Journal article

'Say Ahhh': What do dentists, general medical practitioners and community pharmacists do about halitosis?

Phyllis Lau, Chythra Meethal, Michelle Middleton, Malcolm Clark, Ivan Darby

INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL | WILEY | Published : 2019

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Halitosis is common and can have significant impact on quality of life. Current literature recommends multidisciplinary approaches. This paper explored the practice, knowledge and views of Australian general dental practitioners (GDPs), general medical practitioners (GMPs) and community pharmacists (CPs) on halitosis and interprofessional collaboration to manage halitosis. METHODS: A mixed methods approach was used. Recruited GMPs, GDPs and CPs completed an online survey. A small number then participated in semi-structured follow-up interviews. RESULTS: Sixty-six GDPs, 27 GMPs and 114 CPs completed the survey. Five from each group were interviewed. Sixty-eight percent of GMPs a..

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