Across the country, the American criminal justice system holds almost 2.3 million people in 1,719 state prisons; 109 federal prisons; 1,772 juvenile correctional facilities; 3,163 local jails; and 80 Indian Country jails as well as in military prisons, immigration detention facilities, civil commitment centers, state psychiatric hospitals. Within many of these facilities, corrections officials run full-scale medical and dental clinics to meet the ongoing health needs of their inmates.
Prisons Must Adhere to Hygiene, Infection Control, and Quality of Care Regulations
Demands for hygiene, infection control, and overall quality of care are no different for prison clinics than they are in free society. In fact, inmates have a constitutional right to “reasonably adequate care,” and with health and dental care being high-cost services, many governments are looking to deliver as many quality services in-house, due to the rising, exorbitant costs of obtaining care from external providers.
The Prison Population Has Urgent Needs for Dental and Medical Care, Too
What happens on the outside also happens in prison, with regard to health needs. Inmates contract illnesses, sustain injuries, and take on infections. They have urgent dental needs ranging from cleanings and cavity treatment to oral surgeries like root canals. To meet these needs, prison medical and dental clinics must have the right partners for medical and dental supplies to ensure that the care they deliver is of the quality all humans deserve. As a vertically integrated manufacturer that maintains strict quality control, we're qualified to meet the medical and dental supply needs of large institutions like correctional facilities.
Richmond Dental and Medical Is the Brand of Choice for Dental and Medical Supplies
Richmond Dental and Medical is the partner of choice for a full range of medical and dental supplies featuring all-natural, high-performance purified cotton. Our award-winning product lineup, from medical balls and sponges to cotton rolls and cotton-tipped applicators help health care professionals keep their patients comfortable as they get treatment for wounds, injuries, infections, and other conditions. Our autoclavable dispensers, SteriPockets, and facemasks deliver greater safety and infection control for patient and provider alike.
Since 1895, Richmond Dental and Medical has been an elite supplier to dental and medical clinics in the United States, and now around the world. We are known for high quality, superior performance, and a commitment to innovation and industry leadership. With our elite dental and medical supplies and our commitment to unsurpassed customer service, we are the ideal partner for corrections facilities across America.