Dental Autoclaves Buying Guide

Choose the best sterilization unit for your practice.

DuraPro Health knows you're committed to protecting patients by using the most efficient sterilization products for the instruments you use daily. Autoclave sterilization units are a common choice for dental offices. They involve heating water in a closed chamber, creating steam and pressure. The resulting heat is the sterilizing agent.

Dental Instruments on Tray going into Autoclave

Autoclave sterilizers have the advantage over dry heat sterilizers in that they can sterilize a lot of objects at once and can do it in a short amount of time.

Here's a guide to choosing the best autoclave sterilization equipment for your practice.

Dental Steam Sterilizer Autoclaves

Automatic autoclaves offer the most convenient sterilization, operating with just the push of a button. Simply load your instruments, choose the proper settings and press the start button. These machines automatically dry the instruments as well, so you can pull out your instruments and be ready to use them. 

The one disadvantage to automatic vs. manual autoclaves is that they tend to be a bit pricier. DuraPro Health can help with that, too. In addition to new automatic autoclaves from industry leaders like Tuttnauer and Prestige, DuraPro Health offers certified pre-owned models as well as refurbished models that can offer as much as 40 to 60% in savings compared to new equipment. DuraPro Health conducts mechanical and electrical testing on all of this equipment, plus checks appearance and restores defects to ensure you receive the highest-quality units.

Pricing for new units varies. It can run from as little as $2,598 for our Tuttnauer Valueklave 1730M to $15,793 for our large-capacity Tuttnauer 3870EA

Refurbished units range from $3,098 to $9,398 (for the corresponding Tuttnauer 3870EA large capacity unit), depending on capacity and features.

Certified pre-owned models can range from $4,998 to $5,498.

Manual Autoclaves

Some dental practices prefer manual autoclaves, not only because they are less expensive, but also because they offer more control over settings like temperature. DuraPro Health carries well-known brands like Midmark and Tuttnauer.

New manual autoclaves can range from as low as $2,598 all the way up to $13,988. We also offer refurbished manual autoclaves that can save you money, ranging in price from $1,698 for the Midmark M7 Speedclave to $8,098 for the Tuttnauer 3870M Autoclave (which runs more than $13,000 new).

Shop with DuraPro Health.

Serving the dental industry for more than 30 years, DuraPro Health follows a mission of providing professionals with affordable, high-quality equipment, supplies and services. Our products can save you 40 to 60% compared to purchases from other suppliers. What's more, we offer a comprehensive selection, white-glove delivery, installation, service and support as well as parts and labor warranties to protect you.

DuraPro Health also carries a wide range of autoclave and sterilizer parts from trusted names and at affordable prices. Also, be sure to check out DuraPro Health's supply of autoclave sterilization pouches.

DuraPro Health also carries a variety of other infection control products to help you keep employees and patients healthy, not to mention refurbished imaging equipment, patient care and exam room supplies, cabinetry and more.

Contact us anytime if you have questions about our products.

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