Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the dental professional should be able to:

  • Discuss the prevalence of dentinal hypersensitivity and common contributing factors.

  • Explain the hydrodynamic theory, widely accepted as the cause for dentinal sensitivity.

  • Discuss common diagnostic tools.

  • List common ingredients used in at-home and in-office desensitizing products.

  • Discuss the mode of action of common ingredients.

  • Discuss the clinical evidence behind common treatment approaches including in-office treatments.