Oral Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Sedation for the Dentist

27 APRIL 2019
PRESENTER: Drs. Curtis Gregoire, Chris Lee, and Shannon Fitzpatrick
WHERE: Dalhousie University, Faculty of Dentistry 5981 University Avenue, Halifax, NS
WHEN: Apr 27 8:30AM - 4:00PM, Apr 28 8:30AM - 4:00PM

This two-day course offers both didactic and clinical hands-on instruction in all aspects of nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation in general practice. It also covers oral sedation as a single agent and in combination with nitrous oxide/oxygen. Participants will learn about and have the opportunity to try, several types of systems. Participants will be required to read material (which will be distributed) in advance of the course.

Topics include:

  • Hands-on administration of nitrous oxide using various techniques and equipment
  • Clinical pharmacology, including nitrous oxide and oxygen, patient assessment, and risk management
  • Clinical pharmacology of oral sedative agents, including mechanism of action, drug interactions, contraindications and reversal agents
  • Indications and contraindications for the use of nitrous oxide sedation, oral sedation, and combined nitrous oxide sedation and oral agents
  • Nitrous oxide equipment and various techniques for nitrous oxide sedation
  • Nitrous oxide contamination and scavenging
  • Monitoring – keeping patients safe, emergency kit, tips and tricks, drug interactions
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