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Dr. Shirtcliff is the president, RMS Consulting, Redmond, OR.
Dr. Milgrom is an emeritus professor of oral health sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, WA.
Published online: February 08, 2023
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Disclosures. Drs. Shirtcliff and Milgrom did not report any disclosures.
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