Time (PT): 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Time (ET): 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Causes, Diagnosis and Therapies
Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Course
3 Hours Credits
Instructor: DR. COREY GOLD, D.D.S.
One of the most common conditions that dental professionals encounter is patients with chronic bad breath. The technical term for bad breath is halitosis and it is an extremely common condition.
Although there are a lot of misconceptions about the causes of halitosis, it is now known that between 85-90% of bad breath cases are caused by common bacteria found in the oral and/or nasal cavity.
vStudies suggest that between 50-80 million American’s suffer from chronic halitosis. Bad breath is found in all age groups, races, socioeconomic levels and genders. 3 Halitosis can be a very embarrassing condition for people and causes many individuals to avoid social contact. In the most extreme cases, it has even led to depression and suicide.
Americans spend over $10 billion dollars a year trying to treat bad breath by purchasing mints, rinses, gum, pills, pastes and other breath remedies. Most of these products act as short-term remedies that mask the halitosis problem but do not eliminate the condition. Some people with halitosis are very aware of their malodor and take actions to reduce the scent. Other people with halitosis are unaware of the condition of their breath odor. These individuals with halitosis have adapted to their own odor and consider their breath scent to be normal.
It is important that the dental team identify and treat the sources of halitosis. In a minority of cases, what appears to be simple bad breath may be a symptom of a serious underlying medical condition.
After completing this course, the clinician will be able to:
- Identify the most common oral sources of halitosis; including identifying the specific bacteria known to create bad breath.
- Identify the most common non-oral causes of halitosis.
- Describe the various self and professional halitosis assessment methods.
- Describe the different mechanical techniques that patients can use to decrease bad breath.
- Identify the most commonly used therapeutic agents to treat halitosis.
- Describe the natural solutions people use to reduce bad breath.
About Live, Interactive Webcast Continuing Education Seminars:
A live, interactive webcast seminar is similar to attending a continuing education seminar in your community,
except that you attend via your computer. Each course is done live in a format that allows your participation.
Anyone who has access to a computer that can play sound can participate in an ACES webcast seminar. No
special computer knowledge or equipment is required to participate in our webcast seminars.
When you enroll in any ACES webcast course, you will be sent an e-mail with complete information on how to
join the online seminar and a copy of the course syllabus. At the conclusion of your live seminar, you will complete
a course examination online. You will then be able to print your continuing education certificate from your computer.
Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:
Instructor: Dr. Corey Gold - No relevant financial relationship to report
Education Advisory Committee (EAC): Members of the EAC have no relevant financial relationships to report
ACES ownership and staff: No relevant financial relationship to report
Advanced Continuing Education Systems is an ADA CERP Recognized provider for dental continuing education.
ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
Advanced Continuing Education Systems (Provider RP4393) has been approved by the Dental Board of California as a provider of dental continuing education.
To learn more about ACES and this course: call 888-844-ACES