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Heritable patterns of tooth decay in the permanent dentition: principal components and factor analyses

John R Shaffer11223*, Eleanor Feingold1235, Xiaojing Wang2346, Karen TCuenco23467, Daniel E Weeks15, Rebecca S DeSensi2346, Deborah E Polk2378, Steve Wendell2346, Robert J Weyant27, Richard Crout29, Daniel W McNeil10 and Mary L Marazita1112346

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

2 Center for Oral Health Research in Appalachia, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

3 West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

4 Center for Craniofacial and Dental Genetics, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, USA

5 Department of Biostatistics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

6 Department of Oral Biology, School of Dental Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

7 Department of Dental Public Health and Information Management, University of Pittsburgh, School of Dental Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

8 Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

9 Department of Periodontics, West Virginia University School of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

10 Dental Practice and Rural Health, West Virginia University of Dentistry, Morgantown, WV 26506, USA

11 Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA

12 Department of Human Genetics, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, 130 DeSoto St., Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA

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BMC Oral Health 2012, 12:7  doi:10.1186/1472-6831-12-7

Published: 9 March 2012

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