Scholarly Resources on COVID-19 (2019 Novel Coronavirus) for Dental Practitioners and Researchers


Due to the urgent need for evidence to support clinical decision-making and health policy, the way that biomedical research is conducted and disseminated during a pandemic is different than under normal circumstances. 

Key Evidence for Dental Practitioners in Canada

Publications from Faculty of Dentistry Researchers

Databases, Expert Searches and Literature Collections

  • Journal of American Dental Association COVID-19 Article Collection
    The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) has compiled a list of articles they've published on topics relevant to dentistry and COVID-19, including spatter reduction, prevention of aerosol contamination and other infection control precautions.
  • Evidence Based Dentistry (EBD) COVID-19 Special Issue
    The most recent issue of EBD attempts to analyse all the best evidence about Covid-19, its effects on dental patients and practice. Containing over a dozen evidence syntheses, this is a great way to stay up to date on the relevant research that has been published since the start of the pandemic. 
  • PubMed Articles Relevant to COVID-19 in Dentistry
    A curated list of PubMed articles relevant to COVID-19 in dentistry. The list is updated around 9 AM daily and was developed by our colleague Natalie Clairoux, Dentistry Librarian at the Université de Montréal. 
  • McMaster Forum Guide to COVID-19 Evidence Sources
    Developed and maintained by the McMaster Forum and its partners at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, this succinct list of COVID-19 evidence sources is intended to help health- and social-system leaders as they respond to unprecedented challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
  • WHO Database of Global Research on Coronavirus
    Database of the latest scientific findings and knowledge on COVID-19 from the World Health Organization, updated daily.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    The latest research information on COVID-19 from the NIH.
  • PubMed COVID19 Article Filters
    Expert search filters for COVID19 that you can apply to your PubMed search
  • LitCovid
    A curated literature hub for tracking up-to-date scientific information about the 2019 novel Coronavirus from the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
  • Disaster Lit COVID-19 Database Search
    A curated search of the NLM's database of links to disaster medicine and public health documents available for free on the internet.

Resources & Guides

From Associations/Institutions


This information guide and the resources shared here were compiled with help from other medical librarians and library guides, which provided a starting point as well as the inspiration for the development of this guide. 


This guide includes selected resources that are licensed by the University of Toronto Libraries or are freely available on the web.  While we strive to keep all content current and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability or suitability of information, products, services, or related graphics contained on any of the resources listed. Simply put, advice regarding your care should always include your physician and other qualified health providers. Please contact your dentistry librarians for further assistance.


Last updated: May 2024