The History and Significance of Dental Photography

  • Feng Liu
  • Mingming Xu
  • Tongfeng He


The photography can capture and reproduce the beauty in our life.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Feng Liu
    • 1
  • Mingming Xu
    • 1
  • Tongfeng He
    • 2
  1. 1.Peking University Hospital of StomatologyBeijingChina
  2. 2.Beijing Fengjing Dental ClinicBeijingChina

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