A Pandemic Resource Guide for Dental Education


To assist ADEA members in their response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), ADEA developed this guide with information and lists of resources related to student affairs and enrollment management.

It is divided into the following sections:

  1.  Risk and Crisis Management in Higher Education, 
  2.  Academic Advisement Resources, 
  3.  Admissions and Enrollment Management,
  4.  Career Services,
  5.  Community College Resources,
  6.  Financial Aid Resources,
  7. Interprofessional, Teaching, Learning and Research,
  8.  Student Affairs and Diversity and Inclusion Resources,
  9.  Student Testing Services,
  10.  Well-being and Resiliency, 
  11.  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Resources and
  12.  Medicaid Clinical Resources.

Additionally, ADEA has identified some resources as recommended reading.


CDC Preventive COVID-19 Measures

Help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including flu and COVID-19, by complying with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching your face.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or use a tissue to cover your sneeze, then throw the tissue into the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid handshaking or cheek-kissing as greetings—use the elbow bump instead.

Visit U.S. CDC Coronavirus Situation Summary to receive up-to-date information on COVID-19.


ADEA statement on the WHO guidance

American Dental Education Association Underscores Importance of Oral Health Care During Pandemic


The Road Map to Reset the Nation’s Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

This road map, unanimously approved by the AAMC Board of Directors last week, identifies a set of immediate, evidence-based, commonsense actions we believe are essential to contain the virus and end the pandemic.

CMS Office of Minority Health 

OCR Issues Guidance on Civil Rights Protections Prohibiting Discrimination During COVID-19PDF

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is issuing guidance to ensure that recipients of federal financial assistance understand that they must comply with applicable federal civil rights laws and regulations that prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, and national origin in HHS-funded programs during COVID-19. This Bulletin focuses on recipients' compliance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VI).

American Public Health Association (APHA)

COVID-19 Conversations Webinar Series
The Road to Immunity During COVID-19: Developing and Distributing a Vaccine
June 10, 2020 | 5:00 - 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time

CDC Guidance for Dental Settings

CDC updated dental guidance. The Oral Health Division of the CDC has just made live on their website new Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Settings.

Returning to Work 

CDC updated information on protecting yourself from COVID-19 when returning to work.

New AADB COVID-19 Resources 

The latest list of COVID-19 resources from the American Association of Dental Boards (AADB).

Center for Disease Control 

The Oral Health Division of the CDC has just made live on their website new Interim Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control in Dental Settings.

The American College Health Association (ACHA)

Health and Safety Considerations for Returning to CampusPDF

HHS Allocates Funds to Medicaid and CHIP Providers 

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expects to distribute $15 billion to eligible Medicaid and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) providers through the Provider Relief Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.

In addition to launching an application portal that allows providers to attest to relief fund payments made for health care-related expenses or lost revenue attributed to COVID-19, HHS is also holding webcasts to learn more about the application process on June 23 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time and June 25 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendees can pre-register to reserve a spot on their preferred date. Providers can also download a user guide to assist in understanding the application process.

National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine 

Preliminary Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine is now available to download for free.

National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) developed a legal guidebook to assist public health professionals improve their department’s administrative preparedness capabilities and ensure that its administrative operations support response activities by encouraging collaborative preparatory work among preparedness, legal, human resources, procurement, and other staff.

Littler – Podcast 

Challenges in returning employees back to work after COVID-19.

Association of American Colleges and Universities (AACU) 

Free webinar series, March 27−June 16: Quality, Equity, and Inclusion during the COVID Crisis. Live and on-demand webinars.

The Forum at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

COVID-19: Where do we go from here? Recorded April 21, 2020

A one-hour virtual symposium jointly presented by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the New England Journal of Medicine with timely and important conversation with leaders in public health on COVID-19 and our next collective steps.

MED+ED Web Solutions

COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers, Families, and Leadership

The Science of Social Distancing

Join APHA and NAM for COVID-19 Conversations Webinar 1

We will focus on what we know about how the disease is spread; the targeted and layered nature of social distancing and its mental/social/economic impacts; the state of the science on social distancing as an effective intervention; and historical lessons from past pandemics.

Watch Webinar Recording

Duke University’s Guide for Returning to the Workplace

Duke University recently developed a guide for phased expansion of on-site operations to assist school and department leaders in ensuring a safe working environment. In an accompanying video, Kyle Cavanaugh, Duke's emergency coordinator, and Dr. Carol Epling of employee and occupational health, explain various aspects of what a phased and coordinated re-opening of the Duke University workforce will look like.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

National Library of Medicine (NLM) Disaster Information

Visit the NLM COVID-19 page or www.nih.gov/coronavirus.

Infectious Diseases Education & Assessment (IDEA) 

Developed at the University of Washington, the IDEA platform provides information for learners, educators and managers, and academic and government partners.

Dental Education’s Response to COVID-19

COVID-19 response including updates and resources provided by ADEA leadership and member institutions.

COVID-19 Response ADEA Connect Community

To facilitate a collaborative space for our faculty and administrators to address COVID-19, ADEA has created the COVID-19 Response Community, a new COVID-19 Response ADEA Connect community where members can connect, engage and share information and resources regarding the COVID-19 pandemic with fellow colleagues.


This site provides “LIVE updates” and the latest news on the COVID-19 and campus responses.

The Hastings Center: Ethical Framework for Health Care Institutions

This document is designed for use within a health care institution’s preparedness work, supplementing public health and clinical practice guidance on COVID-19. It aims to help structure ongoing discussion of significant, foreseeable ethical concerns arising under contingency levels of care and potentially crisis standards of care.

The Chronicle of Higher Education

Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) 

Check this site for accreditation statement updates related to COVID-19.

The Mullan Institute has released a video in its prerecorded mini-webinar series

Emergency Health Workforce Policies to Address COVID-19: Ensuring Access to Oral Health Care.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

  • COVID-19 Update—Live webcast 
    • Saturday, April 25, 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time
    • A diverse panel chaired by National Academy of Medicine President Victor Dzau and featuring Anthony Fauci, Sanjay Gupta, and others will speak to the whole experience on dealing with this pandemic—from the United States to international, to the state of diagnostics, treatment and vaccine development, to the importance of communication.

  • National Academy of Medicine— Duty to Plan: Health Care, Crisis Standards of Care, and Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2

    The principles of crisis standards of care (CSC) initially framed by the Institute of Medicine in 2009 ensure fair processes are in place to make clinically informed decisions about scarce resource allocation during an epidemic.

The American Association of Governing Boards (AGB) for Universities and Colleges

American Council on Education (ACE)

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—Interim Guidance for Administrators of US Institutions of Higher Education 

This website provides guidelines to help U.S. institutions of higher education plan, prepare and respond to COVID-19.

American Dental Association (ADA) 

This website provides the ADA’s recommendations and guidance for all aspects of the dental team regarding COVID-19. It also includes an FAQ for ADA members.

Canadian Dental Association (CDA) 

CDA provides updated information for the dental community on COVID-19, and the impact how the pandemic affects each region in Canada.

American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA)PDF 

This resource provides information about COVID-19 to the dental hygiene community and includes additional resources and a health care personnel preparedness checklist.

Canadian Dental Hygienists Association (CDHA)

This resource provides updates and recommendations for dental hygienists in responding to COVID-19.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

AAMC provides updates on how COVID-19 is affecting their meetings. It also provides the latest information on the operating status of AAMC services, such as the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), American Medical College Application Service (MCAS), the Visiting Student Learning Opportunities (VSLO) Program, the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS®) and the Fee Assistance Program (FAP).

American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN)

This website provides resources for nurse educators and includes regularly updated school news and resource information.

Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

This is the joint response of Accreditation Review Commission on Education for Physician Assistant, Inc. (ARC-PA) and PAEA regarding planning for COVID-19 and guidance for PA programs.


National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

The NAAHP is an organization of health professions advisors at colleges and universities throughout the United States, and abroad. The NAAHP has created an online forum dedicated to providing Health Professions Advisors with information about institutional response to COVID-19.

American Council on Education (ACE)

Advising Students Virtually in Uncertain Times. Webinar recorded April 15, 2020. Explore how to adapt the deeply personal work of advising to an uncertain--and online--environment. DIscuss best practices for providing student support and the behaviors that drive student success. (Requires an account to access.)


ADEA GoDental®

Provides updated information on application services and the process of applying to dental schools and allied dental programs.

How the coronavirus pandemic has changed college admissions from CNBC.com

The Chronicle of Higher Education—2020: The Year That Shredded the Admissions Calendar, March 15, 2020 

American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) 

On this website, AACRAO provides a plethora of information—from web resources to case studies—on handling campus-based medical outbreaks as well as emergency management information.

International Association of College Admissions Counseling (IACAC)

The IACAC website features a resource section, a webinar and articles of interest to students and families on COVID-19. IACAC is monitoring the situation globally and updating its resources accordingly.

National Association of College Admissions Counseling (NACAC)

As a service to students and families, NACAC has created an online tool that is a central repository of information on campus closures, deposit deadlines and other admission-related changes due to the COVID-19 outbreak.


National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)

To keep the community up to date on what is happening both in terms of NACE events and on-campus and in-college recruiting, NACE has created the Coronavirus Updates page. This website provides members with easy access to the latest results from NACE’s quick poll of members, articles about how members are managing the virus in their organizations and institutions and news about the NACE conference and other NACE events. NACE also provides a space for its members to share resources.

NACE plans a series of virtual Town Hall meetings to give its members and the larger community the opportunity to get the latest information and insights as well as share their questions and experiences.


American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) 

Similar Approaches for Dealing With COVID-19

This article from the AACC’s Community College Daily states that Community College leaders and faculty have already begun to convert classes to online formats using platforms such as Zoom or Canvas, along with providing professional development training for instructors.

Many community colleges are also bringing online their support services, such as tutoring, libraries, help desks and more. However, college leaders have noted that bringing classes online presents other challenges. For example, some community college students don’t own computers or have access to the internet at home, which are issues for many tribal college students.


Federal Student Aid (FSA)—Office of the Department of Education 

FSA created this website to assist anyone concerned about their studies or loan repayment. The site provides information that can help with understanding what to do in certain circumstances. FSA will be adding information for students, borrowers and parents to this page on a regular basis.

The U.S. Department on Education—Guidance for Interruptions of Study Related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) 

This electronic announcement provides an overview of financial aid compliance when a student or campus has been impacted by the COVID-19. The financial aid guide also discusses implications for clinical rotations.

National Association of Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA)

The NASFAA website features a section called “Today’s News,” which provides information on legislation and guidance regarding financial aid in the United States.


COVID-19 Causes Reduction in Dental Jobs *new update*

Sales Force

COVID 19 Education Response Playbook 
The COVID-19 Education Response Playbook provides a simple, organized way to identify the key decisions you can make now that will prepare your institution as you Stabilize, Reopen, and Evolve for the future.

NAM Leadership Consortium

Culture and Inclusiveness Action Collaborative Webinar
July 7, 2020
1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time

American Council on Education (ACE)

Pointing COVID-19 Responses Toward a Sustainable Business Model for Higher Education

American Council on Education (ACE)
Pointing COVID-19 Responses Toward a Sustainable Business Model for Higher Education

An ACE Engage® Virtual Event
June 12, 2020
1:00–2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and Growing Need for Higher Ed Affordability
June 25, 2020
1:00-2:00 p.m. Eastern Time

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)

Competitive and Administrative Supplements for the Impact of COVID-19 Outbreak on Minority Health and Health Disparities. NIMHD is issuing a Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) to highlight the urgent need for research on the impact of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic causing COVID-19 disease outbreaks and the resulting disruptions on individual and social wellbeing, health services use, and health outcomes for NIH-designated health disparity populations.

Webinar (registration required): COVID-19: How AI and Health IT Innovation can help fight the pandemic?

How Are Academic Institutions Innovating Under Pressure

National Academia of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine

Rapid Expert Consultations on the COVID-19 Pandemic: March 14, 2020 – April 8, 2020

American Medical Association (AMA)

Webinar slides pdf. PDF Deploying students in alternative roles during COVID-19: Preserving clinical educational objectives and supporting competency development.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

iCollaborate: resources related to educational innovations, policies, and best practices within health professions that support teaching and learning.

Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)

Coronavirus Resources

American Bar Association

HIPAA and Coronavirus. OCR released a Bulletin to ensure that covered entities and their business associates are aware of the ways that patient information may be shared under HIPAA during an outbreak of an infectious disease.

The Chronical of Higher Education

Webinar recording. Virtual Forum: #FacultyResilience

Nexus: COVID-19 Edition 

A series of web-based discussions, webinars and forums to foster conversation and sharing among leaders in interprofessional practice and education.

Wiki Education’s Wikipedia Student Program

Students research course-related topics that are missing or underrepresented, synthesize the available literature, and use Wiki Education’s free tools and trainings to add the information to Wikipedia.

Wiley Online Library: Covid-19 Novel Coronavirus Outbreak

The Journal of Dental Education’s publisher, Wiley, Inc., is providing free access to over 5,000 scholarly articles related to coronaviruses.

National Emergency Library 

The Internet Archive’s National Emergency Library is a collection of books that supports emergency remote teaching, research activities, independent scholarship and intellectual stimulation while universities, schools, training centers and libraries are closed.

The National Library of Medicine

National Inclusive Excellence Leadership Academy

This three-week online professional development series is designed to help leaders across all sectors manage the new and emerging DEI-related implications of the COVID-19 public health crisis in real time.


ACE Engage

National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) 

NASPA has assembled resources related to COVID-19.

The Canadian Association of College and University Student Services (CACUSS)

CACUSS provides a live Twitter feed with updates on how Canadian campuses are responding to COVID-19.

American Council on Education (ACE) 

ACE created Rapid Response Webinars and compiled resources and guidance for institutions to help in this time of crisis on campus.

DEI and COVID-19: Implications and Strategies for Institutional Response
 (Requires an account to access.)
In this webinar, learn how to prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) during the shift to online learning and the implementation of COVID-19 crisis plans.


Joins 170 LGBTQ and Allied Organizations in second open letter to US public health officials and policy leaders highlighting the importance of measures to prohibit discrimination in COVID-19 treatment and prevention.

National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA)

NAFSA provides a list of critical resources for institutions to utilize and implement on their respective campuses. The website includes a letter provided from NAFSA to the Department of Homeland Security and includes feedback about what international educators are doing to combat COVID-19.

Association of College and University Housing Officers—International (ACUHO-I)

The ACUHO-I conducted a survey of housing officers to decipher common practices to engage with students who must remain in residence halls during the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice

BEYOND THE FOOD PANTRY: Supporting #RealCollege Students During COVID19PDF

The Hope Center has prepared this document that provides considerations and resources to keep students, faculty and staff healthy, safe and educated during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The U.S. Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR)

The U.S. Department of Education (OCR) has issued a “Letter to Education Leaders on Preventing and Addressing Potential Discrimination Associated with COVID-19

U.S. Department of Education Webinar

OCR released on March 17 a webinar on ensuring web accessibility for students with disabilities for schools utilizing online learning during the COVID-19 outbreak. In addition, OCR published a fact sheet for education leaders on how to protect students’ civil rights as school leaders take steps to keep students safe and secure.


DAT and Prometric Test Centers

Provides the most updated information on taking the Dental Admissions Test as well as related testing center information and closures.


Provides updates on closure of U.S.- and Canadian-based, Pearson VUE-owned test centers related to COVID-19.

College Board

College Board will provide additional SAT testing opportunities for students as soon as possible in place of canceled exam administrations in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. The College Board will be as flexible as possible to give students the best chance to show their skills and stay on the path to college. The June 2020 SAT administration has not yet been cancelled and the College Board will continue to assess its status—with the health and safety of students and educators as their top priority.


Due to the health and safety concerns for both their test takers and test center staff stemming from the coronavirus outbreak, TOEFL®, GRE® and HiSET® testing has been affected in many countries.
Visit the ETS site for more information regarding testing in your area.


Daily Activities and Going Out

CDC updated information on how to stay safe from COVID-19 while engaging in personal and social activities, running essential errands, and visiting the doctor and getting medicines. CDC also updated information on deciding to go out as communities and businesses are reopening and still trying to protect yourself from COVID-19.

NAM Perspectives Commentary

Stigma Compounds the Consequences of Clinician Burnout During COVID-19: A Call to Action to Break the Culture of Silence

59 Mental Health Resource for Health Care Providers 

Office of Minority Health: July Health Equity Link

American Council on Education (ACE)

American Dental Association (ADA)

COVID-19 Mental Health Resources. This is a stressful time for everyone. Take care of yourself with these guides to mental and physical wellness.

American Student Dental Association Health and Wellness

This site includes information and resources related to well-being and health due to a decrease in exercise, changed eating habits, stress or depression for dental and allied dental students.

National Academy of Medicine Launched the Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-Being and Resilience 

This hub identifies evidence-based strategies to improve clinician well-being at both the individual and systems levels.

Webinar Recording: Supporting Clinician Well-being During COVID-19

Thursday, May 7 from 1:30–3:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Wellness Together Canada: Mental Health and Substance Use Support

Wellness Together Canada provides tools and resources to help Canadians get back on track. These include modules for addressing low mood, worry, substance use, social isolation, and relationship issues.

The American Health College Association (AHCA)

AHCA provides guidelines (dated March 3, 2020) developed by the ACHA COVID-19 Task Force with support from the American College Health Foundation, college health staff and campus administrators in preparing for COVID-19 and related issues on campuses.

The National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE)

A series of free live and on-demand webinars about self-care, building community and staying engaged during the COVID-19 crisis.

Diversity & HR Solutions

The 2020 Virtual Belonging & Resiliency Program offers a free webinar, “Coping with Fatigue, Fear, and Panic During a Crisis.” Registration is required. The webinar offers a six-step guide for working from home and managing the fatigue and fear. Individuals will also receive a stress assessment and hear how others are coping.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH Director’s Blog: Dealing with Stress, Anxiety, and Grief during COVID-19.

World Health Organization (WHO) 

WHO aims messages at different target groups including healthcare workers & their facility managers.

Office of Minority Health (OMH) 

OMH Encourages Healthy Activities at Home for All to Advance Health and Emotional Wellness During National Minority Health Month 2020.


Directory of Local Health Departments

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 

CMS provides information and updates about public health emergencies that are happening now, including links to CMS guidance for stakeholders.