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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2011, Article ID 516969, 9 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2011/516969
Research Article

Cephalometric Evaluation of the Effect of Complete Dentures on Retropharyngeal Space and Its Effect on Spirometric Values in Altered Vertical Dimension

1Department of Prosthodontics, Sharad Pawar Dental College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Wardha 442004, Maharashtra, India
2Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (Deemed University), Wardha 442004, Maharashtra, India

Received 15 April 2011; Accepted 24 May 2011

Academic Editor: M. Awad

Copyright © 2011 Prachi Gupta 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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