Dentists Failing to Keep Their Hands Clean?

Dentists’ Hands Might Be Dirtier Than You’d Expect

A study of New York dental practitioners found that most are not following the hand-cleaning recommendations of the CDC.

Published in July’s Journal of the ADA, it found that 19% of dentist respondents don’t wash or disinfect their hands between patients. Even more surprising, some 20% reported that they don’t wear gloves at all.

The good news? When it comes to keeping their hands clean, dentists don’t seem to be doing any worse than their physician colleagues.

With hand hygiene like this it’s enough to make you wonder which century we’re in!

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