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Why do dentists/orthodontists change glove types over the course of a treatment?
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Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hygiene
gloves are changed to protect you from contamination of other patients and the doctor/assistant.

In brief: Hygiene
gloves are changed to protect you from contamination of other patients and the doctor/assistant.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Dr. Hilary Baskin
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: ?
I'm not a dentist but I do surgical procedures and usually change gloves for two reasons: 1) i've punctured it or think i have; 2) i've contaminated it and need a new sterile one.

In brief: ?
I'm not a dentist but I do surgical procedures and usually change gloves for two reasons: 1) i've punctured it or think i have; 2) i've contaminated it and need a new sterile one.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
In brief: Sterility
Gloves are changed to maintain the chain of sterility.
If something possibly non-sterile is touched, such as a light switch on the wall, or a drawer-pull, gloves will be changed. If glove is punctured and no longer acts as a barrier, gloves will be changed. If messy materials, such as impression material, coats gloves, they will be changed. Glove change is done for safety and comfort.

In brief: Sterility
Gloves are changed to maintain the chain of sterility.
If something possibly non-sterile is touched, such as a light switch on the wall, or a drawer-pull, gloves will be changed. If glove is punctured and no longer acts as a barrier, gloves will be changed. If messy materials, such as impression material, coats gloves, they will be changed. Glove change is done for safety and comfort.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Meng Syn
Dentistry
In brief: Steralization Chain
Dentist and orthodotist will change gloves instead of re scrubbing when they feel the chain of steralization is broken.
Perhaps from touching a non sterile surface like a light swiitch or a dropped instrument.

In brief: Steralization Chain
Dentist and orthodotist will change gloves instead of re scrubbing when they feel the chain of steralization is broken.
Perhaps from touching a non sterile surface like a light swiitch or a dropped instrument.
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn
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