Course Description:

This course is worth 1 CE.

Nitrous oxide (N2O) is the most common inhalation anesthetic used in dentistry and has been administered safely in dental offices since the mid-1800s. This course acts as a comprehensive look at N2O Administration and covers the knowledge necessary to delivery safe and effective sedation to your adult and pediatric patients. 

Presented by Dr. Anthony Feck, he delivers an engaging lecture on how to apply this mild sedative for maximum safety and effect. You’ll learn to look for the signs of sedation, monitor the delivery of gasses throughout treatment, and how to create a safe exit protocol.


  • Define key terms in the use and administration of nitrous oxide.
  • Recognize the signs of appropriate sedation and over-sedation with nitrous oxide.
  • Understand the unique application of sedation on children.
  • Apply the appropriate levels of gas for initial dosing as well as maintenance during treatment.
  • Establish appropriate oxygen application protocols.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year and requires an internet connection, computer with video and audio capabilities, and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. 

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn one CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

You can download this course and watch it anywhere using the DOCS APP. Get it on Google Play or the Apple Store.

340 – Anesthesia and Pain Management (Inhalation techniques for conscious sedation) – 1 hour

Original release date: 8/12/2020

DOCS online courses are available to the purchaser for one year from date of purchase.
No refund of course tuition is available.



How can I meet my state’s requirements?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

DOCS Education courses carry the AGD PACE certification

DOCS Education is the nation’s premier provider of safe sedation and advanced dentistry education, having trained almost 24,000 dentists. Since 2000, our courses have been accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. We offer extensive CE opportunities, both in-person and online, that meet your needs.

What is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education is an exclusive community of professionals serving at the forefront of dentistry. We offer world-class courses on safe sedation and advanced dentistry, relying on instructors who are consistently ranked among the very best in the nation. We also are a supportive network of members who guide one another to be better, more confident, more successful dentists.