Indian Journal of Dental Research

GUEST EDITORIAL
Year
: 2021  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-

Stay updated on recent advances in clinical dentistry during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond


Satheesh Elangovan1, Donald A Curtis2, Michael G Newman3,  
1 Professor, Department of Periodontics, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry; Associate Editor, Practice Update Clinical Dentistry, USA
2 Professor, Department of Prosthodontics, The University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, USA, Associate Editor, PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry, USA
3 Professor Emeritus, Department of Periodontics, University of California Los Angeles School of Dentistry, USA, Editor-in-Chief, PracticeUpdate Clinical Dentistry; Past President, American Academy of Periodontology, USA

Correspondence Address:
Satheesh Elangovan
Professor, Department of Periodontics, The University of Iowa College of Dentistry; Associate Editor, Practice Update Clinical Dentistry
USA




How to cite this article:
Elangovan S, Curtis DA, Newman MG. Stay updated on recent advances in clinical dentistry during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.Indian J Dent Res 2021;32:1-1


How to cite this URL:
Elangovan S, Curtis DA, Newman MG. Stay updated on recent advances in clinical dentistry during COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2021 Aug 4 ];32:1-1
Available from: https://www.ijdr.in/text.asp?2021/32/1/1/321370


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