NEWS: DOCS Education has created an Interactive (((Live))) Streaming™ program for Light Sedation: N2O & Oral Sedatives to take place on October 6-7, 2023, February 23-24, 2024, May 17-18, 2024, October 4-5, 2024. Gain advanced techniques of nitrous oxide administration while expanding your knowledge of safely prescribing, dispensing, and dosing sedatives from the comfort of your home - no travel!
This comprehensive, 2-day N2O and oral sedation course for dentists will maximize patient comfort and increase practice productivity.
Learn the fundamentals of providing safe and comfortable dental care using a combination of light oral 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 that will provide pain relief and ease your patients’ anxiety at the same time.
When you sign up for the 2-day Light Sedation: N2O & Oral Sedatives 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 sedation dentistry experts: Receive valuable instruction on N2O and oral sedation from highly-respected dentists, Dr. Anthony Feck and Dr. Carol Wilson
- Prepare your staff: In most dental offices, team members play an essential role by readying the equipment—including masks and tubing—prior to the dentist's administration of nitrous oxide and sedation. It’s imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist. DOCS Education considers the sedation dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to include at least one staff member in the course. Bringing team members with you allows us to train them in N2O and light oral sedation so you won’t have to when you return to your practice.
- Science of nitrous oxide and other inhalation anesthetics
- Effects upon body systems, including respiratory
- Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
- Techniques of N2O 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 sedation
- Science of oral sedatives, alone and partnered with nitrous oxide
- Clinically combining enteral sedation and inhaled anesthetics
- Drugs: prescribing, dispensing, dosages, and safety ranges
- Proper sedation candidate selection
- Regulatory issues
- Learn a dental response to COVID
- Follow the ADA-recommended guidelines for minimal sedation.
- Practice hands-on techniques of 2 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.
- Learn a dental response to COVID
Scientific support and additional resources are available here.
Technical Requirements for (((Live))) Streamed events: A desktop or laptop computer with audio and video capabilities linked to a high-speed Internet connection to view the presentations and in some cases, Adobe Reader to view handouts and articles. A mobile device to access the interactive event polling technology.
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)
16.5 - 340 Anesthesia & Pain Management
TOTAL: 16.5 hours (lecture)
Live Courses: If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you may receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may also choose to transfer to a future event within one year. Please contact your course advisor for more information.
Interactive Live Streaming Course: If a course cancellation is received 2 weeks prior to the beginning session, you will receive a refund minus $500. $400 of that amount may be applied to a future course within 1 year. If you cancel less than 2 weeks prior to the start of the course, no refund will be issued. You may choose to transfer to a future event within one year for a fee of $100. Please contact your course advisor for more information.
For more information on your state’s regulations about sedation dentistry go to SedationRegulations.com and choose the state in which you practice.
If you still have questions, please contact a course advisor at 855-227-6505.
DOCS Members can receive a summary statement of their regulations by logging in and clicking here