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Table 5 Frequencies (n) and percentages (%) for important PPE items that help dentists feel safe during dental treatment in the time of COVID-19 pandemic

From: Awareness and knowledge of undergraduate dental students about the signs and symptoms of Corona viral infection (COVID-19), and the required infection control measures to prevent its spread

Equipment Very important Important Neutral Not important
n % n % n % n %
Double gloves 1110 71.4 276 17.7 120 7.7 49 3.2
Surgical mask 780 50.2 528 34.0 174 11.2 73 4.7
N95 mask 1350 86.8 114 7.3 48 3.1 43 2.8
Disposable gown 1308 84.1 189 12.2 56 3.6 2 0.1
Overhead 1163 74.8 275 17.7 114 7.3 3 0.2
Face shield 1318 84.8 214 13.8 23 1.5 0 0.0
Protective eye wear (Goggles) 1099 70.7 303 19.5 118 7.6 35 2.3