Adding Nitrous Oxide to Your Practice

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Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 8am – 5pm
Clinics: Friday, April 12, 2024 or Friday, April 19, 2024 | 7am – 4pm
This is a hands-on course. Limited attendance.

April 12th and April 19th clinic SOLD OUT


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, DMD, MS
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 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

At the end of the course, participants will be better able to:

  • 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
Teaching Method

Lecture and participation

Recommended for

General dentists and specialists


“Drs. D’Innocenzo and Figueroa taught the course material thoroughly. They emphasized and summarized key points. I appreciated how they were engaging, spent time to answer questions and discuss cases. You can tell they genuinely want you to succeed and learn. After taking this course, I feel confident in administering nitrous oxide to patients. The administrative staff were also welcoming and made sure you received the course materials and updated information. I would highly recommend this course!.” Francine Zhou, March 2023

“The course was very well organized. The instructors are very experienced and extremely approachable. They were extremely thorough and went over relevant , practical info that’ll I’ll use in my daily practice. Highly recommended.” – Divya Mudumba, March 2023

“Very great class. All relevant material for administration of nitrous Oxide in the office was covered thoroughly. Instructors have great experience and were thorough” – Participant, March 2022

“Thank you for a great two days! All of the instructors were well educated and very engaging! The course facilitated a healthy atmosphere where everyone was able to share and ask questions.” – Participant, February 2019

Additional Information

Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Parking is available at a discounted rate.

Date Thursday, April 11, 2024
Friday, April 12, 2024 or Friday, April 19, 2024
Time 8am – 5pm (Thursday); 7am – 4pm (Friday)
Price $1,795
CEUs 16
AGD code 340


April 12th clinic Registration

April 19th clinic Registration