A personal perspective on COVID-19 from an expert witness and specialist in restorative dentistry.
By TOBY TALBOT BDS (Sheff) MSD (Washington) FDS RCS (Eng)
We began to hear of the coronavirus pandemic in Wuhan Province in China in early January 2020.
Rather than wait for formal advice from our authorities, I contacted a colleague working in Hong Kong, who was well acquainted with the effects of the SARS outbreak in 2003, a variant of coronavirus. A similar pandemic of MERS that had followed in the Middle East in 2012 led me to contact colleagues in the Emirates. They kindly passed on the protocols that were adopted by them at that time for me to implement immediately in my own clinic.