This course is a one-hour video lecture. You’ll earn one hour of CE credit upon completion.
What type of sedation should a dentist use when treating a patient? For the safest option, many dentists prefer nitrous oxide. Nitrous oxide sedation has been used in dentistry since the mid-1800s.
In this course, Dr. Anthony Feck walks you through nitrous oxide sedation protocols. He shows you the benefits of nitrous oxide sedation including ease of use and effectiveness. He will also compare the use of nitrous oxide to other forms of sedation.
Dr. Feck will take you through the fundamentals of nitrous oxide sedation. Beginning with the administration of 100% oxygen, to the titration of the nitrous oxide starting at 30%, through maintaining safe levels through the dental procedure, to the recovery of the patient.
In addition, you will learn…
- The physical and chemical properties of nitrous oxide
- How nitrous oxide moves through the body
- What the second gas effect looks like
- How the potency of nitrous oxide compare to other anesthetics
- What factors affect and do not affect the potency of nitrous oxide
- The manufacturing process of nitrous oxide
- How to protect your staff from exposure
- The effects of nitrous oxide on the body systems
- What the biggest side effects associated with nitrous oxide are
- What the results of long-term nitrous oxide exposure can be
- When to use nitrous oxide on a pregnant patient
- How to plan for patients with psychological and mental disorders
- What the signs and symptoms of oversedation look like
- The dangers of nitrous oxide abuse
… and more.
Scientific support and additional resources are available here.
Take this first step on your sedation dentistry journey.
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.