Colgate Professional invites you to view a special learning broadcast delivered by Professor David Bartlett, head of prosthodontics at King’s College London Dental Institute. In this broadcast, you have the opportunity to learn how you can further help your patients with dentine hypersensitivity. Simply view, feedback and complete CPD questions to gain one hour verifiable CPD.
Dentine hypersensitivity is a painful, yet common, oral health problem. Although prevalence can be as high as 57%1, some patients are reluctant to report sensitivity, which can make it difficult to diagnose and challenging to treat. As a result of patients not reporting the pain and discomfort they suffer, professionals aren’t always able to address the problem; subsequently toothbrushing and flossing become painful, putting patients at an increased caries risk. As dental professionals we can help them manage this debilitating condition.
During this broadcast, Professor Bartlett provides an interesting and informative overview, in which he discusses his personal experiences of dentine hypersensitivity and how his own perceptions around risk factors have evolved. The broadcast also looks at an overview, including epidemiology and aetiology before moving to reviewing measurement methods and underlying conditions as contributing factors. Towards the end of the hour, Professor Bartlett looks at available technologies and treatment options based on the previously highlighted underlying conditions, while sharing some interesting case studies reviewing simple, complex and resistant cases.
To view this complimentary broadcast please visit http://www.colgateprofessional.co.uk/professionaleducation/DHS-in-the-Dental-Surgery-1-hour-verifiable-CPD/video. For further information on Colgate products, please visit the Colgate Professional homepage – www.colgateprofessional.co.uk.
1. Gillam D et al. Dental Update Sept 2013