This course is designed to provide didactic 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. Participants will have the opportunity to administer and undergo nitrous oxide sedation under close supervision. The course is intended for general dentists and dental specialists.
- 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.
- Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner.
- 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.
This course will enable participants to :
Achieve competency in the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia for dental treatment.
2- Mechanism of Pain (20min)
3- Spectrum of Anxiety Control (20min)
4- Patient Selection (20min)
5- Nitrous Oxide (20min)
6- Mixing Machines (10min)
7- How to administer N2O (20min)
8- The Pediatric Patient (10min)
9- Monitoring (10min)
10- Legal Considerations (10min)
11- Mishaps (20min)
1- Presentation, manipulation of mixing machines. Description of equipment (30min)
2- Hands-on practical use (2 hours)