Richmond’s 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponges Earn Best Product Award 2020

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We’re thrilled to announce that Richmond Dental and Medical has earned recognition for product excellence once again! Following wins in 2017 and 2019, the company’s 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge has again achieved a Best Product designation from Dental Product Shopper in 2020.

The 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge is the quintessential general use sponge for both dental and medical applications, combining all the best features of sponges into one exceptional product: superior absorbency, lint-free, smooth, texture, and ultimate patient comfort, since it will not stick to the mucosa.

Richmond’s 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge is manufactured in the USA from 100% purified, medical-grade cotton.  They come in three sizes (including 4”x4” for hemostasis). Lint-free, soft, and nonwoven, the sponge leaves no fibers behind on either the patient’s mouth or the dental instruments. The sponge is gentle and durable, making it a great choice for delicate patient applications and deep cleaning.

Richmond’s 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge is also a sustainable choice—it is all-natural and biodegradable. Vertically integrated with its cotton supplier, Barnhardt Purified Cotton, Richmond Dental and Medical’s 125 year reputation for quality and integrity is unmatched. Patients and providers can rest assured that our products use only the finest raw materials.

Dental Product Shopper asked dental assistant Wendy Nato, CDA, EFDA to weigh in on the decision. She explained:

Our practice had been using a generic brand of sponges to save money, but they didn't absorb well and we ended up having to use more and more product during procedures. This meant buying and wasting more sponges than we bargained for! Not only were we wasting money, but the lack of absorption led to fluid seeping onto my hands during treatment. And when assisting with restorative procedures, the sponges would often shred and stick to the composite material.

Richmond Dental & Medical’s 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponges have since saved the day for our practice. The sponges use a 4-ply design and have a smooth, textured surface that helps them absorb extremely well. I appreciate this, especially when trying to control hemorrhage during extractions or periodontal surgery—situations where you don’t want fluid to pool in the patient’s mouth while you’re working in a different area.

Providing patients with a comfortable experience is a top priority for me. If you're trying to remove a sponge that is stuck to the patient's gingiva, you risk ripping their tissue and causing them even more discomfort and pain. There is also the possibility of dislodging a clot while trying to stop it. Richmond 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponges are made of all-natural, lint-free fiber. They feel soft in the patient's mouth and won't stick to their tissue or gingiva after treatment. I also appreciate that they are biodegradable and manufactured here in the U.S.

We are so proud to carry on our legacy of product excellence, which has been recognized by the likes of Dental Product Shopper and Dental Advisor.

“Recognition means a lot, and especially when it comes from those within our industry,” said Brad Fekete, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Richmond Dental and Medical. “Dental professionals know what’s truly best for their patients, and to have them name our 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge is a huge compliment. I know the amount of work that gets put into these products, so I’m overjoyed to see all that hard work pay off. In such a difficult year for everyone, we’re just happy we could help create a better experience for clinicians and patients.”

To order the 100% Cotton Nonwoven Sponge from your preferred dealer, please contact us at Richmond Dental and Medical.