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Hand Hygiene and Glove Use in Dental Settings: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: April 18, 2019
Project Number: RB1326-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical evidence regarding hand hygiene techniques or glove use in dental settings?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of hand hygiene techniques or glove use in dental settings?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding hand hygiene techniques or glove use in dental settings?

Key Message

One systematic review was identified regarding clinical effectiveness of gloves in dental care settings. No relevant economic evaluations or evidence-based guidelines were identified.