The Development of the Normal Occlusion – Primary, Mixed and Permanent

This micro skills course describes the normal chronology and sequence of tooth eruption, exfoliation of the primary teeth and characteristic occlusal features of the primary, mixed and permanent dentitions.

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. Cite the eruption dates for primary and permanent teeth
  3. Explain the biological mechanisms involved in physiological exfoliation of primary teeth
  4. Describe the key occlusal features of the primary, mixed and permanent dentition in children and young people

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.