Managing Dentin Hypersensitivity: A Continuous Care Strategy

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Thursday, May 23, 2013


Shirley Branam, RDH, MBA

Course Overview

Dentin hypersensitivity is an episodic condition that is increasing in prevalence, a consequence of the 21st century lifestyle. Surprisingly, a majority of patients do not actively seek treatment to desensitize their teeth, instead adopting coping behaviors, such as avoidance of cold foods and drinking through straws. Effective prevention and management of dentin hypersensitivity requires a continuum of care. The objective of this course is to provide the dental health professional with a continuous care strategy for identifying and meeting the treatment needs of patients suffering from hypersensitive dentin.

Course Objectives

At the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Conduct an effective assessment process to identify areas of hypersensitive dentin
  • Recommend patient-specific behavioral modifications necessary to prevent the initiation of dentin hypersensitivity
  • Implement a continuous care approach, using appropriate patient-applied and in-office therapies, to manage the discomfort of dentinal hypersensitivity


University of Detroit Mercy Dental Corktown Campus, Detroit, MI
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Tuition includes a light dinner and refreshments.

Dentist - $55; Allied - $45
UDM Alumni: Dentist - $49.50; Allied - $40.50

If you choose to pay for a continuing education course by check, please note that the check must be received by UDM within ten (10) days of registration. If the check is not received within ten (10) days of registration, we will assume that you are no longer interested in the course and will remove you from the course roster and you will forfeit your held seat. If you register less than ten (10) days prior to the start of a course, payment will be accepted up to the course start time. If additional time is required, please contact 313-494-6626 prior to registering to make a payment arrangement.


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM; Registration table opens half an hour before the course begins.

CDE Credits

2 hours (Lecture)

Registration Policy

For your convenience you may register up until 3:00 p.m. on the day prior to the start of the course with no additional charge. An additional non-refundable fee of $20 dollars per person, per course will be assessed to any registrations received after 3:00 p.m. the day prior to a course or to any same day or walk in registrations.

Refund and Cancellation Policy

Unless otherwise posted, a full refund less $25 will be granted if notification of cancellation is received by the Institute for Advanced Continuing Dental Education office two weeks (14 or more days) prior to the start of the course. If a cancellation is received less than two weeks (13 or less days) prior to the start of a lecture only course, a full refund less $100 will be granted. Refunds cannot be given for same any day cancellations or no-shows.

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This course is sponsored in part by unconditional educational grant from Dentsply Professional.