Ouch, That Hurts! Managing Dentinal Hypersensitivity Pre- and Post-Debridement


This webinar has been postponed until further notice. There has been an unforeseen delay in the delivery of the equipment needed for the live demo portion. We will announce the new date as soon as soon as we can. We apologize for any inconvenience.


 Please Note: If you are not able to attend the live webinar session due to the scheduled time, no problem! All registered participants will receive a link to the recording, along with Dr. Joy’s contact information for any questions. 

Course Description (Lecture and Live Demonstration) 

Dentinal hypersensitivity is a common dental condition that affects approximately 57% of the general population. Dentinal hypersensitivity can be caused by a variety of factors; however, one cause often overlooked or simply ignored is improper manual and ultrasonic instrumentation. The good news is clinical management of dentinal hypersensitivity is possible.

This course will explore effective stroke dynamics to reduce the incidence of dentinal hypersensitivity caused by improper instrumentation. A thorough discussion of treatment options to address patient discomfort pre and post debridement will be had. The course will conclude with a live demonstration of basic instrumentation techniques that promotes conservation of tooth structure and patient comfortability during instrumentation procedures.

Learning Objectives:

- Identify the clinical signs and symptoms of dentinal hypersensitivity
- Review causes of dentin exposure
- Examine basic instrumentation techniques that facilitate effective, comfortable, and patient-centered care
- Explore treatment modalities that address patient comfort per and post periodontal debridement



With over 27 years of experience, Joy D. Void-Holmes is considered a thought leader in dental hygiene and is recognized for her ability to evoke passion into her work to help elevate the knowledge of the dental community. She is an educator, writer, consultant, and researcher. Published author for multiple dental related articles, editor and chief of the Inspire the Future Newsletter, creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner, and co-founder of the Inspire the Future Summit educators conference. She is an accomplished speaker and has lectured nationally. Her continuing education presentations include a variety of topics such as instrumentation, ultrasonics, infection control, nutrition and biochemistry, health promotion models, and oral-systemic diseases. Joy currently serves as president for the Maryland Dental Hygienists’ Association and is a consultant examiner for the Commission on Dental Competency Exams. Dr. Joy received her doctorate degree from Nova Southeastern University.


This webinar is being provided in co-sponsorship with Dental Toaster and is valid for 1.5 CEU. Dental Toaster is a nationally approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. Provider ID#383988