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Nitrous Oxide Sedation

The Sunrise School of Dental Assisting offers a Nitrous Oxide Sedation Certification course. The course is designed for dental assistants who want the knowledge and experience to monitor nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia.

The certification does not certify you to administer nitrous oxide-oxygen analgesia. Having this certification enhances your qualifications as a dental assistant and will help improve your career choices.

The seven-hour lecture based Nitrous Oxide Certification Course will cover:

  • State Regulations
  • The Physiologic and Pharmacologic Effects of Anesthesia
  • Equipment (Armamentarium) Used in the Administration of Nitrous Oxide
  • Clinical Manifestations of Analgesia/Anesthesia
  • Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
  • Analgesia vs. Anesthesia
  • Indications and Contraindications
  • Pre-anesthetic Preparation
  • Techniques for Administration
  • Legal Considerations and Chart Entries
  • Occupational Exposure

To obtain certification, students must complete the course and achieve a 75 percent or higher on the written final exam.

To Apply

Dental Assistants and Hygienists cannot legally administer nitrous oxide analgesia; no clinical experience is required.

Next Course Date:  TBD
Price: $250

To register, call 919-878-2077 or email SunriseDASchool [at]

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