Cross contamination clinic-dental laboratoryMagnitude of the problem and proposal for action

  1. Vázquez Rodríguez, Inés
Supervised by:
  1. Pablo Ignacio Varela Centelles Director
  2. Urbano Santana Mora Co-director

Defence university: Universidade de Santiago de Compostela

Fecha de defensa: 12 March 2021

  1. Maria Helena Guimaraes Figueiral da Silva Chair
  2. Pilar Gándara Vila Secretary
  3. Rosendo Bugarín González Committee member

Type: Thesis


Over the course of the dental practice, both workers and patients are exposed to a wide variety of microorganisms susceptible to cause infection. The rigorous control normally followed during disinfection and sterilization of dental equipment in dental clinics may not be followed with the orthodontic or prosthodontic equipment sent to dental laboratory. This doctoral thesis aims to review the practices of cross contamination control in prosthetic laboratories, determine the situation in Galicia, evaluate the audiovisual resources available on the Internet for self-training, analyze the knowledge about dental impression disinfection amongst undergraduate dental students during their clinical years at the University of Santiago de Compostela and create a self-training tool adapted to the needs of the undergraduate students.