Abeer Abo El Naga

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Title: Dentinal hypersensitivity: recent trends in the treatment


Associate Professor and course director of third year Operative Dentistry at Faculty of Dentistry, king Abdulaziz University. Received my B.Sc. of Oral and Dental Medicine (1988), MSc in Restorative Dentistry, and PhD in Operative Dentistry (2007) from Faculty of Oral and Dental Medicine, Cairo University. I Served as Assistant Professor of Operative Dentistry at Misr University for Science and Technology (Cairo, Egypt) and Ibn Sina National College for Medical Studies (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia) from 2007 to 2011. I had presented and published more than 20 papers in reputed journals.


Dentine hypersensitivity is one of the most encountered problems in the dental clinics. When a patient presents with dentine hypersensitivity symptoms, he/she should be examined and informed of the proper treatment option to eliminate the problem. However, many dentists have some problems in diagnosing and treating dentine hypersensitivity. Selection of the most appropriate treatment option to achieve successful management is based on proper diagnosis for the condition and its etiological factor. This presentation will cover the following: the etiological factors, diagnosis and invasive vs. most recent non invasive treatment of dentine hypersensitivity.