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BMC Oral Health

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Methodological issues in epidemiological studies of periodontitis - how can it be improved?

BMC Oral Health201010:8

Received: 30 November 2009

Accepted: 21 April 2010

Published: 21 April 2010

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Open Peer Review reports

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Original Submission
30 Nov 2009 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Jan 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Harold Sgan-Cohen
3 Feb 2010 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Thomas Dietrich
4 Mar 2010 Author responded Author comments - Roos Leroy
Resubmission - Version 2
4 Mar 2010 Submitted Manuscript version 2
21 Apr 2010 Editorially accepted
21 Apr 2010 Article published 10.1186/1472-6831-10-8

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Authors’ Affiliations

Catholic University Leuven
University College London Eastman Dental Institute, King's College London Dental Institute and University of Kent
Defence Dental Services, Dental Training School (DTS)