Administering Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation for the Dental Hygienist

Choose one set of dates to participate:


November 16-17, 2018

Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m./each day

Location:  UTHSC Campus in Memphis, TN 

Dental Patient Lot (O Lot) located southwest of Dunn Dental Bldg. is $3/weekdays.  Madison Plaza Garage (H Lot) located at 940 Madison Ave. - $5/day. Metered parking is also available for a cost along S. Dunlap St.

Credit: 14 hours

Cost: $350 per participant; lunch is provided.
All tuition and fees are due in full at the time of registration. Class space is limited; registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration less than 10 business days prior to the course is subject to available space and a $25 late registration fee.

Course Presenters: J. Stansill Covington, DDS

Test: Given at the end of the course.

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In order to attend this course for certification in Tennessee, the candidate must have a current Tennessee dental hygiene license free from all sanctions and/or stipulations. Additionally, the attendee must present proof of current CPR certification. At the conclusion of the didactic portion of the course, an examination will be given in which the attendee must achieve a score of at least 75% before being allowed to participate in the laboratory phase.

Course Description

This course includes a laboratory session in which the hygienist will have the opportunity to operate both primary types of nitrous oxide/oxygen flowmeters in a small group setting under the supervision of a dentist.

This course will address:

  • The anatomy and physiology of respiration and circulation
  • The physiological and psychological aspects of pain and anxiety
  • The pharmacological and physiological aspects of nitrous oxide-oxygen administration
  • The indication and contraindications of inhalation therapy
  • Types and variations of nitrous oxide-oxygen administration equipment
  • Proper administration, maintenance, and recovery of the patient
  • The potential for nitrous oxide abuse

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 14 hours continuing education credits.

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