Course Description:

This Light Sedation online course qualifies for Wisconsin’s nitrous oxide administration requirements*. It provides 8 hours of CE credit that is issued upon successful completion of the didactic portion with a minimum exam score of 75% and completion of the live patient form. A link to the application required by the Wisconsin Dental Examining Board to be certified can be found at

DOCS has provided Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen training to thousands of dentists and staff since 1999 and is proud to offer specialized nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation training for Wisconsin dental hygienists. 

Presented by DOCS Education with Dr. Anthony Feck, Dr. Carol Wilson, and others, this comprehensive light sedation program will teach hygienists the techniques of N2O administration and monitoring, enabling them to maximize patient comfort and increase the practice’s productivity.  

You will learn the fundamentals of providing safe and comfortable dental care using a combination of light oral sedation protocols.  

Course Objectives: 

  • Follow the ADA-recommended guidelines for minimal sedation. 
  • Understand the proven and safe light sedation protocols. 
  • Learn the science of nitrous oxide and other inhalation anesthetics. 
  • Review hands-on techniques of N2O administration, both fundamental and advanced. 
  • Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment. 
  • Understand airway management, including signs of an impending emergency. 
  • Review prescribing, dispensing, and dosing oral sedatives, and related regulatory issues. 
  • Learn to combine enteral/inhalation sedation. 
  • Minimize nitrous exposure and biohazards for patients and staff. 
  • Discuss proper sedation candidate selection.  

Including your team in the training of nitrous oxide and light sedation is an investment in the healthy longevity of your sedation practice.

Three-Step Process:

Part 1

Dental hygienists will complete 8 hours of online didactic training through DOCS Education on their own schedule, at their home or office. Students must pass the final quiz with a 75% or greater grade.

Part 2

Once students have completed and passed the didactic requirements, they must administer and monitor nitrous oxide to three (3) patients in a clinical setting under observation by a Wisconsin-licensed dentist.


The Wisconsin dentist you choose (generally the employer dentist) will document competency and completion on a form provided by DOCS, and the signed affidavit will be proof of completion.

Part 3

Once both the didactic and live patient portion of the course is completed, CE will be provided. Send the documents to [email protected] to request a certificate of completion. The dental hygienist can then apply for the certificate to legally initiate and monitor N2O and oxygen under direct dentist supervision.


*DE 15.05

The nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia administration certification program shall provide a minimum of 8 hours of instruction and clinical experience consisting of three inductions of nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia on another person.

All sales are final. 

Purchase of this course grants access for one yearand requires an internet connection, a 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, complete the quiz, and complete the live patient document to earn 8 CE credits.
Scientific support and additional resources are available 

340 Anesthesia and Pain Management-8.0 hours

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
Dr. Anthony Feck
Dr. Carol Wilson
Dr. Carol Wilson

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.