Photo courtesy of Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD
Carbon Nitrile Gloves

One of my favorite things right now: Carbon Nitrile Gloves from Cranberry

Sept. 21, 2020
Dr. Pamela Maragliano-Muniz says their new black gloves make such an enormous difference that there’s no going back!

I never really cared about gloves. I always let my staff select what they found to be most comfortable, and I figured I would just adapt to what they chose. Unfortunately for me, I found that most gloves never fit right; they might comfortably fit my hands, but the fingers would be too small, or I was in-between sizes. The extra small gloves were too tight, and the small gloves were too large.

Until now. We decided to make the change to black gloves, specifically Carbon Nitrile Gloves from Cranberry. My team thought black gloves would make a fashionable accessory to our PPE ensemble. Having always let everyone else select the gloves we would wear, I didn’t give it much attention and agreed with the consensus. Wow, what a difference these gloves make!

First, they’re comfortable. They adapt so nicely to my hands, and I do not experience hand fatigue as I had in the past with ill-fitting gloves. They have the perfect amount of stretch and strength. They don’t tear when I don them, and they are comfortable throughout my entire appointment.

Second, they offer the proper amount of grip. The gloves aren’t slippery when they become wet. Historically, after etching and rinsing a lithium disilicate crown during delivery appointments, my gloves would become very slippery. As a result, I would change them to minimize the risk of dropping my crowns. When delivering a large case, that’s a lot of crowns.

I couldn’t be happier with these new gloves. I had no idea how uncomfortable it was to adapt to “whatever we had in the office,” and now there’s no turning back!

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Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial co-director of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].