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Dental/Dental Hygienist

Counseling and Treating Bad Breath


Upon successful completion of this course the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of developing communication skills for discussing bad breath concerns with patients.
  2. Identify the primary source of oral malodor.
  3. List the sulfur compounds most commonly associated with bad breath.
  4. Identify systemic disorders and medications known to contribute to oral malodor.
  5. Explain a useful communication model: Permission, Limited Information, Specific Suggestions, and Intensive Therapy.
  6. Describe interview strategies used by clinicians to facilitate patient counseling.
  7. Treatment options for oral malodor.
  8. Observe the American Dental Association’s (ADA) Code of Professional Conduct for the Dental Profession recommending bad breath treatments.
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