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Published by IRL in Oxford .
Written in English


  • Dental hygiene.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by H. Löe and D.V. Kleinmann.
ContributionsKleinmann, D. V., Löe, H.
LC ClassificationsRK60.7 D46 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 332 p. :
Number of Pages332
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20778640M
ISBN 100947946489

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