Evaluation of Glove Damage during Dental Procedures among Dental Specialists in Tabriz

Ali Taghavi Zenouz, Masoumeh Mahdipour, Reza Pakravan, Javad Yazdani, Saeed Nezafati, Ali Hossein Mesgarzadeh & Seyed Ahmad Arta
Background and aims. Dental practitioners are prone to occupational risk of infection. This can be prevented in part by wearing gloves. However, for this to be effective, gloves should be intact during the entire course of dental procedure. Leaky surgical latex gloves have been seen in 0.9% of cases before use. As much as 1.9% of latex gloves have been reported to be damaged during dental procedures. In this study, we decided to assess glove...