J Dent Oral Biol | Volume 1, Issue 2 | Review Article | Open Access

Changing the Landscape of Learning in Dentistry

Peter J Murphy*

Department of Dentistry, University of British Columbia, Canada

*Correspondance to: Peter J Murphy 

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At the University of British Columbia Dental School we are using Flipped Learning to teach fundamental medical sciences to our first year students. The journey to a flipped curriculum at the UBC Dental School was long overdue, and yet for some, came far too fast. There was and is, significant Faculty opposition, but our research is showing the benefits of flipped learning vs. the traditional curriculum. Using tools like Peer Wise and UBC’s award winning Progress Survey has provided a superior learning environment. The purpose of the study is to assess the effectiveness of a flipped learning (active) curriculum versus the traditional lecture based (passive) curriculum in a first year Dental fundamental medical sciences course.


Flipped classroom; Traditional lecture; Fundamental medical sciences; Dental curriculum


Murphy PJ. Changing the Landscape of Learning in Dentistry. J Dent Oral Biol. 2016; 1(2): 1008.

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