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European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry

, Volume 18, Issue 2, pp 137–138 | Cite as

Comments on Maciel et al.: The opinion of children and their parents about four different types of dental restorations in a public health service in Brazil

  • S. M. J. Mortazavi
  • G. Mortazavi
  • M. PaknahadEmail author
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Mercury Target Organ Toxic Element High Toxicity Filling Material 
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Notes

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declared no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

This article does not contain any studies with human participants or animals performed by any of the authors.

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© European Academy of Paediatric Dentistry 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. M. J. Mortazavi
    • 1
    • 2
  • G. Mortazavi
    • 2
  • M. Paknahad
    • 3
    Email author
  1. 1.Medical Physics Department, School of MedicineShiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran
  2. 2.Ionizing and Non-ionizing Radiation Protection Research Center (INIRPRC)Shiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran
  3. 3.Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology Department, School of DentistryShiraz University of Medical SciencesShirazIran

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