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


The Houston Equality Dental Network – Dr. Alex Barrera

The Houston Equality Dental Network was established in 2019 as a non-profit dental organization for LGBTQ+ dental...

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Dealing with COVID-19 – Dr. Ronald Sherwood

In March 2020, the global pandemic arrived in Texas. Rumors had been circulating for a few weeks and we heard that...

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Everything Old Is New Again, Except It's Analog to Digital – Dr. Margaret Scarlett

At the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a newly reported disease with a rare lung disease captured...

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Working Together – Dr. Tiffany E. Wilson

“Whether providing instruction virtually, working clinically, or volunteering at my Alma Mater, Meharry Medical...

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UTHealth Houston AEGD Residents’ Perspectives and Adaption to the COVID-19 Pandemic – Dr. Qingze Lv and colleagues

IntroductionOn December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities reported an outbreak caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.

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Periodontal Disease in the COVID-19 World and Beyond – Dr. William Fell

COVID-19 is forcing many in dentistry to change the status quo and rethink our wellworn approaches to clinical...

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The WVU School of Dentistry Experience During the Coronavirus Shutdown – Dr. Juan M. Bugueno and colleagues

Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: The West Virginia University School of Dentistry (WVU SOD) Experience During the...

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My COVID-19 Experience – Dr. Douglas E. Hunter

I recall back in February and early March of 2020 having discussions with patients about this new virus originating...

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A Uniquely Challenging Time for Associate Dentists – Dr. Kelsey Garza

We all know what a difficult time it is to be a business owner during COVID-19. Many businesses, including some...

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My COVID Experience – Dr. Rob Schick

My COVID Experience started over 11 months ago. I was at a Boy Scout event in Tulsa, OK from March 6-7, 2020. The...

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Emergency Care for Those in Need – Dr. Jeannie M. Bath

Here's something I wrote during the early days of the lockdown, when only emergency dental treatment was allowed....

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Portrait of PPE in Late 2020 – Dr. Partha Mukherji

Here is picture taken in the last few months from my office.Harris Southwest Dental in Fort Worth, TX

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A Symbiosis of Mutual Benefit – Dr. Jillian McKelroy

I wasn’t originally planning to spend my entire career in public health dentistry. It was a starting off point, a...

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2020 Has Been A Tough Year For My Family. – Dr. Ansley H. Depp

I saw what was coming when COVID-19 starting affecting dental offices and closed my office one day before the ADA...

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