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Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Infectious Diseases
Volume 2015 (2015), Article ID 190174, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/190174
Research Article

Occupational Hepatitis B Exposure: A Peek into Indian Dental Students’ Knowledge, Opinion, and Preventive Practices

1Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 453555, India
2Department of Prosthodontics, Hazaribag College of Dental Sciences, Jharkhand 825301, India
3Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sarjug Dental College and Hospital, Bihar 846003, India
4Department of Oral Medicine Diagnosis and Radiology, Sri Aurobindo College of Dentistry, Indore, Madhya Pradesh 453555, India
5Department of Prosthodontics, Dental College, RIMS, Imphal, Manipur 795004, India

Received 30 May 2015; Revised 14 August 2015; Accepted 19 August 2015

Academic Editor: P. A. C. Maple

Copyright © 2015 Sandeep Kumar 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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