MDDS Presents: HANDS-ON Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Administration Training
June 9, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
HANDS-ON Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Administration Training
Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Young
Anxiety and pain are two of the main obstacles to the acceptance of dental care. Appropriate administration and use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen can be a safe, effective means to alleviate mild to moderate fear and anxiety. In addition, it may diminish responses to pain and elevate pain threshold.
This course will provide an introduction to the pharmacology, mechanism of action and effects of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen. The goals of anxiolysis, including clinical applications, indications, advantages/disadvantages and biohazards of administration will be presented. The monitoring and recognition of potential complications will be discussed.
A review of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen equipment and technique for safe administration will be presented followed by a demonstration of the administration and use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen inhalation equipment in a dental clinic setting. Participants will then practice administration and monitoring using actual inhalation equipment.
This is a one-day course with approximately five (5) hours of classroom instruction followed by two (2) hours of clinical demonstration and practice. At the end of this course, participants will clearly understand the indications for use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen and be able to provide safe administration and monitoring.
- Discuss and understand the basic pharmacology and effects of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen
Review the anesthesia continuum and the Colorado State Board of Dentistry regulations regarding the administration and monitoring of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen in the dental office
- Know the goals of anxiolysis including advantages and disadvantages of inhalation administration
- Discuss indications and contraindications for safe administration of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen
- Understand how to monitor patients and recognize potential complications of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen
- Review the inhalation equipment used for administration of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen in dental offices
- Become proficient in administration and monitoring of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen by practicing with inhalation equipment in a clinical setting
Dr. Jeffrey Young earned his DDS from the University of Iowa and is a retired Army Colonel. He is a former Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and served as Director of the Sedation Program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, Pediatric Dental Residency Program. He currently owns a private pediatric dental practice in Brush, CO.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
Saturday, June 9, 2023
8:00am – 4:00pm (one-hour lunch)
$435 MDDS Member
$435 MDDS Member Staff
$535 Non-MDDS Member
$535 Non-MDDS Member Staff
CE Credits: 7 (4 additional patient hours completed outside of class)
Registration Deadline: May 29, 2023
Cancellation Deadline: June 2, 2023
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Available Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm at (303) 488-9700
Cancellations will be accepted and are entitled to a refund provided they are received at MDDS by the cancellation deadline. Refunds will not be given for cancellations after the cancellation deadline.
MWDI Parking Information
For your convenience, we have free parking in two retail garages within the Beauvallon building (east-facing side). Both garages are accessed from Lincoln Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Parking in these garages is available on a first-come, first-served basis. **If you are attending a large course/event at the MWDI, we recommend arriving early in case the garages fill and alternative parking must be secured. Be aware – the garages come up quickly after you cross 9th Avenue and both have left lane entrances. All numbered spaces within both retail parking garages (without “Reserved” signs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not park in any spaces with a red sign that says “Matrix” or “KCNC.” Do not park in the residential parking. Residential garages are at the back of the retail garages. The north and south garages are not connected. Both have open parking available. See link for more information.