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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 249591, 6 pages
Determinants of Oral Health: Does Oral Health Literacy Matter?
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 Public Health, University of Helsinki, P.O. Box 41, 00014 Helsinki, Finland
4Department of Community Dentistry, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 5281, 90014 Oulu, Finland
Received 16 January 2013; Accepted 16 February 2013
Academic Editors: P. Gjermo and D. Wray
Copyright © 2013 Mohammad Mehdi Naghibi Sistani 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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