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Table 2 Self-perceived preparedness related to cognition, communication and professional skills of 5th year dental students arranged in descending order with regards to “No experience”

From: Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on dental education: online experience and practice expectations among dental students at the University of Jordan

Skill No experience % Mostly % Always %
1 I evaluate new dental materials/products using evidence-based approach. 47.3 38.9 13.7
2 I have sufficient evidence-based knowledge of scientific principles to support my practice. 19.1 66.4 14.5
3 I reflect on my clinical practice in order to address my learning needs. 9.9 50.4 39.7
4 I can manage patient’s expectations for their treatment. 7.6 61.1 31.3
5 I am able to refer patients with complex treatment needs. 6.9 30.5 62.6
6 I feel comfortable asking for help from supervisor/colleague if needed. 6.9 46.6 46.6
7 I maintain accurate records of my clinical notes. 4.6 50.4 45
8 I restrict my relations with my patients to a professional level. 4.6 43.5 51.9
9 I take responsibility for my continuing professional development. 3.8 33.6 62.6
10 I take appropriate measures to protect patient confidentiality. 3.8 22.9 73.3
11 I can communicate potential procedural risks to my patients. 3.1 47.3 49.6
12 I can obtain informed consent from my patients. 2.3 31.3 66.4
13 I can motivate my patients to maintain good oral/general health. 1.5 55 43.5
14 I am aware of my legal responsibilities as a dental professional. 0.8 31.3 67.9
15 I recognize my personal limitations in clinical practice. 0.8 39.7 59.5
16 I can communicate appropriately with my colleagues. 0.8 26.7 72.5
17 I can communicate effectively with my patients. 0 35.9 64.1