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Copyright and Access: Annals of Dental Specialty is an Open Access journal, and all articles are distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share Alike 4.0 (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0). This license allows third parties to copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format, and to remix, transform, and build upon the material, provided the original work is properly cited and states its license. Creative Commons Corporation (“Creative Commons”) provides this license as a standardized framework for sharing original works of authorship and other materials subject to copyright and certain other rights. Here are the key points:

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Issue 4 Volume 12 - 2024