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.