Course Description:

nitrous oxide


This course is worth 1 CE.

The relief of pain is among the primary goals of any health practitioner. Along with the inventions of modern forms of pain relief have come a renewed attention and appreciation for established ones, for example, nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. This odorless and colorless gas was first used in dentistry in the mid-1800s. As taught by the Dean of DOCS Education’s faculty, Anthony Feck, DMD, you’ll gain an overview in “Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation for Adults and Children” of why this tool remains a mainstay of dental and medical practice.

According to Dr. Feck, who teaches nitrous courses to dentists around the nation, “the fact that nitrous is so established doesn’t mean there aren’t still misconceptions about this vital approach.” Among those is a failure to use scavenging systems to protect dentists and staff from excess exposure to unused gas, Dr. Feck explains.

“Children and adults respond differently to nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation, and dentists should understand what characterizes typical reactions from each group,” Dr. Feck explains. “With the right equipment, careful monitoring and case selection, and regard for unique patient responses, nitrous oxide remains a safe and flexible part of the dental armamentarium.”

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

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

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

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

This one-hour course provides a CE credit and explores the basics of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation. Participants will learn signs of over-sedation and which should trigger immediate medical attention. 

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 Anethesia and Pain Control (Inhalation techniques for conscious sedation) - 1 hour


Original release date: 4/5/2012
Reviewed/Updated: 12/24/2020

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



Dr. Anthony Feck

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