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The perspective of undergraduate dental students on web-based learning in pediatric dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Korean multicenter cross-sectional survey.
BMC Med Educ. 2021 Sep 25; 21(1):505.BM

Abstract

BACKGROUND

The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and created a shift in the dental education program. This sudden change in the dental education program may have affected the academic standards of dental students. This study aimed to evaluate the overall satisfaction and effectiveness of online learning in pediatric dentistry of undergraduate dental students' during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.

METHODS

An anonymous online survey was sent to three dental schools, and responses were collected from dental school students. Questions included the demographics, perspectives of online classes, comparison of online and offline pediatric dentistry classes and opinions on how dental schools are handling the pandemic. Students' perspectives on online classes were evaluated based on satisfaction with online education. Data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Mann-Whitney U test.

RESULTS

Most students took online classes from home (80.9%) using Zoom (50.4%). The majority reported overall program satisfaction (74.1%) and agreed that universities implemented online classes well (55%). Students who were in favor of online classes responded more positively to questions on the effectiveness and safety of online learning (p < 0.05). Regardless of satisfaction with online education, the students agreed that the online education shift was the right decision in pandemic outbreak.

CONCLUSIONS

Dental students in South Korea preferred and adapted well to the web-based learning program in pediatric dentistry during COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Dentistry, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Chosun University, Gwangju, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Dental and Life Science Institute, Pusan National University, Yangsan, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Kyungheedae-Ro 26, Dongdaemoon-Gu, Seoul, 02447, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Kyungheedae-Ro 26, Dongdaemoon-Gu, Seoul, 02447, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Kyungheedae-Ro 26, Dongdaemoon-Gu, Seoul, 02447, South Korea.Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University, Kyungheedae-Ro 26, Dongdaemoon-Gu, Seoul, 02447, South Korea. pedokhyung@gmail.com.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Multicenter Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

34563185

Citation

Herr, Lan, et al. "The Perspective of Undergraduate Dental Students On Web-based Learning in Pediatric Dentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Korean Multicenter Cross-sectional Survey." BMC Medical Education, vol. 21, no. 1, 2021, p. 505.
Herr L, Jih MK, Shin J, et al. The perspective of undergraduate dental students on web-based learning in pediatric dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Korean multicenter cross-sectional survey. BMC Med Educ. 2021;21(1):505.
Herr, L., Jih, M. K., Shin, J., Chae, Y. K., Lee, H. S., Choi, S. C., & Nam, O. H. (2021). The perspective of undergraduate dental students on web-based learning in pediatric dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Korean multicenter cross-sectional survey. BMC Medical Education, 21(1), 505. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12909-021-02928-w
Herr L, et al. The Perspective of Undergraduate Dental Students On Web-based Learning in Pediatric Dentistry During the COVID-19 Pandemic: a Korean Multicenter Cross-sectional Survey. BMC Med Educ. 2021 Sep 25;21(1):505. PubMed PMID: 34563185.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The perspective of undergraduate dental students on web-based learning in pediatric dentistry during the COVID-19 pandemic: a Korean multicenter cross-sectional survey. AU - Herr,Lan, AU - Jih,Myeong Kwan, AU - Shin,Jonghyun, AU - Chae,Yong Kwon, AU - Lee,Hyo-Seol, AU - Choi,Sung Chul, AU - Nam,Ok Hyung, Y1 - 2021/09/25/ PY - 2021/04/25/received PY - 2021/08/17/accepted PY - 2021/9/26/entrez PY - 2021/9/27/pubmed PY - 2021/9/29/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - Dental education KW - Distance learning KW - Online learning KW - Pediatric dentistry SP - 505 EP - 505 JF - BMC medical education JO - BMC Med Educ VL - 21 IS - 1 N2 - BACKGROUND: The COVID-19 pandemic changed the world and created a shift in the dental education program. This sudden change in the dental education program may have affected the academic standards of dental students. This study aimed to evaluate the overall satisfaction and effectiveness of online learning in pediatric dentistry of undergraduate dental students' during the COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea. METHODS: An anonymous online survey was sent to three dental schools, and responses were collected from dental school students. Questions included the demographics, perspectives of online classes, comparison of online and offline pediatric dentistry classes and opinions on how dental schools are handling the pandemic. Students' perspectives on online classes were evaluated based on satisfaction with online education. Data were analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis test and the Mann-Whitney U test. RESULTS: Most students took online classes from home (80.9%) using Zoom (50.4%). The majority reported overall program satisfaction (74.1%) and agreed that universities implemented online classes well (55%). Students who were in favor of online classes responded more positively to questions on the effectiveness and safety of online learning (p < 0.05). Regardless of satisfaction with online education, the students agreed that the online education shift was the right decision in pandemic outbreak. CONCLUSIONS: Dental students in South Korea preferred and adapted well to the web-based learning program in pediatric dentistry during COVID-19 pandemic. SN - 1472-6920 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/34563185/The_perspective_of_undergraduate_dental_students_on_web_based_learning_in_pediatric_dentistry_during_the_COVID_19_pandemic:_a_Korean_multicenter_cross_sectional_survey_ L2 - https://bmcmededuc.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12909-021-02928-w DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -