Table 4

Dental procedures respondents reported as essential for general dentist competence, for which their graduates were prepared, and how their students were prepared, by percentage and number of respondents to each item

ProcedureEssential Competence for General DentistsPrepared for Independent PracticeLive Patient EncounterNo Clinical Teaching in Area
Diagnosis and treatment planning100%/48
N=48
96%/47
N=49
100%/49
N=49
2%/1
N=49
Caries risk assessment100%/48
N=48
89%/44
N=49
100%/49
N=49
2%/1
N=49
Restorative dentistry100%/48
N=48
92%/45
N=49
100%/49
N=49
2%/1
N=49
Stainless steel crowns94%/44
N=48
59%/29
N=49
86%/42
N=49
0
N=49
Pulp therapy94%/44
N=48
57%/28
N=49
84%/41
N=49
2%/1
N=49
Radiographic techniques100%/48
N=48
96%/47
N=49
100%/49
N=49
4%/2
N=49
Infant oral examination92%/43
N=47
71%/34
N=48
83%/40
N=498
13%/6
N=48
Preventive treatments of prophylaxis and sealants100%/48
N=48
98%/48
N=49
100%/49
N=49
4%/2
N=49
Tell, show, do form of behavior management100%/48
N=48
98%/48
N=49
100%/49
N=49
4%/2
N=49
Voice control form of behavior management62%/28
N=45
39%/19
N=49
53%/26
N=49
14%/7
N=49
Protective stabilization form of behavior management27%/12
N=494
18%/9
N=49
20%/10
N=49
37%/18
N=49
Nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia behavior management75%/35
N=47
63%/31
N=49
74%/36
N=49
14%/7
N=49
Management of dental and alveolar trauma83%/39
N=47
47%/22
N=47
49%/24
N=49
14%/7
N=49
Special needs patients74%/34
N=46
42%/20
N=48
68%/32
N=47
3%/6
N=47
Space management91%/42
N=46
71%/34
N=48
84%/41
N=49
8%/4
N=49
  • N=total number of participants responding (yes/no) to that item