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Basketball players’ experience of dental injury and awareness about mouthguard in China. Dent Traumatol 2008; 24: 430-4 77. Berry DC, Miller MG, Leow W. Attitudes of central collegiate hockey association ice hockey players toward athletic mouthguard usage. J Public Health Dent 2005; 65 (2): 71-5 78. Miller MG, Berry DC, Gariepsy GS, et al. Attitudes of high school ice hockey players toward mouthguard usage. IJAHSP 2006; 4 (4): 1-6 79. Hendrick K, Farrelly P, Jagger R. Oro-facial injuries and mouthguard use in elite female field hockey players.

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Deroche T, Stephan Y, Castanier C, et al. Social cognitive determinants of the intention to wear safety gear among adult in-line skaters. Accid Anal Prev 2009; 41: 1064-9 40. Kroncke EL, Niedfeldt MW, Young CC. Use of protective equipment by adolescents in inline skating, skateboarding, and snowboarding. Clin J Sports Med 2008; 18 (1): 38-43 41. De Nooijer J, De Wit M, Steenhuis I. Why young Dutch inline skaters do (not) use protective equipment. Eur J Pub Health 2004; 14: 178-81 42. Lehl G. Perception of Chandigarh sports coaches regarding oro-facial injuries and their prevention.

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