Choosing the Right Autoclave for Your Dentist
Now that you understand the different types of autoclaves available on the market, it should be easier to start researching in order to make the right choice.
However, you need to be aware that all autoclaves used in a dental practice must comply with AS/NZ 4815.
While a Class B autoclave
is the best choice for a dental office, there are a few other things to consider when making the right choice.
For example, types of loads that need to be sterilized, such as cell phones, tools, pipes, or other instruments.
Another important thing you need to look at is assignments to sanitizers.
Here is a list of other factors that you need to make other choices in order to choose correctly.
When you buy from an established supplier, choose a supplier that offers a variety of options and helps you make the right decision.
If a distributor is trying to come up with a specific model, it's time to look for another.
Simply put, reliability refers to warranty, after-sales service, and the ease of regular maintenance and upkeep by trained technicians.
Make sure the autoclave has at least a few years of warranty and has a trained technician available for annual calibration, repair and maintenance.
If you're busy practicing, obviously you don't want your staff chasing service technicians to make sure everything is working properly with the autoclave.
If you are busy practicing and growing rapidly, it is best to buy an autoclave with a larger capacity.
Don't choose a larger capacity model just because of its size, as larger autoclaves also consume more energy.
In terms of capacity, it is recommended to purchase multiple dental sterilizers with an average capacity rather than buying a large autoclave, as this can save a lot of time.
Some models also come with accessories, such as a connected printer, to keep track of sterilized products.
You can choose this option if you feel you need it.
In conclusion, choosing the right autoclave for your dental practice will depend on your specific requirements for capacity and the people who will be using the steam sterilizer.
Keep the above tips in mind so you can compare the various models and choose what's right for you.