Dentine Hypersensitivity

1st Edition

Developing a Person-centred Approach to Oral Health

Authors: Peter Glenn Robinson
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128016312
eBook ISBN: 9780128016589
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th August 2014
Page Count: 336
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Dentine Hypersensitivity: Developing a Person-Centred Approach to Oral Health provides a detailed and integrated account of interdisciplinary research into dentine hypersensitivity. The monograph will be of interest to all those working on person centred oral health related research because it provides not only an account of the findings of a series of studies into dentine hypersensitivity drawing on the research traditions of epidemiology, sociology psychology, and dental public health but an integrated study of the benefits of exploring a single oral condition from this range of disciplines.

Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to Dentine Hypersensitivity, and uses a multidisciplinary approach to detail interdisciplinary research on the subject
  • Outlines the clinical presentation of Dentine Hypersensitivity and the underlying physiological mechanisms
  • Presents a case study of how social and behavioral science can bright new insights into the experience, treatment, and fundamental knowledge of an important dental condition
  • Written by prominent dentists, psychologists, sociologists, and industry scientists working specifically on the topic of Dentine Hypersensitivity and its subsequent research


Dental academics working in oral health related quality of life, dental public health, behavioral and social science.

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • List of Contributors
  • Part One: Introduction and Background

    • 1. Introduction

      • Diseases, people, and society
      • The operation was a success, but the patient died
      • Biopsychosocial model of health
      • Health-related quality of life
      • Oral health-related quality of life
      • Applications of OHQoL
      • The value of theoretical models
      • This book
      • References
    • 2. Clinical presentation and physiological mechanisms of dentine hypersensitivity

      • Introduction
      • Clinical presentation of DH
      • Physiological mechanisms of DH
      • Summary
      • References
    • 3. The burden of dentine hypersensitivity

      • Introduction
      • Diagnosis of dentine hypersensitivity
      • Prevalence of dentine hypersensitivity
      • Acknowledgment
      • References
    • 4. The management of dentine hypersensitivity

      • Introduction/overview
      • Etiology, predisposing factors, and clinical features
      • Methods for product evaluation
      • In-office (professionally applied) treatment modalities
      • Toothpastes, mouth rinse formulations, and topically applied varnishes
      • Recent advances in the management of DH
      • Clinical management of DH
      • Specific DH management strategies
      • Conclusion
      • Acknowledgment
      • References
    • 5. The importance of subjective assessments of dentine hypersensitivity

      • Introduction
      • Assessment of dental disease and health
      • How do we measure “health-related quality of life?”
      • Interpretation of OHQoL data and measurement of pain symptoms
      • How to capture clinically relevant change
      • Relevance for measurement of dentine hypersensitivity
      • Conclusion
      • References
  • Part Two: The Subjective Experience of Dentine Hypers


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About the Author

Peter Glenn Robinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Director of Research, School of Clinical Dentistry Honorary Consultant in Dental Public Health, NHS Sheffield. Vice-Chair, NIHR Specialty Group for Oral and Dental Research