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Dental student research focuses on pandemic learning

CDA Journal explores how dental schools have adapted

January 05, 2022 56

Sacramento, Calif. – In the January issue of the Journal of the California Dental Association, dental students share their research on how dental schools have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic. Articles explore the use of teledentistry, the impact of hybrid learning on dental students, the efficacy of virtual didactic delivery for a predoctoral orthodontics course and the impact of community clinical rotations on dental students’ competency in Australia and the U.S.

“California dental schools have adapted during the pandemic, showing flexibility when faced with the changing reality,” said Kerry K. Carney, DDS, editor-in-chief of the CDA Journal. “This issue of the Journal explains how leadership looked into solutions for complex situations and innovated with hybrid models, both for teaching and for care provision.” 

Articles in the January issue include:

  • “Evolution of Patient Care Post-Pandemic: Teledentistry the New Norm, a Narrative Review” by Antranig Mesrobian, MS; Karam Korya, BS; and Kamal Al-Eryani, DDS, PhD.
  • “Impact of Hybrid Learning on Students’ Performance in Biomedical Sciences During COVID-19 Pandemic” by Oussama Hefnawi, BS; Mahvash Navazesh, DMD; and Xi Chen, DPPD, MPA.
  • “Efficacy of Virtual Asynchronous Didactic Delivery and Case-Based Discussions for Predoctoral Orthodontic Education” by James Chen, DDS, PhD, MPH; Brandon Zegarowski, DDS; and Mandy Lam, DDS.
  • “Dental Student Community Clinic Placement in Australia and the United States: Systematic Review and Case Study” by Anna Doan Bowers, DDS; Ove A. Peters, DMD, MS, PhD; Paul Subar, DDS, EdD; Sandra March, BDSc; and Christine I. Peters, DMD.

The Journal of the California Dental Association is an award-winning peer-reviewed scientific publication that keeps dentists up to date about scientific advances, business management strategies and new products.

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