Course Description:

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.

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. 

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. 

340 – Anesthesia and Pain Management – 1.0 hour

Original release date: 8/21/2020

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

How can I meet my state’s requirements?

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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.