The Management of Digit Sucking Habits

This micro skills course informs the healthcare worker how to deal with patients with digit sucking habits. This includes both thumb and finger sucking. The micro skills course will look at which patients require intervention to help them stop the habit and the various methods that can be employed.

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. Explain how to prevent digit sucking habits becoming prolonged habits
  3. List both non-physical and physical methods that help patients break the habit
  4. Identify when to use both non-physical and physical methods to help patients break the habit

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.