In It Together

A community sourced archive,
documenting COVID-19’s impact
on dentistry

Sponsored by Patterson Dental

Many in the dental community have been affected by COVID-19 and want to share their stories.

As a result, the ADA is launching the JADA+ COVID-19 Monograph—a digital collection of stories, reflections, and accounts from any perspective, in any format, including articles, essays, podcasts, videos, graphics, and photos—that is open to all contributors. Submit your COVID-19 story here.

Stories by Region

CareQuest Institute for Oral Health: The Community Oral Health Transformation Initiative

In 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic required dental operations to shut down almost completely. This is a story...

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Navy Dentistry Confronts COVID-19 – Lt. Sarah Ermoshkin

Photo By Petty Officer 2nd Class Jessica Dowell | 201119-N-JD875-1001 ANNAPOLIS, Md. (November 19, 2020) – Lt. Cmdr....

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A New Era in the 21st Century Dental School Graduation – Dr. Jack Lupfer

Lesson 1—Hindsight is 20/20...If nothing else, the current state of the world has reinforced for me that time is...

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Diagnosing COVID-19 Through Observation of Oral Lesions – Dr. Gary Bauman and colleagues

Diagnosing COVID-19 in the Dental Office Setting through Observation of Oral Lesions: A Case Report

Dr. Gary Bauman,...

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Two Dentists Detail their Journey to get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 – Dr. Whitney Mostafiz-Levinson and Dr. Michelle Lee

We are grateful to have received our COVID-19 vaccinations; but the journey to receive them as private practitioners...

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Giving Back to Others During the COVID-19 Pandemic – Dr. Thomas Connolly

In mid-march during my walk in Central Park (New York City), I thought my allergies were acting up with the trees and...

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Dentist to the Superheroes – Dr. Andrew Tanchyk

Dentists to the stars or celebrities often have odd but useful technical and patient management related case reports...

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What is Science? Mary Shelley, where are you? – Dr. Andrew Tanchyk

What is Science? The real question nowadays, if we dare, when the politicians or media and corporate types evangelize...

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How My Patients Saved My Practice – Dr. Robert Donahue

I truly believe that our patients really do care about us. Below are excerpts of two letters that I sent, one dated...

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Vaccination Station #33 – Dr. Sonal Shah

Dr. Sonal S. Shah, an oral pathologist/oral medicine specialist in New York City, is ready at station 33 for her next...

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The Pandemic Has Changed Everything – Dr. Anthony Tumolo

The pandemic has changed everything including dentistry. Though I am retired and miss the profession that I love, I...

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Huh? This has never happened before. – Dr. Andrew Tanchyk

Huh? This never happened in my dental practice of over forty years. At least not this often. I guess this pandemic...

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A Sense of Duty and Community – Dr. Ryan Lee

Ryan Lee ’03 runs a dental oncology practice with four offices in the Northeast. But for the past month he’s been...

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Stepping Up or If Not Now, When? – Dr. Victor Badner

In late 2019, we became aware of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2, the viral etiology of coronavirus...

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Romeo and Juliet Live – Dr. Andrew Tanchyk

It was barely 10 days into the viral shutdown at my dental office. I had all kinds of plans for reorganizing the...

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Ionization: A Possible Answer to the Reduction of Transmission of Viruses in Interior Spaces – Dr. Murray Rosenthal

I have done some research as to sterilizing interior areas and have come across the benefits of needlepoint bipolar...

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Practicing With COVID-19 – Dr. Adina Simone

Practicing with Covid is challenging- almost more difficult than dental school and residency. We treated AIDS patients...

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What I Loved About 2020 – Dr. Edward L. Perlow

I’ve always loved learning and 2020 has taught me a lot. I love the fact that my wife and I could transition from a...

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Volunteering During the Covid-19 Pandemic: What an oral surgeon can do – Dr. Stuart Lieblich

As an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in private practice I’ve also had the opportunity to participate in volunteer...

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