The Best Method for Sharp Instruments Steri-Dent Dry Heat Sterilizers kill bacteria without moisture and will not dull sharp instruments. Plus, they can be used to dry wet packs or as a back-up sterilizer in your practice – the perfect complement to an autoclave. The advantage of using this type of sterilizer is metal tools and instruments will not rust, allowing these tools and instruments to last much longer. Other advantages include less pitting and dulling of sharps, and no drying time is required. Dry heat sterilizers are commonly used with dental instruments, burs, reusable needles, glass syringes, medical instruments and glassware, Mercury Free Thermometer Maintenance-Free Unlike wet heat methods, Steri-Dent Dry Heat Sterilizers require no routine cleaning. Safe and Simple to Operate Dry heat sterilization works without pressure, steam, or chemicals, which increases safety. Steri-Dent products feature a rapid-start heating element for fast operation. Convenient Utility trays can be sterilized with lids on and stored without contamination. Steri-Dent Sterilizers also have automatic timers with heat “hold” capability for continuous use in a busy practice. High-Quality Stainless steel construction means no rust – ever!