The value of psychological tools in dental education is established.1 I read with interest the article about peer-assisted learning (PAL) as an instructional tool in undergraduate dental education by Ehsan.2 In the current novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, we are using PAL as an instructional tool to teach sterilisation protocols, doning and doffing of protective personal equipment (PPE) and oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab procedures for dental interns posted in our institution. Medical, dental and nursing disciplines actively play their role in PAL with topics subdivided into: a) Sterilisation protocol of hand washing, donning and doffing of PPE, and b) Theoretical and practical demonstration of oropharyngeal and nasopharyngeal swab procedures. In this context, apart from academic excellence, teamwork and positive feedback, PAL paves the way to reduce the burden of workload among the healthcare professionals (medical, dental and nursing) in the COVID-19 catastrophe. More studies are needed regarding PAL as an instructional tool in COVID-19 scenario.
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