Dr. David G Gillam

– BA, BDS, MSc, DDS, FRSPH, FHEA, MIC.

– Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, London UK.

– He gained extensive clinical experience in Germany and the UK working in general dental practice and community dentistry before undertaking a part time Master’s course in Periodontology at Guys Dental Hospital.

– I also worked at King’s Dental Hospital teaching both Dental Hygienists and Undergraduate students (1986-1988).

– I then worked for approximately 10 years at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral HealthCare Sciences (1989-1998) as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and University Lecturer.

– My main research interests included dentine Hypersensitivity and I conducted several clinical and laboratory studies as a Principal and Sub-Investigator as well as supervising MSc and associated projects.

Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity

Dentine Hypersensitivity (DH) is a common clinical problem that may impact on the quality of life of individuals who experience discomfort from hot and cold food and drink during their day to day activities. Several management paradigms have been advocated for the treatment of DH which include both education and preventive strategies together with 1) professionally applied (In-office) or 2) home use (over-the-counter [OTC] treatment options. This presentation will provide an overview of current management modalities, techniques and products as well as an update on a novel bioactive glass toothpaste (Biomin™) that has been developed by researchers from a London University (QMUL).

Dr. David G Gillam

– BA, BDS, MSc, DDS, FRSPH, FHEA, MIC.

– Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry, QMUL, London UK.

– He gained extensive clinical experience in Germany and the UK working in general dental practice and community dentistry before undertaking a part time Master’s course in Periodontology at Guys Dental Hospital.

– I also worked at King’s Dental Hospital teaching both Dental Hygienists and Undergraduate students (1986-1988).

– I then worked for approximately 10 years at the Eastman Dental Institute for Oral HealthCare Sciences (1989-1998) as a Research Fellow, Senior Research Fellow and University Lecturer.

– My main research interests included dentine Hypersensitivity and I conducted several clinical and laboratory studies as a Principal and Sub-Investigator as well as supervising MSc and associated projects.

Management of Dentine Hypersensitivity

Dentine Hypersensitivity (DH) is a common clinical problem that may impact on the quality of life of individuals who experience discomfort from hot and cold food and drink during their day to day activities. Several management paradigms have been advocated for the treatment of DH which include both education and preventive strategies together with 1) professionally applied (In-office) or 2) home use (over-the-counter [OTC] treatment options. This presentation will provide an overview of current management modalities, techniques and products as well as an update on a novel bioactive glass toothpaste (Biomin™) that has been developed by researchers from a London University (QMUL).