Course Description:


Dentists have been availing themselves of the pain control properties of nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation for over a century. So it’s ironic that understanding remains incomplete about precisely how this popular analgesic functions. Explore what we do know about the pharmacology of nitrous in this online CE offered by DOCS Education’s Dean of Faculty, Dr. Anthony Feck.

Nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation is among the oldest and safest pain control measures in dentistry. The enduring popularity of nitrous is all the more remarkable because understanding about its underlying mechanisms remains incomplete. Gain an overview of how nitrous functions in this insightful presentation by DOCS Education’s Dean of Faculty, Dr. Anthony Feck. Completion of “Pharmacology of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation”—along with a ten-question quiz--earns the successful participant 1 CE.

Pharmacokinetics refers to chemical changes in the body following the administration of a drug. You may be surprised to learn that nitrous is actually a weak inhalation anesthetic. Did you know that nitrous is not metabolized, or under what circumstances it’s quickly and completely eliminated from the body? How rapidly can you anticipate observing the peak clinical effects of nitrous? This one-hour online course covers these and many other important facts along with such basic concepts as absorption, dose-response curve and MACAWAKE.

Purchase of this course grants access for one year.

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Dr. Anthony Feck

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All DOCS Education programs are AGD PACE-approved courses

DOCS Education, an AGD Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation's premier educator of safe sedation dentisty protocols having trained more than 22,000 dentists.

Who is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.