Key Organizations & Resources

Each of the organizations below offer helpful resources specific to the COVID-19 pandemic.

American Dental Association (ADA) Resources:

Health Policy Institute (HPI)
To better understand the impact of COVID-19 on US dental practices, HPI has initiated a biweekly poll on economic conditions during the pandemic and produces several reports and webinars describing their findings.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Center for Dentists
This webpage contains resources and guidance to help dentists navigate this unprecedented time for their practices, staff, and patients.

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions
Pertinent information for dentists, staff, and patients surrounding key topics that arise amidst the pandemic, including employer/employee issues, financial and loan information, clinical safety recommendations, and guidance for patient communication.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Advocacy
Provides information on ADA’s advocacy and lobbying priorities during the pandemic.

American Association of Public Health Dentistry (AAPHD)
This dental public health group has prepared COVID-19 resources that can be found on their website.

American Dental Education Association (ADEA) Resources:

Pandemic Resource Guide for Dental Education
To assist members in their response COVID-19, ADEA developed a pandemic guide with information and lists of resources related to student affairs and enrollment management.

Dental School Updates for Applicants
List of application process updates, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as provided by dental schools.

American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA)
ADHA has created a webpage dedicated to COVID-19 resources for dental hygienists.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Twice each year, the AAMC fields a Consumer Survey of Health Care Access to assess access to health care services in the United States. The OHWRC has partnered with AAMC to gain consumer perspective on access barriers to oral health services. Recently the AAMC Consumer Survey added questions on COVID-19 impacts on medical and oral health services.

DentaQuest Partnership for Oral Health Advancement
The DentaQuest Partnership has a COVID-19 webpage with access webinars, publications, and other resources to help stakeholders stay informed, educated, and prepared during the pandemic.

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
HRSA’s COVID-19 webpage contains information regarding the Provider Relief Fund, opportunities for funding through the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), answers to frequently asked questions, and other federal resources.

Health Workforce Technical Assistance Center (HWTAC)
HWTAC has dedicated a section of its website to up-to-date news about COVID-19 as it relates to the health workforce. Key areas of focus include surge capacity strategies, organizational policies and guidelines, telehealth, long-term care, health workforce safety, maintaining the educational pipeline, regulatory flexibility, and state workforce strategies.

National Network for Oral Health Access (NNOHA)
NNOHA’s website has a dedicated COVID-19 resource page.

National Rural Health Association
NRHA’s National Rural Oral Health Initiative webpage provides COVID-19 resources that are specific to oral health.