Colgate Oral Health Network

Dentin Hypersensitivity: Current Concepts in the Management of a Common Problem

This course will discuss the factors contributing to dentin hypersensitivity, types of pain stimuli and pain impulse conduction theories while providing clinical evidence supporting over-the counter and professionally applied desensitizing agents.

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify the types of pain stimuli which elicit hypersensitive reactions
  • Understand the ways in which desensitization agents act to decrease sensitivity
  • Evaluate treatment options to plan for evidenced based in-office treatment and at home therapies for a patient to control or treat hypersensitivity