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DSM staff profile

Professor Darryl Tong

PositionHead of Department of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Oral Diagnostic and Surgical Sciences
QualificationsBDS MB ChB MSD PhD FFDRCSI FDSRCS FACOMS FACS MRSNZ
Research summaryOral and maxillofacial surgery

Research

Clinical and systematic review-based research in oral and maxillofacial surgery including dentoalveolar surgery, pathology, trauma, dental implantology, and other clinical aspects of the specialty. Of particular interest however is maxillofacial trauma and ballistic injury especially in theatres of conflict. My PhD involved looking at war injuries of the face and jaws from an integrated historical and surgical viewpoint. Other research interests include forensic biology, subconcussive injury using a forensic head model system and veterans' health research topics.

Publications

Yu, S., Narsinh, P., & Tong, D. (2021). 3 case reports of wooden periorbital foreign bodies at a single centre tertiary hospital. Advances in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 3, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.adoms.2021.100101

Ngah, N. A., Ratnayake, J., Cooper, P. R., Dias, G. J., Tong, D. C., Mohd Noor, S. N. F., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential of lyophilized platelet concentrates for craniofacial tissue regenerative therapies. Molecules, 26, 517. doi: 10.3390/molecules26030517

Kenny, C., Oldfield, L., Broadbent, J. M., & Tong, D. (2020). Common medications among dental outpatients: An update. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(4), 121-126.

Abdullah, R., Olson, H., Todd, G., & Tong, D. (2020). Oral health perceptions, attitudes and knowledge among intensive care nursing staff in a tertiary hospital. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 8(1), 15-18.

Chapman, L., & Tong, D. (2019). Optimal follow-up time following lower third molar coronectomy: A clinical audit and literature review. New Zealand Dental Journal, 115(3), 89-95.

Abdullah, R., Olson, H., Todd, G., & Tong, D. (2020). Oral health perceptions, attitudes and knowledge among intensive care nursing staff in a tertiary hospital. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Dental & Oral Health Therapy, 8(1), 15-18.

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Kenny, C., Oldfield, L., Broadbent, J. M., & Tong, D. (2020). Common medications among dental outpatients: An update. New Zealand Dental Journal, 116(4), 121-126.

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Chapman, L., & Tong, D. (2019). Optimal follow-up time following lower third molar coronectomy: A clinical audit and literature review. New Zealand Dental Journal, 115(3), 89-95.

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Lee, J. H. C., Ondruschka, B., Falland-Cheung, L., Scholze, M., Hammer, N., Tong, D. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2019). An investigation on the correlation between the mechanical properties of human skull bone, its geometry, microarchitectural properties, and water content. Journal of Healthcare Engineering, 2019, 6515797. doi: 10.1155/2019/6515797

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Ondruschka, B., Lee, J. H. C., Scholze, M., Zwirner, J., Tong, D., Waddell, J. N., & Hammer, N. (2019). A biomechanical comparison between human calvarial bone and a skull simulant considering the role of attached periosteum and dura mater. International Journal of Legal Medicine, 133, 1603-1610. doi: 10.1007/s00414-019-02102-4

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Falland-Cheung, L., Scholze, M., Hammer, N., Waddell, J. N., Tong, D. C., & Brunton, P. A. (2018). Elastic behavior of brain simulants in comparison to porcine brain at different loading velocities. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 609-615. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.10.026

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Falland-Cheung, L., Scholze, M., Lozano, P. F., Ondruschka, B., Tong, D. C., Brunton, P. A., Waddell, J. N., & Hammer, N. (2018). Mechanical properties of the human scalp in tension. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 84, 188-197. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2018.05.024

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Pittar, N., Winter, T., Falland-Cheung, L., Tong, D., & Waddell, J. N. (2018). Scalp simulation: A novel approach to site-specific biomechanical modeling of the skin. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 308-313. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.09.024

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Best, A. D., De Silva, R. K., Thomson, W. M., Tong, D. C., Cameron, C. M., & De Silva, H. L. (2017). Efficacy of codeine when added to paracetamol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen for relief of postoperative pain after surgical removal of impacted third molars: A double-blinded randomised control trial. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 75(10), 2063-2069. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2017.04.045

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Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Lazarjan, M. S., Jermy, M. C., Winter, T., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. A. (2017). Use of agar/glycerol and agar/glycerol/water as a translucent brain simulant for ballistic testing. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 65, 665-671. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2016.09.034

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Falland-Cheung, L., Waddell, J. N., Li, K. C., Tong, D., & Brunton, P. (2017). Investigation of the elastic modulus, tensile and flexural strength of five skull simulant materials for impact testing of a forensic skin/skull/brain model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 68, 303-307. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.02.023

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Nichols, G. A. L., Antoun, J. S., Al-Ani, A. H., & Tong, D. C. (2017). Do bicycle helmets reduce the risk of facial trauma?: A review. New Zealand Dental Journal, 113(3), 5-9.

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Broadbent, J. M., Singh, J. K., Masri, N. S., Tong, D. C., & Duncan, W. J. (2016). Oral health of New Zealand service personnel in WW1. New Zealand Dental Journal, 112(1), 10-14.

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Tong, D. C., & Breeze, J. (2016). Damage control surgery and combat-related maxillofacial and cervical injuries: A systematic review. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 54(1), 8-12. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2015.10.013

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Cox, B., McBride, D., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2015). Health conditions in a cohort of New Zealand Vietnam veterans: Hospital admissions between 1988 and 2009. BMJ Open, 5(12), e008409. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-008409

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Falland-Cheung, L., Pittar, N., Tong, D., & Waddell, J. N. (2015). Investigation of dental materials as skin simulants for forensic skin/skull/brain model impact testing. Forensic Science, Medicine, & Pathology, 11(4), 552-557. doi: 10.1007/s12024-015-9718-0

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Jung, T. K., De Silva, H. L., Konthasingha, P. P., & Tong, D. C. (2015). Trends in paediatric maxillofacial trauma presenting to Dunedin Hospital, 2006 to 2012. New Zealand Dental Journal, 111(2), 76-79.

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Tong, D. C., Winter, T. J., Jin, J., Bennett, A. C., & Waddell, J. N. (2015). Quantification of subconcussive impact forces to the head using a forensic model. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 22(4), 747-751. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2014.11.018

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Tong, D. C., Al-Hassiny, H. H., Ain, A. B., & Broadbent, J. M. (2014). Post-operative complications following dental extractions at the School of Dentistry, University of Otago. New Zealand Dental Journal, 110(2), 51-55.

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Adsett, L., Thomson, W. M., Kieser, J. A., & Tong, D. C. (2013). Patterns and trends in facial fractures in New Zealand between 1999 and 2009. New Zealand Dental Journal, 109(4), 142-147.

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Choi, H. J., De Silva, R. K., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Love, R. M., & Athens, J. (2013). The thickness of parietal bones in a New Zealand sample of cadaveric skulls in relation to calvarial bone graft. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, 6(2), 115-120. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343788

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McBride, D., Cox, B., Broughton, J., & Tong, D. (2013). The mortality and cancer experience of New Zealand Vietnam war veterans: A cohort study. BMJ Open, 3, e003379. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-003379

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Tong, D., & Beirne, R. (2013). Combat body armor and injuries to the head, face, and neck region: A systematic review. Military Medicine, 178(4), 421-426. doi: 10.7205/MILMED-D-12-00522

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Cutfield, N. I., & Tong, D. C. (2012). Common medications among dental outpatients: Considerations in general dental practice. New Zealand Dental Journal, 108(4), 140-147.

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Goldsmith, S. M., De Silva, R. K., Tong, D. C., & Love, R. M. (2012). Influence of a pedicle flap design on acute postoperative sequelae after lower third molar removal. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 41(3), 371-375. doi: 10.1016/j.ijom.2011.08.006

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Parton, A. L., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Farella, M., & De Silva, R. K. (2011). A nine-year review of orthognathic surgery at the University of Otago. New Zealand Dental Journal, 107(4), 117-120.

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Patel, K. J., De Silva, H. L., Tong, D. C., & Love, R. M. (2011). Concordance between clinical and histopathologic diagnoses of oral mucosal lesions. Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 69(1), 125-133. doi: 10.1016/j.joms.2010.07.075

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Tong, D. C., & Trottier, V. J. (2011). Interdisciplinary approach to the management of an 18-month-old burn victim in Afghanistan. Military Medicine, 176(1), 115-118.

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Tong, D. C., Brooking, T. H., & Love, R. (2011). The management of maxillofacial trauma during the Korean War: A coming of age of a specialty. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 19(2), 10-14.

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Becconsall-Ryan, K., Tong, D., & Love, R. (2010). Radiolucent inflammatory jaw lesions: A twenty-year analysis. International Endodontic Journal, 43, 859-865. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2591.2010.01751.x

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Tong, D. C., Kumar, R. R., Kok, S., De Silva, R. K., & Thomson, W. M. (2010). Patterns of maxillofacial fracture presentation in Dunedin from 2000 to 2005. New Zealand Dental Journal, 106(1), 16-19.

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Tong, D., Dawson, J., & Love, R. (2010). Factors affecting oral health status in an elderly military veteran population in New Zealand. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 18(3), 12-17.

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Willis, D. H. R., Tong, D. C., Thomson, W. M., & Love, R. M. (2010). Maxillofacial trauma and the GDP: Specialty recognition and patterns of referral. New Zealand Dental Journal, 106(3), 97-102.

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Naidoo, R. J., De Silva, H. L., & Tong, D. C. (2009). Full frontal: Considerations in a 16-year-old rugby player with a frontal sinus fracture. New Zealand Dental Journal, 105(2), 51-55.

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Tong, D. C. (2008). The role of dentists in a mass casualty situation: A New Zealand perspective. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 16(4), 20-25.

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Tong, D., & Theis, J.-C. (2008). Antibiotic prophylaxis and invasive dental treatment in prosthetic joint patients. New Zealand Medical Journal, 121(1280). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/121-1280/3212/content.pdf

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Tong, D., Bamji, A., Brooking, T., & Love, R. (2008). Plastic Kiwis: New Zealanders and the development of a specialty. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 17(1), 11-18.

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Kirk, D. G., Liston, P. N., Tong, D. C., & Love, R. M. (2007). Influence of two different flap designs on incidence of pain, swelling, trismus, and alveolar osteitis in the week following third molar surgery. Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, & Endodontology, 104, e1-e6. doi: 10.1016/j.tripleo.2007.01.032

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Tong, D. (2006). Buccal advancement flap closure of oro-antral communications. New Zealand Dental Association News, (November), 38-41.

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Tong, D. (2004). A brief review of warfarin and the international normalised ratio. New Zealand Medical Student Journal, 1, 31-33.

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Tong, D. C., & Liston, P. N. (2004). Halitosis: Raising a stink. New Zealand Family Physician, 31(5), 328-331.

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Tong, D. C., & Walker, R. J. (2004). Antibiotic prophylaxis in dialysis patients undergoing invasive dental treatment. Nephrology, 9, 167-170.

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Hauman, C. H. J., Chandler, N. P., & Tong, D. C. (2002). Endodontic implications of the maxillary sinus: A review. International Endodontic Journal, 35, 127-141.

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Kieser, J. A., Stephenson, S. C. R., Liston, P. N., Tong, D. C., & Langley, J. D. (2002). Serious facial fractures in New Zealand from 1979 to 1998. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 31, 206-209.

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Kieser, J., Stephenson, S., Liston, P. N., Tong, D. C., & Langley, J. D. (2002). Serious facial fractures in New Zealand from 1979 to 1998. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 31, 206-209.

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Tong, D. C., & Ferguson, M. M. (2002). A clinical approach to white patches in the mouth. New Zealand Family Physician, 29(5), 334-339.

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Tong, D. C., & Ferguson, M. M. (2002). Concurrent oral lichen planus and primary sclerosing cholangitis. British Journal of Dermatology, 147, 356-358.

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Liston, P. N., Kumara, R., & Tong, D. C. (2001). Displaced polishing discs: Two case reports. British Dental Journal, 191(2), 74-76. doi: 10.1038/sj.bdj.4801099

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Liston, P. N., Kumara, R., & Tong, D. C. (2001). Displaced polishing discs: two case reports and a review of the literature. British Dental Journal, 191, 74-76.

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Liston, P. N., Tong, D. C., Firth, N. A., & Kieser, J. A. (2001). Bite injuries: Pathophysiology, forensic analysis and management. New Zealand Dental Journal, 97, 58-63.

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Oda, D., Nguyen, M. P., Royack, G. A., & Tong, D. C. (2001). H2O2 oxidative damage in cultured oral epithelial cells: The effect of short-term vitamin C exposure. Anticancer Research, 21(4A), 2719-2724.

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Oda, D., Nguyen, M. P., Royack, G. A., & Tong, D. C. (2001). H2O2 oxidative damage in cultured oral epithelial cells: The effect of short term vitamin C exposure. Anticancer Research, 21, 2719-2724.

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Royack, G. A., Nyugen, M. P., Tong, D. C., & Oda, D. (2001). Response of human oral epithelial cells to oxidative damage and the effect of Vitamin E. Oral Oncology, 36, 37-41.

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Hu, D., Sires, B. S., Tong, D. C., & Oda, D. (2000). Effect of brief exposure to mitomycin-c on cultured human nasal mucosa fibroblasts. Oral Oncology, 16, 119-125.

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Royack, G. A., Nguyen, M. P., Tong, D. C., Poot, M., & Oda, D. (2000). Response of human oral epitheloal cells to oxidative damage and the effect of vitamin E. Oral Oncology, 36, 37-41.

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Royack, G. A., Nyugen, M. P., Tong, D. C., & Oda, D. (2000). Response of human oral epithelial cells to oxidative damage and the effect of vitamin E. Oral Oncology, 36, 37-41.

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Tong, D. C., & Rothwell, B. R. (2000). Antibiotic prophylaxis in dentistry: A review and practice recommendations. Journal of the American Dental Association, 131, 366-374.

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Tong, D. C., Poot, M., Hu, D., & Oda, D. (2000). 5-Fluorouracil induced apoptosis in cultured oral cancer cells. Oral Oncology, 36, 236-241.

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Tong, D. C., Poot, M., Hu, D., & Oda, D. (2000). 5-Fluorouracil-induced apoptosis in cultured oral cancer cells. Oral Oncology, 36, 236-241.

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Tong, D. C., & Worthington, P. (1999). Atypical migration of an impacted lower third molar. New Zealand Dental Journal, 95, 127-129.

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Tong, D. C., Rioux, K., Drangsholt, M., & Beirne, O. R. (1998). A review of survival rates for implants placed in grafted maxillary sinuses using meta-analysis. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants, 13, 175-182.

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McGrath, C. J. R., Egbert, M. A., Tong, D. C., & Myall, R. W. T. (1996). Unusual presentations of injuries associated with the mandibular condyle in children. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 34, 311-314.

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Omnell, L., Tong, D. C., & Thomas, T. (1994). Periodontal complications following orthognathic surgery and genioplasty in a 19-year-old: A case report. International Journal of Adult Orthodontics & Orthognathic Surgery, 9(2), 133-139.

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Sheller, B., & Tong, D. C. (1994). Dental management of a child on anticoagulant therapy and the International Normalized Ratio: Case reports. Pediatric Dentistry, 16(1), 56-58.

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Ngah, N. A., Ratnayake, J., Cooper, P. R., Dias, G. J., Tong, D. C., Mohd Noor, S. N. F., & Hussaini, H. M. (2021). Potential of lyophilized platelet concentrates for craniofacial tissue regenerative therapies. Molecules, 26, 517. doi: 10.3390/molecules26030517

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Yu, S., Narsinh, P., & Tong, D. (2021). 3 case reports of wooden periorbital foreign bodies at a single centre tertiary hospital. Advances in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 3, 100101. doi: 10.1016/j.adoms.2021.100101

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Breeze, J., Tong, D., & Gibbons, A. (2017). Contemporary management of maxillofacial ballistic trauma. British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, 55(7), 661-665. doi: 10.1016/j.bjoms.2017.05.001

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Tong, D. C. (2017). Surgical management in dentistry: The interdisciplinary relationship between periodontology and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Periodontology 2000, 74(1), 168-175. doi: 10.1111/prd.12196

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Tong, D., & Williams, M. D. (2014). Correction of midfacial fractures using a dentofacial traction appliance. Journal of Military & Veterans' Health, 22(2), 45-47. [Case Study].

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Tong, D. (2006). [Comment on Antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis]. New Zealand Dental Journal, (September), 69-70.

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