In It Together

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

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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.

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We Have The Skills To Cure, Let's Use It. – Dr. Robert Blashka

My wife and I both contracted the virus from her aide.

I was lucky – asymptomatic, my wife wasn't.
Full blown COVID plus her asthma didn't make it easy or simple. 

I acted in coordination with her primary physician.
The medical community didn't have therapies.
I searched the computer daily for any new treatments, found a few,
cleared it with the MD & got to work.

We are scientists, oral physicians and we can't forget it.
We have skills that aren't always utilized, it’s time we do.

It was 6 weeks and many approaches and fortunately no hospitalization.
Today, I have a grateful and healthy wife.

We have the skills to cure, let's use it.



Dr. Robert Blashka

Stock photo credits: Westend61/GettyImages

Topics: Practitioners, Personal Essay, Region–Northeast

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