September 22, 2018

Certification Course for Dentists
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 health 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.
• Become familiar with nitrous oxide equipment, including tanks, regulators, manifolds and machines.
• Understand the guidelines for their 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.
• Administer N2O-O2 inhalation until the participant and the instructor agree all clinical aspects are clearly identified and satisfactorily accomplished.
• Receive N2O-O2 and experience the effects of 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 an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dental School.

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

UT Health San Antonio, School of Dentistry

Dentist: $312.00
KDR: $280.00

AGD Code: 340 Hours: 7

Important course information
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.


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