VITA® Shade Guides can be autoclaved up to a maximum temperature of 284ºF (140ºC).
Steam autoclaves are recommended.
Sterilization and Disinfection of VITA® Shade Guides
The VITA Shade Guides can be autoclaved in a steam or chemiclave to a maximum temperature of 284ºF (140ºC). Use of a dry autoclave will damage the Shade Guides and will void any warranty either expressed or implied. Follow the autoclave manufacturer instructions for autoclave cycle times.
NOTE: The base of Classical Shade Guides with the raised lettering of the word “Vitapan” cannot withstand autoclave. These holders must be treated with surface disinfectants only!
Follow the Disinfectant Manufacturers instructions for proper use of surface disinfectants of VITA Shade Guides. Disinfectants with Phenols, Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide, Iodine, Methyl Ethyl Ketone, or Chloroform have been shown to damage the Shade Guides and should be avoided when possible.
If you have questions please call VITA North America at 800-249-1640 (in Canada call 800-324-6224)