Management of Dentin Hypersensitivity


This is a prospective cohort study of patients with dentin hypersensitivity. The study population will consist of adult dental patients who have dentin hypersensitivity and the practitioners who provide treatment for this condition. Approximately 180 dentists across the nation will enroll 14 study patients, with an enrollment aim of 2,520 adult patients for the entire network.


The primary objective of the study is to gain a better understanding of the multiple treatments used to manage dentin hypersensitivity among US dental practitioners by characterizing methods of diagnosing dentin hypersensitivity in the practice setting, dentists' selected treatment(s) of dentin hypersensitivity, and patient-reported pain outcomes over time.

The secondary objectives of the study are to explore patient-, practitioner-, practice-, and tooth-level characteristics that may contribute to practitioners' selected treatment(s) and approach(es) to care and to characterize patients' satisfaction with the received treatment of dentin hypersensitivity.