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


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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One Year into the Global Pandemic as a Result of COVID-19, We Are Still Standing – Dr. Vanchit John

One year after we went into our lockdown mode we continue to adjust and adapt to our clinical reality of increased...

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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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Resources From the Dugoni School of Dentistry – Dan Soine

The Dugoni School of Dentistry has a variety of materials and videos that were produced during the pandemic. Feel...

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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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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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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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Dental School in the time of COVID – Kenji O'Brien

It was Friday March 13, 2020. Rumors had been circulating the school all week. Seven days earlier, Mayor London...

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