Innovation of dental education during COVID-19 pandemic

Tsai Yu Chang, Guang Hong, Corrado Paganelli, Prathip Phantumvanit, Wei Jen Chang, Yi Shing Shieh, Ming Lun Hsu

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Abstract

Background/purpose: The impact of the pandemic of COVID-19 has a certain influence on various walks of life around the world. Because of the pandemic of this novel coronavirus in terms of COVID-19, the social life global wide has been changed a lot. To keep the social distance between human being to prevent from being infected is the most important strategy for all the countries. Many dental schools have been locked down to minimize the spread out of this coronavirus infection. Close contact between human being are required for all those learning process in traditional dental education. Learning methods should be innovated to keep on the learning process but away from being infected for dental education during pandemic. The purpose of this manuscript is to exchange the information and experience of those dental educators from different countries to prepare for the future demand for dental education during pandemic. Materials and methods: By means of three online symposiums, dental educators from different countries were invited to give presentation and discussion regarding to the information and experience in the innovation of dental education during the pandemic. Results: The results showed that the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19 affects the dental education a lot. Intelligent technology has certain benefit for the learning process of dental education during the pandemic. Conclusion: The impact of the pandemic of COVID-19 affects dental education a lot. The model of dental education should be innovated to suit different situations and novelty intelligent technology should be applied for future dental education.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Dental Sciences
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Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • Coronavirus
  • Dental education
  • Lockdown
  • Online learning
  • Pandemic

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dentistry(all)

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    Chang, T. Y., Hong, G., Paganelli, C., Phantumvanit, P., Chang, W. J., Shieh, Y. S., & Hsu, M. L. (Accepted/In press). Innovation of dental education during COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Dental Sciences. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jds.2020.07.011