Aetiology of Tooth Surface Loss

This micro skills course defines dental erosion and introduces you to the typical clinical presenting signs and symptoms of this condition.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Faculty of Dental Surgery Royal College of Surgeons

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Define dental erosion
  3. Describe its clinical presentation
  4. State how other tooth wear mechanisms may impact upon erosive tooth surface loss
  5. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the sources of extrinsic and intrinsic acids implicated in the aetiology of dental erosion

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.