What do dental educators think about Generative AI (ChatGPT, Gemini) for dental education?

 πŸ§ We explored their perceptions, potential, and challenges #DentalEduGenAI https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eje.13009


🌐 A global survey was conducted with 428 dental educators from diverse backgrounds. We thank our international team for their collaboration!

πŸ“Š RESULTS: Median values of dental educators' perceptions of AI chatbots' potential to enhance dental education. Results varied by region.

https://doi.org/10.1111/eje.13009


🌍 Africa, Asia, & the Americas perceived more potential in AI chatbots than Europe. Highest potential seen in knowledge acquisition, research, & clinical decision-making.

πŸ“ˆ 31% of respondents already use AI tools, with 64% recognizing their potential in dental education.


🚫 However, 53.9% expressed concern about AI reducing human interaction.

πŸ“‹ What are the perceived barriers to using AI chatbots in dental education? Absence of clear guidelines & training topped the list.


What is the dental educator's perception of AI chatbots' impact on assessment, grading, engagement, critical thinking & interaction? Mixed views on overall impact.


πŸ” Dental educators have a positive yet cautious view of AI chatbot integration in dental curricula. Clear implementation guidelines are needed.


πŸ”“ This research adheres to open science principles! It's preregistered https://osf.io/5fesk/ and the data is open and #FAIR https://zenodo.org/records/8074534 , ensuring transparency and reproducibility.


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πŸ™Œ We hope this research sparks conversations & inspires further exploration of AI chatbots' role in dental education. Share your thoughts using #DentalEduGenAI https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/eje.13009

Kudos to πŸ‘ Ilze Maldupa Prof. Dr. Falk Schwendicke Fontana Margherita Maha El Tantawi Rodrigo MariΓ±o Argyro Kavadella πŸ‘ and the support from Baltic Biomaterials Centre of Excellence and RΔ«ga StradiΕ†Ε‘ University πŸ‘

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