Monitoring Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation for the Dental Assistant

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About The Presenter

Dr. J.S. Covington is a Professor of Biologic and Diagnostic Sciences in the College of Dentistry and also Professor and Chair of the Department of Dental Hygiene in the College of Allied Health Sciences. He received a Bachelor of Science degree (in Chemistry) from the University of Mississippi, a Master of Science degree (in Organic Chemistry) from the University of Memphis, and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee.

He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in London and a member of the American Dental Association, the American Dental Education Association and the International Association for Dental Research. He has lectured and published extensively in the United States and abroad.

  • Saturday, February 13th or Saturday, November 13th
  • 9 am to 4 pm. (CST) / 10am to 5pm (EST) . Group lunch provided in Memphis. Lunch in Kingsport is on your own. A test will be given at the end of the course
  • Location: Memphis & Kingsport, TN
  • Credit: 5 hours CE Cost: $149 per assistant
  • Course Presenter: J. Stansill Covington, DDS
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Applicants must be a registered dental assistant in Tennessee prior to applying for the course. If you are already certified in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, you will receive 5 hours of CE credit. There will be an exam at the end of this course and you must achieve a score of 75% to be eligible for certification.


This course will be conducted in Memphis and will be teleconferenced to the Kingsport Center for Higher Education in Kingsport, TN.

Memphis – Course will be held on the UTHSC campus in the Humphreys General Education Building, at the corner of Madison and Dunlap. Parking is available in the parking garage located at 869 Madison Avenue, next to the building. Parking is $5.

Kingsport – Course will be held in the Kingsport Center for Higher Education located at 300 West Market Street on the corner of Market & Clay Streets. Free parking is available at the KCHE – enter off Clay Street.

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the knowledge needed to successfully monitor the use of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia in a private dental practice. Some of the topics to be presented include a review and update on basic physiology, information on patient evaluation for the use of nitrous oxide, a discussion of the role of nitrous oxide in the dental practice, a review of the new equipment and techniques, and knowledge of the indications and contraindications for using nitrous oxide.

Approved by Arkansas Board of Dental Examiners to meet requirements to become a Registered Dental Assistant. Also approved for AR dental hygienists who want to monitor/administer in the state of Arkansas. Five hours of CE credit will be issued to AR dental hygienists upon completion of the course and exam.

Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners will accept this course for 5 hours of CE credit for MS dental hygienists.

The University of Tennessee College of Dentistry is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

The University of Tennessee designates this activity for 5 hours continuing education credits.