Course Description:

This course is a 1.5 hour video lecture. You’ll earn 1.5 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.   

Course Objectives:

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.

Watch the video and complete the quiz to earn 1.5 CE credit.

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.

(AGD Code - Definition - Hours)

340 (Anesthesia and Pain Management) - 1 hour

Total hours: 1 hour

Original release date: 5/21/2019

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.