Perhaps it is useful to first consider how resistance is gained:
If you treat a population of bacteria with an antibiotic, some may die and some may live.
If none die, they are obviously resistant.
If all of them die, then all of them were sensitive, meaning that the size of the population and the variation were not large enough in order for some of the bacteria to be resistant. One approach would be to try to get larger genetic variation by inducing mutations with some mutagen. In addition, you can take a larger population. This would in effect let you sample a larger part of the genetic space to see if you can find a resistant strain. Of course it is possible that this will not work.
If some die and some are resistant, the situation is slightly more complicated. One possibility is that those which lived are genetically resistant (their DNA is different). To see if this is the case, you take those which lived and treat them again with the antibiotic. If they all live, they are resistant. Another possibility is that they are scholastically resistant. This phenomenon is known as bacterial persistence. What happens is that there is a genetic switch that randomly bestows resistance in some fraction of the population, let's say 10 percent. If you now take this population and reapply the antibiotic, only 10% of the population will survive. This interesting mechanism allows the bacteria adapt more quickly, since they do not have to make modifications to their DNA.
I am guessing that if the bacteria are genetically resistant, they will stay resistant. If the bacteria are scholastically resistant, it might be possible to affect the genetic switch which causes the persistence. This, in addition to reducing the size of the population, might cause a situation where none of the bacteria in the population are resistant long enough to survive.