It is time to reduce the mortality rate of oral cancer in Chile.

  • Alejandra Fernández School of Dentistry, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile.
  • Carla Álvarez University of Chile; Departamento de Odontología


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How to Cite
FERNÁNDEZ, Alejandra; ÁLVAREZ, Carla. It is time to reduce the mortality rate of oral cancer in Chile.. Journal of Oral Research, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 4, p. 122, apr. 2018. ISSN 0719-2479. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 01 aug. 2021. doi:


oral cancer, Chile, Explicit Health Guarantees Program, GES