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International Journal of Pediatrics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 496236, 10 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/496236
Research Article

Planning, Implementing, and Evaluating a Program to Address the Oral Health Needs of Aboriginal Children in Port Augusta, Australia

Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health, University of Adelaide, 122 Frome Street, Adelaide, SA 5005, Australia

Received 22 September 2011; Revised 9 January 2012; Accepted 18 January 2012

Academic Editor: Samuel Menahem

Copyright © 2012 E. J. Parker et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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