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Oral Hypersensitivity – 5 CE

Activity Overview

This course discusses the etiology, prevalence and diagnosis of dentinal hypersensitivity as well as review clinical evidence behind common treatments.

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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of dentinal hypersensitivity and common contributing factors
  2. Explain the hydrodynamic theory, widely accepted as the cause for dentinal sensitivity
  3. Discuss common diagnostic tools
  4. List common ingredients used in at-home and in-office desensitizing products
  5. Discuss the mode of action of common ingredients
  6. Discuss the clinical evidence behind common treatment approaches including in-office treatments

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Financial Support Disclosure

This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support.

Delivery Type

Home Study Monograph



5.0 Contact Hours

Target Audience

Dental Assistant
Dental Hygienist
Dental Technician
Dental Specialist
Health Access Dental

Activity Type

Contains case-based material


Provider No. 50-20641
AGD No. 386503
CE Broker No. 20-625726


Jonas Ashbaugh, DDS



Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

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Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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