Course Description:

This course is worth 0.5 hours of CE. 

Nitrous oxide has the potential to be misused and abused by both patient and staff. This half-hour CE course will help you understand and prevent the misuse of this gas.

Presented by Dr. Anthony Feck, he will identify safe levels of the sedative, discuss its physiologic and biologic effects, and cover how you can how to administer N2O safetly in your practice. He will also discuss the NIOSH safety guidelines for this highly safe and beneficial anxiety relieving agent.



  • Establish the safety levels of nitrous oxide.
  • Understand the basic pharmacology of nitrous oxide (physiology, biologic effect).
  • Recognize the NIOSH guidelines.
  • Identify the abuse potential and biological consequences.
  • Discuss ethical and legal considerations.

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. 

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn .5 CE credit.

Scientific support and additional resources are available here. 

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

340 – Anesthesia and Pain Management (Inhalation techniques for conscious sedation) – 0.5 hour

Original release date: 9/1/2020

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?

To learn more about how DOCS Education’s full range of courses can satisfy your state’s regulatory requirements, visit This unique online resource is kept up-to-date with the latest in sedation legislation by DOCS Education’s fulltime regulatory counsel. Contact one of our course advisers with any questions or visit our course listings to see upcoming classes and locations.

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.