Maximize your patient comfort and your practice’s productivity with our 2-day Light Sedation: N2O & Oral Sedatives course.
Learn the fundamentals of providing safe and comfortable dental care using light sedation protocols. Nitrous oxide is among the oldest and safest anesthetics in dentistry, offering straightforward treatment for anxious patients of various ages and medical conditions. By partnering this approach with one of five different medications, you’ll be able to offer a simple and effective analgesic and anxiolytic solution for your practice that will provide pain relief and ease your patients’ anxiety at the same time.
When you sign up for the 2-day Single-dose Sedation and N2O course, you’ll gain the following benefits:
- Expand your toolbox: Understand how to combine nitrous oxide with one of five different oral sedatives to treat a wider range of adult patients
- Train with experts: Receive instruction from highly-respected dentists, Dr. Anthony Feck and Dr. Dianne Benedictson
- Prepare your staff: In most dental offices, team members play an essential role: they ready the equipment—including masks and tubing—prior to the dentist’s administration of nitrous oxide. It’s imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist. DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. Bringing team members with you allows us to train them so you won’t have to when you return to your practice.
- Follow the ADA-recommended guidelines for minimal sedation.
- Practice hands-on techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced.
- Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment.
- Understand the proven and safe light sedation protocols.
- Understand airway management, including signs of an impending emergency.
- Review prescribing, dispensing and dosing oral sedatives, and regulatory issues.
- Learn to combine enteral/inhalation sedation.
- Science of nitrous and other inhalation anesthetics
- Effects upon body systems, including respiratory
- Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
- Techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced
- Mitigating biohazards for patients and staff
- Learn to minimize nitrous exposure in your office
- Regulatory issues
Day Two: Adult single-dose sedation focused
- Single-dose protocols for oral sedatives
- Science of oral sedatives, alone and partnered with nitrous
- Clinically combining enteral sedation and inhaled anesthetics
- Drugs: prescribing, dispensing, dosages and safety ranges
- Proper sedation candidate selection
- Regulatory issues
In most dental offices team members play an essential role; they ready the equipment--including masks and tubing--prior to the dentist's administration of nitrous oxide. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.
DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their regulations about nitrous administration. Visit SedationRegulations.com to learn more.
Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation may be a covered benefit when reported with oral surgery procedures. The relevant ADA, CDT-4 code is D9230 Analgesia, Anxiolysis, Inhalation of Nitrous Oxide. The word anxiolysis is defined as "reduction of anxiety using a pharmacologic agent such as benzodiazipine or nitrous oxide." The code refers to anxiety-controlling drugs. Visit SedationRegulations.com to learn more about definitions and state requirements and/or regulations.
While the phrases "laughing gas" and "anxiety-free dentistry" are appropriate, it's not acceptable to use "sedation" or "sleep" dentistry in your marketing or advertising for nitrous. To learn how best to promote your practice to phobic or fearful patients we invite you to join DOCS Education, whose 3,000 members are dedicated to serving this large population and frequently share information and resources.
(Hours - AGD Code - Definition)
16 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management
TOTAL: 16 hours (lecture)