Hypersensitive About Dentine Hypersensitivity? Aetiology and Management Explored [NM]
In Collaboration with
Dr Daniel Felman
BDSc (Hons), DCD, FRACDS (Endo)
Daniel completed his BDSc(Hons) and DCD(Endo) at the University of Melbourne and subsequently achieved Fellowship with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons (RACDS).
Daniel is a Member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Endodontists (ANZAE), the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), the Australian Dental Association (ADA) and the International Association of Dental Traumatology (IADT) and currently serves on the committee of the Australian Society of Endodontology (Vic). He is the Chair of the Australian Dental Association Bayside Group.
In addition to his full-time private practice commitments in McKinnon and Brighton, Daniel is the Endodontic Consultant at Monash Medical Centre.
He lectures widely both locally and nationally and is currently involved in teaching post-graduate Endodontics at the University of Melbourne.
Dentine hypersensitivity is one of the most common dental complaints encountered by dental practitioners. Aetiological factors include dental hard tissue loss via erosion, abrasion and attrition, gingival recession, anatomical variations, restorative micro-leakage via compromised dentine bonding and caries. Of these, post-operative symptoms following restorative procedures can be especially frustrating for patients. Dentinal hypersensitivity may be chronic and can cause significant patient distress and morbidity. There are a myriad of possible treatment options ranging from topical agents to restorative interventions, or even pulpotomy or pulpectomy.
This presentation will explore the pathways, mechanisms and management of Dentinal Hypersensitivity.