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A survey of UK dental health professionals using a medicines information service: what questions do they ask and do they get useful answers? / Mcentee, J. E.; Henderson, S. L.; Rutter, P. M.; Rutter, J.; Davis, H. J.; Randall, C. J.

In: British Dental Journal, Vol. 211, No. 1, 01.07.2011, p. 17-21.

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Mcentee, J. E. ; Henderson, S. L. ; Rutter, P. M. ; Rutter, J. ; Davis, H. J. ; Randall, C. J. / A survey of UK dental health professionals using a medicines information service: what questions do they ask and do they get useful answers?. In: British Dental Journal. 2011 ; Vol. 211, No. 1. pp. 17-21.

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