Table 1.

Comparing confidence levels before and after the restorative functions course

Content Knowledge
I feel confident in my knowledge of premolar occlusal anatomy.
I feel confident in my knowledge of molar occlusal anatomy.
I feel confident in my knowledge of amalgam composition.
I feel confident in my knowledge of composite material.
I feel confident in my knowledge of cement composition.
I feel confident in my knowledge of glass ionomer composition.
Technical Skill
I feel confident in placement of rubber dams.
I feel confident in placement of Tofflemire retainers.
I feel confident in triturating and packing amalgam.
I feel confident in carving amalgam.
I feel confident in adjusting the occlusion of amalgam restorations.
I feel confident in placement of composite restorations.
I feel confident in adjusting the occlusion of composite restorations.
I feel confident in placement of stainless steel crowns.
I feel confident in placement of glass ionomer restorations.
Practical Application
I feel confident in my ability to learn restorative function techniques.
I feel confident in my ability to provide patient treatment to restorative function.
I feel confident in my ability to incorporate restorative functions into private practice.