Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Information on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on patient care and School/University operations. Plus, resources for the Penn Dental Medicine community and alumni.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information and Resources

Through its educational, research, and patient care initiatives in response to COVID-19, Penn Dental Medicine remains committed to embodying its vision to be transformative leaders advancing oral health and well-being through education, compassion, and innovation. Read more >>

Limited Patient Care

Penn Dental Medicine clinics are seeing patients of record for dental emergencies and limited select cases. For urgent needs, please call 215-898-8965 (after hours emergency: 215-898-8961).

Penn Dental Medicine Family Practice is resuming clinical care beyond dental emergencies with some limitations. To make an appointment, please call 215-898-7337 (after hours emergency: 215-898-8961).

As patient care begins to resume, changes are being implemented to ensure the safety of patients and the clinicians and staff providing care – view COVID-19 Safety Preparedness Steps for Patient Care »

Dean Mark Wolff shares a message to patients —View Message »

Student Admissions

During this time of modified operations at the University, please know that the Office of Student Admissions at Penn Dental Medicine is working continuously and remotely. Those of you who are applying to our PASS program, be assured that we are continuing the processing of all applications in a timely manner. CAAPID applicants may email sdm-pass@dental.upenn.edu regarding applications. AADSAS applicants may email dental-admissions@dental.upenn.edu

Alumni Resources »

In response to the need to cancel and postpone in-person events through the remainder of the academic year, we have curated a selection of virtual and online courses as well as resources that reflect the breadth of intellectual content the School has to offer you. We hope these classes provide you with an opportunity to continuously engage in lifelong learning at your own time and pace while we all do our part to social distance ourselves and, hopefully, mitigate the spread of this virus. View the page here » 

Penn Dental Medicine Clinical Emergency Fund

Dental emergencies occur every day – from facial trauma to a myriad of problems that can lead to serious pain and even life-threatening circumstances when oral infections go untreated. During our current public health crisis, Penn Dental Medicine plays a unique role in managing emergency dental care in a safe environment and keeping patients out of ERs.

The new Penn Dental Medicine Clinical Emergency Fund will be used to support needs related to patient care during a designated crisis, including obtaining essential clinical supplies, supporting teledentistry programming, and meeting other vital needs. Support the fund »

Penn Dental Medicine Community Resources »

  • Our COVID-19 resources page with tools and information to support remote work and education. Also find the schedule of virtual town hall meetings, which Dean Mark Wolff and faculty are hosting to keep the Penn Dental Medicine community connected and up to date. Visit InsidePDM »

Resuming Research

Penn Dental Medicine is beginning to plan for the phased resumption of research activities. Faculty, research staff, and students can find the School’s research resumption plans and protocols on InsidePDM — view plans »

In the News

Penn Dental Medicine faculty and staff discuss work at the School as part of these Penn News stories on topics related to issues around COVID-19.

  • (5/6/20) Coming together to solve the many scientific mysteries of COVID-19. Penn Dental Medicine’s Dr. Henry Daniell is among the Penn scientists coming together to research COVID-19. Using his unique plant-based drug development platform, Dr. Daniell is working with Dr. Kenneth Margulies of Penn Medicine and others to assess whether a novel therapy may help those with serious forms of COVID-19 disease. Read story »
  • (4/28/20) Health Care Education in a Virtual World. Dr. Faizan Alawi, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, and fourth-year student Steven Ryoo share their perspectives on virtual education and instruction. Read story »
  • (4/17/20) Penn Dental Medicine Presses on with Emergency Care. Dean Mark Wolff and Drs. Najeed Saleh and Frank Setzer share how the School is continuing to provide emergency care. Read story »
  • (3/26/20) Mission Continuity Plans Help Keep Penn Operating. Blueprints developed over 12 years are in use across Campus during the pandemic. Melissa Miller, senior director of information technology for the School, shares continuity plans at Penn Dental Medicine that are helping to support remote operations. Read story »
  • (3/25/20) Providing Care from a Distance. Telemedicine is a critical tool in the COVID-19 epidemic. Clinicians at the medical, dental, and veterinary schools are making use of virtual encounters to keep providing patients with safe, timely, quality care. Dean Mark Wolff shares the teledentistry efforts ongoing at the School. Read story »

University Information and Resources on COVID-19»