IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON DENTAL EDUCATION
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 3, Pages 2053-2057
AbstractCOVID-19 (corona virus disease 2019) originated from Wuhan, china at the end of 2019 affected not only china but also spread all over the world and became a pandemic which was announced by WHO at march 2020. To prevent the spread of this corona virus disease many countries around the world announced Lockdown for several months. The people were asked to quarantine in their homes. All the Educational institutions like schools, colleges and universities are closed. It made a huge impact on health professionals and dental education. To avoid close contact between students, dental schools, colleges and laboratories were closed. so various virtual modes were undertaken to deliver Dental education in three different categories - lectures & problem based learning, Iaboratory training and clinical training. Although virtual modes of education had advantages, it has many disadvantages. The disease also has impact on dental research. In conclusion, though the pandemic caused more challenges to dental students and dental education, it paved a new way for Revolutionary modifications in dental education.
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