Healthcare professionals like doctors and dentists wear gloves to make sure safety and cleanliness. Gloves also are worn to assist with infection control. The most categories include latex, nitrile, and vinyl. Popular gloves for healthcare professionals include powdered latex, powder-free latex, powder-free nitrile, powdered vinyl, and powder-free vinyl. Though these are often mentioned as "exam gloves," dentists are required to wear these while performing on patients.