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Feasibility of online learning among Indian students of dentistry during the CoVid-19 outbreak



Sonal Saigal1, Narendra Nath Singh1, Ankur Bhargava2,*, Swati Singh3, Lokesh Tomar4 & Somya Salwi3



1Department of Oral Pathology, Microbiology & Forensic Odontology, Dental Institute, RIMS, Ranchi - 834009, India; 2Department of Oral Pathology & Microbiology, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Hazaribag - 825301, India; 3Department of Pediatric and Preventive Dentistry, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences & Hospital, Hazaribag - 825301, India; 4Delhi Institute of Health Care and Research, New Delhi - 110087, India;



Sonal Saigal - E-mail: drsaigalop@gmail.com

Narendra Nath Singh - E-mail: naren_cancer@hotmail.com

Ankur Bhargava - E-mail: drankurbhargava@gmail.com

Swati Singh - E-mail: swatibidsh06@gmail.com

Lokesh Tomar - E-mail: delhiinstituteofhealthcare@gmail.com

Somya Salwi - E-mail: somu.sal1141994@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



Even though there were several online dentistry academic programs available, the pandemic accelerated the development of e-learning processes and presented unprecedented obstacles to dental education. The pandemic has given rise to a technology-powered teaching style that replaced the centuries-old chalk-talk method. However, because it was a quick change, it had flaws and limitations and has caused turmoil and confusion among many educational teams, particularly in the academic sector. As a necessary consequence, this study is performed to evaluate undergraduate dental students' lived experiences, as well as their capability, willingness and frame of mind for the adoption of online teaching and learning approaches as part of blended learning. Hence, the use of online tutorials should be an effective method of providing meaningful insights for undergraduate dental students.



COVID-19; coronavirus; education, dental; dentistry



Saigal et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 362-367 (2024)


Edited by

Vini Mehta






Biomedical Informatics



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