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Dental health program for elementary and secondary schools. by American Dental Association. Council on Dental Health.

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Published in Chicago .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Teeth -- Care and hygiene.,
  • School hygiene.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 37-38.

Classifications
LC ClassificationsLB3455 .A5
The Physical Object
Pagination40 p.
Number of Pages40
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6026602M
LC Control Number48000637
OCLC/WorldCa5781068

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