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Validation of organoleptics and instrumental measurement for halitosis among patient with malodour

Journal of Dental Health, Oral Disorders & Therapy
Ashwini Dayma,1 Manish Jain,2 Vrinda Saxena,3 Nilesh Torwane,4 Vineesh Vishnu,5 Anshika Khare6

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Objective: Assess the severity/levels of halitosis among the patient with malodor by using organoleptic technique and to compare the halitosis by organoleptics measurement and halitosis instrument/bad breath tester (Tanita©).
Materials and methods: A total 320 study population was considered for study and the age ranged from 20-60 years. Halitosis is measured by organoleptic method by two different examiner and also used halitosis instrument/bad breath tester (Tanita©) with scoring criteria. For data collection preformed, closed ended Questionnaire was used...Statistical analyses were used: chi square test. 
Result: Out of 320, 29 (0.09%) subjets was recorded with no halitosis. While comparing of data of organoleptic method and instrument/bad breath tester (Tanita©) sensitivity and specificity are 41.1% and 53.3 % respectively.ROC curve is 0.473 
Conclusion: The organoleptic method is more effective as compared halitosis instrument for detection of halitosis.


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