Journal of
Dentistry and Oral Hygiene

  • Abbreviation: J. Dent. Oral Hyg.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2472
  • DOI: 10.5897/JDOH
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 137


Miswak: The underutilized device and future challenges

Winarni Yasmin
  • Winarni Yasmin
  • Department of Periodontology and Community Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia.
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Haslinda Ramli
  • Haslinda Ramli
  • Department of Periodontology and Community Oral Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia.
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Aspalilah Alias
  • Aspalilah Alias
  • Department of Basic Sciences and Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universiti Sains Islam, Malaysia.
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  •  Received: 26 August 2019
  •  Accepted: 14 October 2019
  •  Published: 31 October 2019


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