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A reply was published on 7 September 2012, see Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(9), 3283-3285.

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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9(9), 3280-3282; doi:10.3390/ijerph9093280
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Comments on: Cardoso, C.F.; Drummond, A.F.; Lages, E.M.B.; Pretti, H.; Ferreira, E.F.; Abreu, M.H.N.G. The Dental Aesthetic Index and Dental Health Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need as Tools in Epidemiological Studies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 3277–3286

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Received: 27 January 2012 / Accepted: 27 January 2012 / Published: 7 September 2012
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In regard to the article entitled “The Dental Aesthetic Index and Dental Health Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need as Tools in Epidemiological Studies” by Cardoso et al. [1] which checks the validity and agreement of two scales for orthodontic treatment need, we would like to draw your attention to a number of discrepancies in the design and methodology which have affected the results. [...]
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Arora, V.; Gupta, N.K.; Nath, D.K.; Tandan, A.; Chandra, P. Comments on: Cardoso, C.F.; Drummond, A.F.; Lages, E.M.B.; Pretti, H.; Ferreira, E.F.; Abreu, M.H.N.G. The Dental Aesthetic Index and Dental Health Component of the Index of Orthodontic Treatment Need as Tools in Epidemiological Studies. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2011, 8, 3277–3286. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2012, 9, 3280-3282.

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