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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2010, Article ID 593487, 17 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/593487
Research Article

Sociodemographic Variation of Caries Risk Factors in Toddlers and Caregivers

1Division of Biostatistics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
2Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry, Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
3Department of Cariology, Restorative Sciences and Endodontics, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1078, USA

Received 17 December 2009; Revised 5 May 2010; Accepted 29 July 2010

Academic Editor: W. Murray Thomson

Copyright © 2010 G. J. Eckert 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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