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Zhelnov P. A critical appraisal of ‘Lin Z, Strauss FJ, Lang NP, Sculean A, Salvi GE, Stähli A. Efficacy of laser monotherapy or non-surgical mechanical instrumentation in the management of untreated periodontitis patients. A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clin Oral Investig. 2020 Nov 10. doi: 10.1007/s00784-020-03584-y. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33170372’. Zheln. 2020 Nov 14;46(2):r48d10. URI:

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