Georgia Institute of Technology
School of Psychology
An online survey of dental office workers during COVID-19
Ann Pearman, Principal Investigator

Key Information

To be read prior to Waiver of Documentation of Consent

If you are located in a European Union (EU) country, you are not permitted to participate in this study due to the General Protection Data Regulation (GDPR).
What am I being asked to do?
You are being asked to be a volunteer in a research study. This page will give you key information to help you decide if you would like to participate. Your participation is voluntary. Please email the Principal Investigator, Dr. Ann Pearman (, with any questions you may have about the research.

What is this study about and what procedures will you be asked to follow?
The purpose of this study is to examine how persons that work in dental offices in the United States are reacting to the current COVID-19 pandemic. You will be asked to complete a survey asking questions regarding your health, activities, and perceptions of certain areas in your life, particularly work, that may be affected by the pandemic. We anticipate that participating in this study will take a total of approximately 15 to 20 minutes of your time.

Are there any risks or discomforts you might experience by being in this study?
This research presents no more than minimal risk of harm to participants. You will never be required to answer questions you do not want to answer. You may quit the study at any time. There are no costs to you other than your time.

What are the reasons you might want to volunteer for this study?
There are no direct benefits to you for participating in this study. However, potential benefits of taking part in this study include contributing to the scientific understanding of challenges dental health care professionals and staff face as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Do you have to take part in this study?
It is fully your decision if you wish to be in this study or not. If you choose not to participate, or choose to participate and later determine you no longer wish to, you will not lose any rights, services, or benefits as a result of your withdrawal. The study is completely voluntary.