April 6, 2018

Certification Course for Dentists
Spring Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation Hands-On
Training Course


The course will provide information to meet the Nitrous Oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation. This is a required course for dentists on the rules and regulations for the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners to
qualify for an sedation/anesthesia permit.

At the end of the didactic and clinical sessions, the
participant will be able to:
• Define conscious sedation and be aware of the benefits for the patient and dentist.
• Understand the psychophysiology of pain, anxiety, and sedation.
• Understand the physiology of respiration and of N2O-O2 inhalation.
• Know the advantages, disadvantages, indications, and contraindications to the use of N2O in normal and medically compromised patients.
• Understand the techniques used to administer N2O and monitor patients while they receive it.
• Recognize the complications that may arise as a result of N2O administration, and understand the prevention, early detection, and treatment of these complications.
• Learn the hazards associated with the use of N2O and accepted methods used to reduce exposure to an acceptable level in the dental office.
• Recognize special problems associated with the use of N2O in children and know the proper
technique for administering it to them.
• Discuss nitrous oxide equipment, including tanks, regulators, manifolds and machines.
• Understand guidelines for installation and use as issued by the National Fire Protection Association and the American Dental Association.
• Recognize the similarities of N2O sedation and hypnosis, be familiar with the basic concepts of hypnosis and its usefulness as an adjunct to N2O sedation.

ERNEST V. VALDEZ, D.D.S., earned his DDS degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1993. He is currently in private practice.


Check-in: TBD 8:00 AM
Program: Friday, 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

UT Health San Antonio, Center for Oral Health Care and Research

Dentist: $312.00
KDR Recipient: $280.00
Allied Dental Personnel: $210.00

CREDIT (Course Code: 161871A)
AGD Code: 132 Hours: 7

Participants must complete our on-line didactic portion of Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation as a prerequisite to attending this clinical session at an additional fee of $247.50. (The course can be found at Visit our website and click on Interactive Web Courses. Participants must also bring a copy of their CPR certification on the day of the course.This course will not certify allied dental personnel.

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