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The Management of Digit Sucking Habits course for Dental Practice

Speciality Classification
Oral Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Duration
20 minutes
Subject matter expert
eLearning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Dental Surgery

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

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

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

Digit sucking should be stopped by the time the first molars have emerged. There are several approaches you can take to break the habit ranging from gentle reminders to deterrent appliances.


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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should have knowledge of:

  • History-taking
  • Orthodontic assessment
Instructors / Speakers
Anjli Patel,
Orthodontist

Anjli qualified from Sheffield University in 2000. After vocational training, she spent the next three years working as a Senior House Officer in Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. She trained as an orthodontist at the Eastman Dental Institute and Kettering General Hospital where she gained a Masters degree in Orthodontics. She is currently in her second year of FTTA training at the Charles Clifford Dental Hospital in Sheffield, and Chesterfield Royal Hospital.

Delivery
Title
The Management of Digit Sucking Habits course for Dental Practice
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Dental, -- DENTAL --
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Duration
20 minutes
Location
Online
Reference
07_01_002
Access Duration (in months)
12
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