Location: Penn Dental Medicine | 240 S. 40th Street, Philadelphia, PA
Date/Time: Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (3.0 lecture credit hours);
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (4.0 lecture credit hours and 3.0 hands-on credit hours);
Date & Time TBD for third session (4.0 hands-on credit hours)
*The last four hands-on credit hours will be scheduled during clinic hours at a mutually agreeable time by the course director and the participant within two months of the course.
Registration Fee: $900.00 (dentists), by September 30, 2019
$950 (dentists), after September 30, 2019
$712.50 Penn Dental Medicine Alumni and Faculty
**Course is limited to 24 participants, please register early**
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CE Credits: 14.0 total credits | 7.0 lecture credits, 7.0 participation credits
This course is designed to provide didactic and clinical instruction in nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia in accordance with American Dental Association guidelines. Upon completion of this course, the participant will be eligible for an Anesthesia Restricted Permit II from the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry. Participants will have the opportunity to administer (to each other and patients) and undergo nitrous oxide sedation under close supervision. The course is geared towards general dentists and dental specialists.
- Define and describe physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety.
- Describe the stages of consciousness and the levels of sedation.
- Review respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy.
- Discuss the pharmacology of nitrous oxide.
- Discuss the advantages/disadvantages and indications/contraindications of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.
- Perform patient evaluation, selection, and preparation for nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.
- Describe and discuss the function and basic components of nitrous oxide/oxygen delivery and scavenging systems.
- Administer nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia to patients in a clinical setting in a safe and effective manner.
- Monitor patients undergoing nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and document the procedure.
- Discuss the complications associated with nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia and the prevention, recognition, and management of medical emergencies.
- Discuss potential occupational health hazards and abuse potential.
This course will enable participants to:
- Achieve competency in the administration of nitrous oxide/oxygen analgesia.
- If licensed in Pennsylvania, be eligible for an Anesthesia Restricted Permit II from the State Board of Dentistry.
Please note: Participants cannot be pregnant. If you have any medical conditions that may be worsened by receiving nitrous oxide, consult your physician before registering for the class.
Prior to the course, participants must provide a copy of their BLS certification, dental license and a certificate of liability insurance. Please fax the documents to the attention of the Office of Continuing Dental Education at 215.573.9606.