How to Choose Right Bench Top Autoclave for Your Dental Practice

Sterilization is the process of removing microorganisms and spores that may be present in an object to prevent infection. Dental instruments that come into contact with blood and non-intact mucous membranes (forceps, prickles, forceps, forceps, scissors, elevators, files, files ...) must always be used sterile, and the simplest way to sterilize instruments in a dental clinic is to use a Autoclave Class B.

Types of Autoclaves:

There exists various types of autoclaves which are ranked according to the type of instruments that can be used. The most common types are as follows:

Class N autoclaves
These are the simplest autoclaves. They remove only a portion of the air by gravity, so that the steam generated pushes the air outward. For this reason, they are not recommended for objects with holes or cannulas, and are only indicated for flat instruments such as scalpels. They do not admit sterilization of bagged instruments and are not recommended for a dental clinic.

Autoclave clase N
This class remove the air inside the chamber using a wall of steam which is denser than air. During the sterilization cycle, they perform this process three times, thus ensuring the extraction of all indoor air. They can sterilize porous bagged products but not textile items and are therefore not recommended for use in dental clinics.

Autoclave clase S
These portable china dental autoclaves remove the air inside the chamber through the use of a vacuum pump, creating a negative pressure that forces steam entry. They can sterilize porous instruments with blind holes (turbines, against angles) and textile loads, so they are the autoclaves indicated for a dental clinic according to European standard 13060.