental assistants frustrated by a lack of elasticity in non-latex gloves have reason to rejoice, says glove manufacturer SmartPractice, since its Le Soothe polychloroprene exam gloves have been rated by the independent Clinicians Report as the only non-latex glove in its Excellent category for elasticity.
Karen Burk, SmartPractice product manager said: “Dental practices who made the switch to non-latex gloves often noted the stiffer, less precise fit and missed the form-fitting stretch of latex. Now dentists, hygienists and dental assistants can have a latex free glove option without sacrificing any stretch, fit or tactile sensitivity.”
The company also cited the hypoallergenic properties of PCP rubber as opposed to latex.
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