Neogard® Evaluation

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Neogard® Exam Gloves

Neogard's unique neoprene formulation maximizes comfort, tactile sensitivity, and grip


When the 8 dentists and 4 hygienists who evaluated Microflex's Neogard were asked what they liked most about the exam gloves, a dentist in practice for 40 years said, "these gloves are the best fitting and most comfortable I have ever used, - and a hygienist who described them as much better than similar products noted that, "Microflex gave my sensitive hands a new pair of gloves."

Microflex powder-free, neoprene gloves are made with a unique non-latex formulation that delivers excellent comfort while enabling excellent tactile sensitivity and grip in both wet and dry environments.



Manufacturer Description: User comfort is maximized by Neogard's soft and stretchy neoprene formulation.

Evaluator Feedback: When asked what he liked most about the gloves, a dentist in practice for 27 years responded with, "the non-latex aspect as well as the comfort to my hands. There was no strain on my thumb or fingers. - A hygienist with 20 years of experience reported that, "the stretchability is great. It's not restrictive at all. - This same evaluator, who said she would definitely purchase the gloves and recommend them to colleagues, went on to add, "My hands are soft when I take them off and not as tired feeling."

'these are the most comfortable non-latex gloves I have ever used, - noted a hygienist who called Neogard much better than similar gloves. A hygienist who rated all features as excellent noted that her hands "aren't sticky or sweaty when removing the glove, - while, when asked what he'd like to see improved, one dentist said, "the color can be sticky in the inside. - Another dentist said, "I'd like them lightly powdered. - All 14 evaluators rated comfort as excellent or very good, with most (13) rating it as excellent.


Sherwood Tucker, DDS, Neogard Evaluator

"These gloves
are the best
fitting and most
I have ever

Suzy Zervic, RDH, BS, Neogard Evaluator

"The whole
office loves
them and
wants to

Terrie Moncourtois, RD, Neogard Evaluator

"[I would like
to see] a variety
of colors."
Sherwood Tucker,
Eagle Butte, SD

Suzy Zervic,

Carmel, IN

Terrie Moncourtois,
Cedar Point, NC


Ease of Donning and Fit 

Manufacturer Description: Neogard's stretch, strength, and polymer coating greatly facilitate donning, especially with damp hands.

Evaluator Feedback: When asked about ease of donning, 1 of the evaluators who rated this feature as excellent or very good noted that the "strength was more than adequate, - and another called the gloves "durable. - A few evaluators reported tears during donning, and a hygienist who gave the gloves an overall rating of very good noted, "In humid conditions they're a little difficult to don."

A number of evaluators provided feedback about fit, with comments such as, "much better fit, less extra material at the end of the fingers. - Noting, "the small was a good fit, - a hygienist with 34 years of experience remarked that, "they're stretchier than some other gloves, which I like."


Tactile Sensitivity

Manufacturer Description: It is Neogard's neoprene formulation that delivers excellent tactile sensitivity and grip in both wet and dry environments. Grip is further enhanced by the gloves - textured fingers.

Evaluator Feedback: "the gloves are thin and provide good tactile sensitivity, - said a hygienist who reported that she would probably purchase the gloves and would definitely recommend them to colleagues. Another hygienist, who described Neogard as much better than similar gloves, reported, "No slipping during procedures and my hands did not get hot or dry! - When asked what he liked most, a dentist in practice for 35 years described the gloves as "more tactile than vinyl/nitrile gloves. - Tactile sensitivity and finger dexterity were both rated as excellent or very good by all evaluators.


Overall Satisfaction

With comments such as, "My staff loved them, - and, "the whole office loves them and wants to switch, - 83% of the evaluators described Neogard as much or somewhat better than similar gloves. All evaluators said they would definitely or probably recommend the gloves to colleagues and 12 said they would definitely or probably purchase them. "the gloves were fabulous even the first minute I had them on, - said a North Carolina hygienist with 20 years of experience. "I still look forward to wearing them every day. Great product as I have allergies to gloves and the choices have been minimal. - Overall satisfaction was rated as excellent or very good by 12 evaluators.

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Section A
  • 4.8

  • 4.3
    Ease of donning

  • 4.6

  • 4.5
    Finger dexterity

  • 4.5
    Tactile sensitivity

  • 4.2

  • 3.3

  • 4.4

  • 4.4

Section A AVERAGE : 4.3
Section B
  • 4.3
    Overall Satisfaction

Section B AVERAGE : 4.3

Final Score :
Average of
Section A and B




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