3 edition of oral health crisis in Massachusetts found in the catalog.
oral health crisis in Massachusetts
Massachusetts. General Court. Special Legislative Commission on Oral Health.
by Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Bureau of Family and Community Health, Office of Oral Health in Boston, MA
Written in English
|Contributions||Massachusetts. Office of Oral Health.|
|LC Classifications||RK52.3.M4 M375 2000|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 49 leaves :|
|Number of Pages||49|
|LC Control Number||2001387910|
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My library. Oral Health and Care is an open access, peer-reviewed journal which considers manuscripts in all fields of oral health, dentistry and care.
Manuscripts may take the form of original empirical research, critical reviews of the literature, brief commentaries, meeting reports, short communications and technical notes.