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ISRN Dentistry
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 657068, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/657068
Research Article

Integrating Oral Health Care into Primary Health Care System

1Dental Public Health Department, Kerman Dental School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Iran
2Dental Public Health Department, Kerman Oral and Dental Disease Research Center, Kerman Dental School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
3Kerman Dental School, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran
4Community Medicine Department, Kerman Central Health Center, Kerman, Iran

Received 10 October 2011; Accepted 13 November 2011

Academic Editor: S.-H. Kok

Copyright © 2012 Abolghasem Hajizamani 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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