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Presented by Steven Bookless
D.D.S., M.B.A., S.A.

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PACE Academy of General Dentistry Program Approval for Continuing Education

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Course Description

Anesthesia, Pain Management

This live presentation is designed to expose the participants to the use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen sedation in their practices. Topics discussed will include a historical perspective, indications and contraindications of nitrous oxide sedation, patient evaluation, delivery systems, monitoring equipment, and the technique for delivery. The course content will be beneficial to both hygienists and dentists.

  1. Discussion of Pain and Anxiety Control
  2. Anesthesia Techniques
  3. Stages of Anesthesia
  4. Anatomy and Physiology Related to the Delivery of Nitrous Oxide Sedation
  5. Components of the Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Delivery Systems
  6. Fail Safe Mechanisms
  7. Indications and Contraindications for the use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation
  8. Pre-sedation Patient Evaluation
  9. Patient Monitoring Systems
  10. Technique of Delivery
  11. Voluntary audience participation and discussion of treatment options

Course Objectives

At the completion of this course the participants should be able to:

  1. Explain the Stages of Anesthesia and their Importance.
  2. Explain the Mechanism of How Nitrous Oxide Exerts its Effects.
  3. Describe the Physical Properties of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen.
  4. Explain the Safety Features of the Delivery System.
  5. Describe the Indications and Contraindications for Using Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation.
  6. Describe the Critical Areas of the Pre-procedure Physical Evaluation.
  7. Describe the Monitoring Equipment Necessary for Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Sedation.
  8. Describe the Post-sedation Recovery Procedure.