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Can Dental Caries be Defined as a Pandemic?

Vijay P Mathur, Jatinder K Dhillon

Keywords : Caries, Epidemiology, Global, Pandemic

Citation Information : Mathur VP, Dhillon JK. Can Dental Caries be Defined as a Pandemic?. J South Asian Assoc Pediatr Dent 2021; 4 (3):163-164.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10077-3104

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 07-01-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


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