This course is worth 1 CE.
Nitrous oxide (N2O) is a widely used sedative agent in dentistry, with its first use dating back to Horace Wells in 1844. Yet, if asked, many dentists do not know the details behind the manufacture and distribution of this gas.
As Dr. Anthony Feck explains, if you are going to minister this gas to your patients, you should have a basic understanding of how it is fabricated, how it is stored, and how it is distributed to your office for use.
In this course, Dr. Feck will discuss the source of nitrous oxide and set the foundation for utilizing it safely in your practice.
- Discuss the history of how nitrous oxide was discovered and how it is manufactured.
- Understand industry standards for safe storage and distribution.
- Learn the basic formula for estimating time left in O2 tanks.
- Identify the different parts of the equipment in your office, including fail safe mechanisms.
- Interpret the amount of nitrous and oxygen being delivered.
- Discuss the different delivery systems available.