Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University Dental College and Hospital, Sangli, India
Received: February 17, 2016; Accepted: February 20, 2016; Published: February 27, 2016
Citation: Patil A (2016) Re-Dentistry: Is this the Bright Future of Dentistry? Pediatr Dent Care 1:103. doi:10.4172/pdc.1000103
Copyright: © 2016 Patil A. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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