Course Description:

Your patients trust you to provide safe, comfortable dental care. Using nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative provides both pain relief and eases your patients’ dental anxieties.

When you sign up for the 2-day Single-dose Sedation and N2O course, you’ll gain the following benefits:

 

  • Increase your reach: Understand how to combine nitrous oxide with five different oral sedatives to treat a wider range of adult patients
  • Train with experts: Receive instruction from highly-respected dentist Dr. Anthony Feck
  • Streamline your practice: Reap the benefits of efficiency when you bring a team member to train with you

 

See the Whole Picture

Learn the foundation of providing safe and comfortable dental care using nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative. 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.

Course Objectives

 

  • Address the specific needs for adult patients
  • Understand airway management, including signs of impending emergency
  • Practice hands-on techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced
  • Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
  • Understand the proven and safe drug protocol for midazolam (Versed®) with a step-by-step guide
  • Review prescribing, dispensing and dosing sedatives, and regulatory issues
  • Learn to combine enteral/inhalation sedation

 

 

Sign up now, and start maximizing the benefits of nitrous oxide in your dental practice.

Students in the 2-day Single-dose Sedation and N2O course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that they can quickly put to use. Here's a partial list of the topics covered:

Day One (Adult N2O-focused)

  • Science of nitrous and other inhalation anesthetics(110)
  • Effects upon body systems, including respiratory
  • Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
  • Techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced
  • Learn updated local anesthesia techniques
  • Mitigating biohazards for patients and staff
  • Learn to minimize N2O exposure in your office
  • Hands-on N2O training

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
  • Airway management, including signs of impending emergency
  • Red flags: good/poor candidates
  • Informed consent: do you know your legal obligation?
  • Review regulatory issues

Our 2-day nitrous courses are AGD PACE-approved and provide 16 credit hours. State standards and requirements for permits differ, however, so visit SedationRegulations.com to see the latest developments in your state.

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)  

Testimonials

Excellent presentation! Answered all questions patiently and fully. Excellent binder and notes - better than other courses. Just a pleasure to be able to attend this course.

Jana Dykes
DDS

Specific instructions/steps on giving nitrous and oral sedation. Easy to follow and comprehensive.

Kristine Lunger
DDS

Tony's work - life balance, practice management, patient - doctor relations, and scripting/communication were the most valuable aspects of the course

John Mady
DDS

Faculty

Dr. Anthony Feck

Locations

Las Vegas Strip
NV
October 19-20, 2018
 

Where can I meet requirement

To learn more about DOCS Education's. Wide range of courses Visit our Continuing Education Section or www.SedationRegulations.com, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in  DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.

All DOCS Education programs are AGD PACE-approved courses

DOCS Education, an AGD Pace-approved provider since 2000, is the nation's premier educator of safe sedation dentisty protocols having trained more than 22,000 dentists.

Who is DOCS Education?

DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.