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Modern Research in Dentistry

Paradigm Shift in Dental Education due to COVID-19
  • Open or CloseAzrul Hafiz*

    Faculty of Dentistry, Islamic Sciences University of Malaysia, Malaysia

    *Corresponding author:Azrul Hafiz, Faculty of Dentistry, Islamic Sciences University of Malaysia, Malaysia

Submission: April 16, 2021Published: April 21, 2021

DOI: 10.31031/MRD.2021.06.000634

Volume6 Issue2


The COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by surprise. New norms were being explored to curb the spread of the deathly virus. A typical pneumonia in Wuhan were unexpectedly burst into new deadly viral disease [1]. The virus has not only significantly affected the people health but also caused devastating effect on economy, social and education sector. In the initial period of the COVID-19, government around the world have introduce a total lockdown procedure for several months. People with or without COVID-19 symptom were advice to stay at home and restricted their movement. For those who have been contacted by the virus or suspected being infected were send for screening at health facilities. Individual with positive result from the test were being send to a quarantine facility. Physical distancing, hand sanitizing and compulsory face mask in public places were made mandatory in this period. This were done to reduce the infection curved and lower the number of affected people.

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