Dr. Jon L. Richter - Bio


Jon L. Richter, D.M.D., Ph.D.

The ProFreshBreath Care System was developed by Dr. Jon L. Richter, the Founding Director of the Richter Center for the Treatment of Breath Disorders in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Richter's program has achieved international recognition as the first facility of its kind in the world devoted exclusively to the diagnosis, treatment, and research of breath disorders.

Dr. Richter has lectured internationally, published numerous technical papers in medical and dental journals and is recognized as a leading authority on breath disorders. He has successfully treated thousands of patients through his clinic. The ProFresh BreathCare System was developed directly from the clinical program. Independent laboratory studies have proven ProFresh to be highly effective in preventing bad breath odor.

Dr. Richter's work in the treatment of bad breath has been featured on The Rachael Ray Show, ABC's Good Morning America and 20/20. He has also been recognized in numerous national publications such as Reader's Digest, USA Today and the New York Times.

Yale University 1966 BA
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
1975 DMD
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
Division of Advanced Education
1975 Certificate
of Specialization
in Periodontics
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine
Division of Advanced Education
1976 Certificate
of Specialization
in Periodontal
University of Pennsylvania
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
1977 Ph.D. Anatomy

Faculty Appointments

Fulltime and part-time teaching and lecturing at the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine 1970-1979.

Published Work

Diagnosis and Treatment of Halitosis, Compendium, April 1996.

Psychosocial disability in halitosis patients with psychogenic vs. organic etiology, in preparation.


Anaerobic Bacterial Glossitis - Assessment and Treatment. Second International Conference on Oral Malodour, Leuven, Belgium, Oct. 19, 1995.

Halitosis - Scientific Basis and Strategies for Clinical Treatment. 86th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Peridontology, New Orleans, October 18, 1996.

A Comparison of the Validity of Four Clinical Tests in Differentiating Between Organic and Psychological Halitosis. Third International Conference on Breath Malodour, Vancouver, Canada, August 22-23, 1997.

Volatile Sulfur Compounds, Halitosis and Periodontal Disease, with P.W. Johnson. 87th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Periodontology, San Diego, October 5-8, 1997.

Frequently lectures at dental schools and local and state dental societies on topics related to halitosis.


Engaged in the practice of general and specialized dentistry from 1970 to 2011.

Founder and Director of The Richter Center, a diagnostic and treatment program for patients suffering from chronic halitosis (1992 to 2011).

Continuing Education

Participation in over 100 professional programs, seminars and courses since 1970.

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