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Evaluating denture cleanliness of patients in a regional dental hospital

BDJ Team volume 3, Article number: 16171 (2016) | Download Citation

P. Mylonas, D. C. Attrill and A. D. Walmsley outline the use of the Denture Cleanliness Index in a secondary dental care setting.

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  1. DCT in Restorative Dentistry, Birmingham Dental Hospital

    • P. Mylonas
  2. Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry

    • D. C. Attrill
  3. Professor and Honorary Consultant in Restorative Dentistry, School of Dentistry, University of Birmingham

    • A. D. Walmsley

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