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Published by Canadian Scholars" Press in Toronto .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Periodontal disease -- Congresses.,
  • Older people -- Dental care -- Congresses.,
  • Dental Care for the Aged.,
  • Periodontal Diseases.,
  • Aged.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementRichard P. Ellen, editor ; hosted by Canadian Academy of Periodontology and Department of Periodontics, University of Toronto.
ContributionsEllen, Richard P., 1946-, Canadian Academy of Periodontology., University of Toronto. Dept. of Periodontics., Ontario. Ministry of Health., Colgate Palmolive Co.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRK361.A2 P47 1992
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 247 p. :
Number of Pages247
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21645131M
ISBN 100921627734

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