Identification of Digit Sucking and Other Habits in the Young Patient

This micro skills course informs you of the aetiology of sucking habits and the factors that influence the prevalence of sucking habits. It also describes the potential effects of a persistent habit.

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. Describe how to detect and identify those patients with persistent and adverse habits
  3. Identify dental and skeletal changes which may result from persistent and adverse habits
  4. Identify those patients who require intervention or treatment

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.