The cost of keeping one's hands clean

British Dental Journal, Aug 1992

After reading 'A Practical Gloving and Handwashing Regimen for Dental Practice' (Field E A, Jedynakiewicz N M, King C M. A Practical Gloving and Handwashing Regimen for Dental Practice. Br Dent J 1992; 172: 111-113), I undertook to do some simple research into the economics of glove wearing for the general dental practitioner based on the regimens mentioned in the article. The conclusion which I reached is that one not only needs to take into account the cost of the gloves but also the valuable surgery time taken in the washing of one's hands and gloves. The most cost-effective method of hand and glove washing was found to be the use of a single non-sterile glove with Hibisol

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J A Cooper. The cost of keeping one's hands clean, British Dental Journal, 1992, DOI: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4807951