Why should dentists choose a Class B dental Autoclave Sterilizer
to their instruments?
The main reason why most dental offices do not recommend Class N and Class S autoclaves is that they lack the versatility of the more advanced Class B models. Contrary to other models, Class B dental autoclaves use a powerful vacuum pump to remove all air from the chamber, which allows them to use steam to sterilize every part of the instruments inside. This enables them to handle wrapped and unwrapped instruments, porous items, and medical textiles.
In addition, their disinfection and drying cycles are much faster, allowing medical staff to work more efficiently
What to look out for when using an autoclave for dental disinfection
Get the protective gear you need!
Handling instruments that may be at risk of infection prior to sterilization also requires you to have appropriate protective equipment. In addition to hoods and safety glasses, all dental offices must be equipped with chemical- and wear-resistant gloves.
Before steam sterilizing your instrument, wash the sterilized items
You should always clean and dry dental tools before loading them into the autoclave, otherwise the steam may not be able to sterilize all of their surfaces. Also, if you have a particularly busy dental practice and you don't have time to clean your instruments right away, remember to pre-soak them to prevent blood and other biological debris from hardening on your instruments.
Do not overload the autoclave!
While it may seem like a good idea to squeeze as many dental instruments as possible into the chamber of the autoclave, this can easily lead to longer sterilization cycles or prevent steam penetration from being too densely packed inside the autoclave.