AGD2017 Las Vegas
L23: Nitrous Oxide Review: Something Old, Many Things New

Subject: 340 – Anesthesia, Pain Mgmt, Sedation & Pharmacology
Credits: 3 (Lecture)
Friday, July 14: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Audience: D, H, A, S, R
Fee: $60
Location: Pool Level, Forum 5

Speaker Bio: Clarksville, Tenn.; private practice

Description: Nitrous oxide is dentistry’s oldest and perhaps favorite drug. With the vast majority of clinicians using this adjunct in their practices, it is enlightening to trace the history and follow it through to the current climate of sedation. Learn how to integrate capnography with your current delivery system. Recall which techniques are best for which patients. Discuss trends of usage and regulation, and speculate about the future of nitrous oxide.

Learning Objectives:

  • Be able to identify the contraindications to nitrous oxide oxygen sedation.
  • Be able to contrast the delivery styles and their related costs.
  • Understand the side effects of nitrous oxide.
  • Comprehend the changes to rules at the organized dentistry levels.