Table 5.

Excerpts from daily clinical objectives and self-assessment taken from clinical competence evaluation forms (post midterm to the end of the final semester)

Daily Clinical ObjectivesSelf-Assessment
Identify where subgingival calculus is located and remove it.
Thorough evaluation of existing restorations.
Complete half mouth quad scale.
Able to feel calculus. Very tenacious calculus. Sometimes must go back with a hand instrument because ultrasonic just won’t remove all of it.
Missed 2 Class III composites on #22 and #27; need to use air and pay more attention to composites.
Realized I need to go more sub with instruments. Feel like I am learning more about fine scaling and learning to know what I am feeling for.