Course Details

Sensitive Teeth, Sensible Solutions: Managing Dentinal Hypersensitivity

Joy Void-Holmes, RDH, BSDH, MHSc


Time: 8:00 am – 11:30 am Code: T14 Cost: $35 | $50 after 9/26 Date: Thursday, Oct 24

Subject:  Dentinal Hypersensitivity |  Audience: All Attendees  |  CE Credits: 3 hours Lecture

Course Description:

Dentinal hypersensitivity (DH) is a common dental condition that affects a large majority of the population. Clinical management of dentinal hypersensitivity is possible. What do you use to help your patients? What is your go-to product? Are you using a scientific approach to treatment? While the choices for treating DH are endless, the materials that are used are not the same. This course will examine new product innovations for managing dentinal hypersensitivity using an evidenced-based approach for treatment options.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss the prevalence and etiology of dentinal hypersensitivity.
  • Identify causative agents of dentinal hypersensitivity.
  • Describe the latest technological advancements in DH treatment.

About the Speaker: Dr. Joy is the founder of Dr. Joy, RDH, where she advances the art and science of dental hygiene through continuing education, research, content creation and product testing. She is co-founder of JELL-ED, an educational consultancy designed to bridge the gap between education and the educator. She is the creator of the Dental Hygiene Student Planner™. She is also a skilled technical writer and enjoys writing on all things related to dentistry! Dr. Joy serves as a consultant examiner for the CDCA-WREB-CITA examination board, board member for the Maryland State Board of Dental Examiners, and editorial advisory board member for Inside Dental Hygiene. Dr. Joy is an active member of the American Academy of Dental Hygiene. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the Maryland Dental Action Coalition. Dr. Joy received her certificate in dental hygiene from Howard University, her Bachelor of Science Degree in dental hygiene from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry and earned two advanced degrees from Nova Southeastern University: a Master of Health Science with a forensic investigative science concentration and a Doctor of Health Science.

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