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Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 671879, 6 pages
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Research Article

Common Perceptions of Periodontal Health and Illness among Adults: A Qualitative Study

1Department of Community Oral Health, School of Dentistry, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 1439955991, Tehran, Iran
2Department of Oral Public Health, Institute of Dentistry, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
3Department of Community Dentistry, Institute of Dentistry, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5281, 90014 Oulu, Finland
4Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland

Received 14 July 2012; Accepted 22 August 2012

Academic Editors: M. I. Ryder and S. E. Widmalm

Copyright © 2012 M. Gholami 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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