Halitosis management by the general dental practitioner—results of an international consensus workshop.

Seemann, Rainer; Conceicao, M. D.; Filippi, A.; Greenman, J.; Lenton, P.; Nachnani, S.; Quirynen, M.; Roldan, S.; Schulze, H.; Sterer, N.; Tangerman, A.; Winkel, E. G.; Yaegaki, K.; Rosenberg, M. (2014). Halitosis management by the general dental practitioner—results of an international consensus workshop. Journal of breath research, 8(1), 017101. IOP Science 10.1088/1752-7155/8/1/017101

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Clinical investigations on patients suffering from halitosis clearly reveal that in the vast majority of cases the source for an offensive breath odor can be found within the oral cavity (90%). Based on these studies, the main sources for intra-oral halitosis where tongue coating, gingivitis/periodontitis or a combination of the two. Thus, it is perfectly logical that general dental practitioners (GDPs) should be able to manage intra-oral halitosis under the conditions found in a normal dental practice. However, GDPs who are interested in diagnosing and treating halitosis are challenged to incorporate scientifically based strategies for use in their clinics. Therefore, the present paper summarizes the results of a consensus workshop of international authorities held with the aim to reach a consensus on general guidelines on how to assess and diagnose patients' breath odor concerns and general guidelines on regimens for the treatment of halitosis.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Medicine > Department of Preventive, Restorative and Pediatric Dentistry

UniBE Contributor:

Seemann, Rainer

Subjects:

600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1752-7163

Publisher:

IOP Science

Language:

English

Submitter:

Users 22 not found.

Date Deposited:

02 Sep 2014 12:14

Last Modified:

11 Jun 2015 13:00

Publisher DOI:

10.1088/1752-7155/8/1/017101

PubMed ID:

24566222

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.58490

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/58490

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