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Chair side sterilization has proven to be effective in procedures such as endodontic therapy and certain orthodontic procedures. Sterilization of instruments such as endodontic files in during the procedure has had positive effects as the possibility of microbial remnants is reduced. Glass bead sterilizers are most commonly used equipment of chair side sterilization of small sized dental instruments. A study conducted by the Center for Lower Extremity Ambulatory Research at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine in Chicago concluded that glass bead sterilization was as effective as using autoclaves and is a more effective mode of sterilization than Cetylcide II. This was based on the fact the beads required replacement only once in three months and is effective in only a fraction of the time that is require by autoclaves in sterilization.


What are the features of glass bead sterilization equipment?

A dental glass bead machine consists of a cabinet or outer case that encloses a crucible containing many tiny glass beads. The crucible is also known as a bead well. The glass beads used range from 1.2 to 1.5 mm in diameter. Beads smaller than 1mm are recommended as larger beads are not effective in transferring heat due to the larger air spaces between the beads. The heating range is suggested to be between 217oC and 232oC for a about 3 to 5 seconds. The temperature should not exceed 250oC.

There is a relationship that exists between the size and working surface of an instrument and the temperature of the glass bead sterilizer. Larger instruments require a longer heat-up time. A narrow and deep bead well is preferable to a w ide and shallow one. The instruments to be sterilized are placed deep and near the sides of the walls for best results


How to use a glass bead sterilizer:

The following points can be useful while using a glass bead sterilizer:

  • The crucible is filled with glass beads to a level 3mm below the rim.
  • The plug is inserted into a socket.
  • The crucible should not be coved by a lid at this point
  • Switch the sterilization unit on
  • It takes about 15 to 20 minutes to reach the operating temperature
  • The working parts of the in the instruments are inserted into the glass beads deep and near the walls of the crucible
  • The Council of Dental Therapeutics recommends the use of glass bead sterilizers that have been preheated for a period of 10 seconds at least.
  • It functions on the principle of intense dry heat which can damage vegetative and spore forms of bacteria


Efficacy of Glass Bead Sterilizers:

Although not FDA approved methods of sterilization, glass bead sterilizers are used widely around the world. They are common methods of chair side sterilization of small dental hand instruments such as endodontic files.

The efficacy of glass bead sterilization in sterilizing orthodontic bands was determined by Gerald E. Smith in the and paper published in the America Journal of Orthodontic and Dentofacial Orthopedics in 1986, determined the capability of glass bead sterilizers in sterilization of orthodontic bands and compared it with other methods used in disinfecting orthodontic bands in the office setting. The orthodontic bands were placed one by one into a bead sterilizer of temperature 226oC for 15, 30, 45 and 60 seconds.

The following conclusions were made:

  • 15 seconds           - killed bacteria
  • 45 seconds           - killed spores
  • 90 seconds           - sterilization time required if 5 bands were inserted simultaneously

Other methods that were employed in disinfection of orthodontic bands were tap water rinse, soap scrub, 30-minute soak in alcohol and alcohol flame. It was seen that these methods were not adequate to prevent grown of Staphylococcus albus and Bacillus subtilis. Therefore, the efficacy of glass bead sterilizers in sterilization of orthodontic bands was proven to be better than other common methods employed in such scenarios. From this we can appreciate that glass bead sterilizers are a reliable method of chair side sterilization.


What are the brands selling glass bead sterilizers online in India?

Bestodent, GDP, Clinic Blue Line, Neelkanth, Confident, Safe Med and Confidence Med Sys are some of the brands that sell glass bead sterilizers online at


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