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Administering Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation for the Dental Hygienist

Date and Registration

November 5-6, 2021 from 9:00 am — 4:00 pm 

Location: UTHSC Campus, Memphis, TN

Parking: 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.

Course Presenter: J. Stansill Covington, DDS

Test given at the end of the course.

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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


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.

Tuition and CE Credit

14 credit hours, $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.

Last Published: Jul 2, 2021