Continuing Education

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

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


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