Nitrous Oxide Analgesia Monitoring

4 Clock Hours Didactic Instruction
4 Clock Hours Clinical Instruction

Single Session 8am to 5pm

Tuition and Fees Total $375.00

Course Prerequisite


Course Description

The Nitrous Oxide/Inhalation Sedation Certification course at DSI is open to licensed DA level Is and IIs who wish to expand their skills. This course consists of a full day session designed to satisfy the requirements of the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners as provided by the North Carolina State Practice Act. Students will receive four hours of didactic instruction followed by three hours include supervised clinical time to allow for the development of monitoring skills on course participants. Students who complete all 8 hours of instruction and pass the didactic exam will be awarded a certificate of achievement. This certificate allows for the monitoring of patients using nitrous oxide under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist in North Carolina.

Course Outline

AM Session

History and overview
Myths and Realities of analgesia
Chemical makeup
Indications and contraindications
Review and definition of equipment
Occupational exposure reduction
Patient assessment and monitoring
Patient education
Step by step overview of administration

PM Session

Demonstration of clinical techniques
Group breakout session for supervised clinical practice of learned techniques
Written and oral examination