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Release Date: February 14, 2018
Expiration Date: February 13, 2021
Dentin hypersensitivity is one of the most commonly encountered conditions in a dental practice. Educating patients regarding the risk factors associated with their condition is just as essential as encouraging their involvement with the different in-office and at-home treatment options available. Etiological factors associated with dentin hypersensitivity and various treatment modalities, ranging from over-the-counter toothpastes to lasers in the dental office, will be presented. This intermediate-level course is intended for general practitioners of dentistry. It will help general dental practitioners, as well as the hygienists and assistants in their team, establish a diagnosis and develop plans to treat dentin hypersensitivity with a range of options tailored for the particular etiology encountered per the individual patient’s mouth.
AGD Subject Code: 161
Western Schools designates this activity for 3 continuing education credits.
- Describe dentin hypersensitivity and its epidemiology.
- Identify the etiology and risk factors for dentin hypersensitivity.
- Outline the steps in diagnosing dentin hypersensitivity, including history and examination.
- Discuss strategies for managing and treating dentin hypersensitivity.
Poonam Jain, BDS, MS, MPH, is a professor and directs community dentistry at the Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine (SIU SDM) in Alton, Illinois, where she has taught since 1997. She obtained her BDS degree from the University of Delhi in 1990 and her master’s degree in science and a certificate in operative dentistry from the University of Iowa in 1997. In 2011 she obtained her MPH degree from the School of Public Health, St. Louis University. Dr. Jain directs didactic and clinical courses in cariology, community dentistry, and preventive dentistry and directs all community outreach efforts at SIU SDM. In addition, she is active in research and has published a book chapter, 13 articles in peer-reviewed journals, and numerous abstracts. She has mentored many students in research and takes great pride in her students’ work. Dr. Jain has lectured at various meetings at local, state, national, and international levels. Dr. Jain maintains a private practice in general dentistry in Staunton, Illinois. In addition, Dr. Jain has chaired various committees and organizations at national and university levels and is involved with the community where she lives.
- Contact hours will be awarded for up to one (1) year from the date of purchase or through the expiration date indicated above, whichever date comes first.
- You must score 75% or higher on the final exam and complete the course evaluation to pass this course and receive a certificate of completion.
- Through our review processes, Western Schools ensures that the course content is presented in a balanced, unbiased manner and is free from commercial influence. It is Western Schools’ policy not to accept commercial support.
- All persons involved in the planning and development of this course have disclosed no relevant financial relationships or other conflicts of interest related to the course content.
- There are no prerequisites for this course.