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