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FROM THE EDITOR'S DESK
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 187

From the editor's desk


Editor JIAPHD, Assistant Professor, Department Of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission18-Jul-2018
Date of Acceptance18-Jul-2018
Date of Web Publication6-Aug-2018

Correspondence Address:
Dr. K R Sowmya
Editor JIAPHD, Assistant Professor, Department Of Public Health Dentistry, Government Dental College and Research Institute, Fort, Bengaluru - 560 002, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaphd.jiaphd_147_18

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Sowmya K R. From the editor's desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent 2018;16:187

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Sowmya K R. From the editor's desk. J Indian Assoc Public Health Dent [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Aug 16];16:187. Available from: http://www.jiaphd.org/text.asp?2018/16/3/187/238581

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