The autoclave sterilizes in a saturated environment with pressurized water vapor at 121 degrees Celsius in 15-20 minutes. It was invented by Charles Chamberland in 1879.
The name of the autoclave is derived from the Greek words auto- (self) and Latin clavis (key) and means “self-locking device”.
Autoclave dentistry is one of the indispensable sterilization devices and has various features. Some of these features are pre-vacuum, post-vacuum and digital printer features.
Dentistry instruments, especially those used for surgical purposes, are first packaged with the bagging device and thrown into an autoclave. In this way, sterile instruments can be stored sterile outside.