Adding Nitrous Oxide to Your Practice

Thursday, September 10, 2015 and Friday, September 11, 2015

This course is full. It will be offered again early next year. The final dates will be confirmed soon.

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Richard D’Innocenzo, DMD, MD

Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Pre-doctoral Education, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine; Vice Chairman, Dentistry and Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston Medical Center

Ruben Figueroa, DMDfigueroa-ruben-web

Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine


This two-day course is designed specifically to introduce the art of sedation to the dental practitioner and staff. A compre­hensive review of inhalation, oral, and parental sedation tech­niques, with emphasis on the use of nitrous oxide sedation, will be provided. Material presented in this course will lay the basic framework for enabling the participants to satisfy licensure requirements of the Massachusetts State Dental Board for use of nitrous oxide in the dental office.

Day one includes an introduction to pain and anxiety control in dentistry, review of pharmacological agents and techniques, and information on nitrous oxide sedation, including: patient evaluation, risk assessment, armamentarium and monitoring equipment, technique, abuse potential, occupational hazards, and complication management. Day two includes hands-on clinical training sessions in nitrous oxide sedation and observ­ing and assisting clinical cases with combination sedation.

The textbook and a short pre-test will be mailed to all par­ticipants prior to the course.

Course Objectives:

  • Describe the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems as they relate to the above techniques
  • Describe the components and function of inhalation sedation equipment
  • List the indications, contraindications, advantages, and disadvantages of inhalation sedation
  • List the complications of inhalation sedation and discuss their prevention, recognition, and management
  • Administer inhalation sedation to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner

Recommended for: General dentists and specialists


“Great instructors, I enjoyed the course very much” – Participant, February 2015

“Excellent course. I appreciated receiving copies of the text book, it ensured we left with factual information” – Participant, September 2014

Additional Information: Breakfast, lunch and free parking will be provided.

Dates Thursday, September 10, 2015Friday, September 11, 2015
Time 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Price $1,495
CEUs 16

Register now.