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International Journal of Dentistry
Volume 2012, Article ID 265695, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/265695
Research Article

Taper Preparation Variability Compared to Current Taper Standards Using Computed Tomography

1Department of Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Saint-Joseph University, P.O. Box 166255, Beirut, Lebanon
2Department of Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Saint-Joseph University, P.O. Box 166255, Beirut, Lebanon

Received 26 November 2011; Accepted 24 December 2011

Academic Editor: Igor Tsesis

Copyright © 2012 Richard Gergi 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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