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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 61-64

Online dental education during coronavirus pandemic-challenges and future ahead: An observational study

Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Malvika Singh
Department of Periodontics, Institute of Dental Sciences, Sehora, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/bjhs.bjhs_71_20

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CONTEXT: The spread of coronavirus infection and its declaration of pandemic by the World Health Organization took us all by surprise and left us unprepared. Sudden lockdown declared by the Government of India confined the studies to be taken up through online mode. AIMS: The aim of this study was to assess the problems faced by the students and faculty members while conducting online lectures during pandemic. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: The study was conducted in our institute. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A total of 336 students and 52 faculty members enrolled in various professional years of Bachelors of Dental Surgery were selected for the study. STATISTICAL ANALYSIS USED: Standard deviation, mean, and mode. RESULTS: Majority of students and faculty members suffered from various forms of connectivity issues while their other issues were completely different. CONCLUSIONS: Both students and faculty members suffered from different issues but minimizing these issues though cooperation and seemed to be a way out for online mode of teaching during coronavirus times.

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