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


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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 Light Sedation: N2O and Oral Sedatives 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 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 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 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)  


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

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

Kristine Lunger

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

John Mady

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Dr. Anthony Feck
Dianne Bennedictson
Dr. Dianne Benedictson


Memphis, Tennesee
August 16-18, 2019
November 08-10, 2019

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.