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Aesthetic Dentistry: A European Perspective Aesthetic Dentistry: A European Perspective

Author(s):

Nitzan Bichacho, DMD;Bernard Touati, DDS, DSD

Date Added:

1/11/1995


Summary:

Within the dental profession, the clinical conditions and therapeutic treatment modalities are unaware of any boundaries or borders. Communication has evolved and technology has progressed to such a level that the dental community in Europe is able to communicate across the Atlantic as easily as we communicate with our colleagues and laboratory technicians in the neighboring countries. For this reason, we have felt it relevant to collaborate on the development of an internationally authored annual edition of journal Practical Periodontics and Aesthetic Dentistry.

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