Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation
Hands-on Courses
09 Oct 2020, 09:00 - 18:00 Online and CAPP Training Institute, Dubai Area of interest: General Dentistry, Pediatric Dentistry


This course is designed to provide theoretical and clinical instruction in nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia in accordance with American Dental Association, and Dental Faculties of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons and the Royal College of Anaesthetists (UK) guidelines. This course will enable participants to achieve understanding in the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia for dental treatment. The course is intended for general dentists and dental specialists. 

In the afternoon hands-on training session, participants will have the opportunity to administer and undergo nitrous oxide sedation under close supervision.

Course Objectives

  • Define and describe the physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety
  • Describe the stages of consciousness and the levels of sedation
  • Discuss the pharmacology of nitrous oxide
  • Discuss the advantages/disadvantages and indications/contraindications of nitrous oxide/ oxygen analgesia
  • Perform patient evaluation, selection, and preparation for nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia
  • Describe and discuss the function of the basic components of nitrous oxide/oxygen delivery and scavenging systems
  • Monitor patient undergoing nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and document the procedure
  • Discuss the complications associated with nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and the prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies
  • Discuss potential occupational health hazards and abuse potential
  • Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner
  • Discuss identification of phases of sedation on a patient. Tips to manage possible emergency

Download the brochure here: 09.10.2020_Nitrous Oxide Conscious Sedation Course_Brochure.pdf

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09:00 – 09:30
History, General Considerations regarding Sedation
09:30 – 10:00
Mechanism of Pain and Spectrum of Anxiety Control
10:00 – 10:30
Nitrous Oxide: Pharmacology and Armamentarium
10:30 – 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:30
Patient Selection, How to administer Nitrous Oxide
11:30 – 12:00
Monitoring, The Pediatric Patient
12:00 – 12:30
Legal Considerations, Mishaps
12:30 – 14:00
14:00 – 15:00
Presentation, manipulation of mixing machines. Description of equipment
15:00 – 16:00
Hands-on training
16:00 – 16:15
Coffee Break
16:30 – 18:00
Hands-on training (continued)