Single-dose Sedation and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) - Adult Only


Maximize Your Learning and Productivity

Your patients trust you to provide safe, comfortable dental care. Using nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative provides both pain relief and eases your patients’ dental anxieties.

When you sign up for the 2-day Single-dose Sedation and N2O course, you’ll gain the following benefits:

  • Increase your reach: Understand how to combine nitrous oxide with five different oral sedatives to treat a wider range of adult patients
  • Train with experts: Receive instruction from highly-respected dentist Dr. Anthony Feck
  • Streamline your practice: Reap the benefits of efficiency when you bring a team member to train with you
  • See the Whole Picture

    Learn the foundation of providing safe and comfortable dental care using nitrous oxide with a single-dose sedative. Nitrous oxide is among the oldest and safest anesthetics in dentistry, offering straightforward treatment for anxious patients of various ages and medical conditions. By partnering this approach with one of five different medications you’ll be able to offer a simple and effective analgesic and anxiolytic solution for your practice that will provide pain relief and ease your patients' anxiety at the same time.

    Course Objectives

  • Address the specific needs for adult patients
  • Understand airway management, including signs of impending emergency
  • Practice hands-on techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced
  • Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
  • Understand the proven and safe drug protocol for midazolam (Versed®) with a step-by-step guide
  • Review prescribing, dispensing and dosing sedatives, and regulatory issues
  • Learn to combine enteral/inhalation sedation
  • Sign up now, and start maximizing the benefits of nitrous oxide in your dental practice.

    • Course Details

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      Students in the 2-day Single-dose Sedation and N2O course gain valuable, targeted, clinically-relevant information that they can quickly put to use. Here's a partial list of the topics covered:

      Day One (Adult N2O-focused)

      • Science of nitrous and other inhalation anesthetics(110)
      • Effects upon body systems, including respiratory
      • Cover guidelines for patient monitoring and special equipment
      • Techniques of administration, both fundamental and advanced
      • Learn updated local anesthesia techniques
      • Mitigating biohazards for patients and staff
      • Learn to minimize N2O exposure in your office
      • Hands-on N2O training

      Day Two (Adult single-dose sedation focused)

      • Single-dose protocols for oral sedatives
      • Science of oral sedatives, alone and partnered with nitrous
      • Clinically combining enteral sedation and inhaled anesthetics
      • Drugs: prescribing, dispensing, dosages and safety ranges
      • Airway management, including signs of impending emergency
      • Red flags: good/poor candidates
      • Informed consent: do you know your legal obligation?
      • Review regulatory issues

      Our 2-day nitrous courses are AGD PACE-approved and provide 16 credit hours. State standards and requirements for permits differ, however, so visit to see the latest developments in your state.

    • Why should I bring my team? Do they need to be certified to offer nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation?

      In most dental offices team members play an essential role; they ready the equipment--including masks and tubing--prior to the dentist's administration of nitrous oxide. It's imperative that they be knowledgeable about the process to better serve the patient and the dentist.

      DOCS Education considers the dental team a vital part of good patient care and urges every dentist to bring at least one staff member to courses. States differ in their regulations about nitrous administration. Visit to learn more.

    • Faculty

      Anthony Feck, DMD – Dr. Anthony S. Feck graduated with high distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry where he received numerous awards for scholastic excellence. Soon after his graduation in 1983, Dr. Feck was appointed Associate Professor of Periodontics and Restorative Dentistry at his alma mater. He has been in private practice in Lexington, Kentucky since completing his education.

    • Does insurance cover nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation?

      Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation may be a covered benefit when reported with oral surgery procedures. The relevant ADA, CDT-4 code is D9230 Analgesia, Anxiolysis, Inhalation of Nitrous Oxide. The word anxiolysis is defined as "reduction of anxiety using a pharmacologic agent such as benzodiazipine or nitrous oxide." The code refers to anxiety-controlling drugs. Visit to learn more about definitions and state requirements and/or regulations.

    • What can I say in my advertising?

      While the phrases "laughing gas" and "anxiety-free dentistry" are appropriate, it's not acceptable to use "sedation" or "sleep" dentistry in your marketing or advertising for nitrous. To learn how best to promote your practice to phobic or fearful patients we invite you to join DOCS Education, whose 3,000 members are dedicated to serving this large population and frequently share information and resources.

    • Where can I meet requirements?

      Every DOCS Education course has been specifically created and constructed to ensure participants meet state regulations.

      To learn more about DOCS Education's wide range of courses visit our Continuing Education section or, which lists the latest regulatory developments. We particularly encourage membership in DOCS Education, which offers round-the-clock personal attention from the nation's leading legal authority on dental regulations.

    • AGD PACE-approved

      All DOCS Education programs are AGD PACE-approved courses.

    • Who is DOCS Education?

      DOCS Education consists of over 3,000 members committed to offering safe dentistry to all patients, including those suffering from anxiety. DOCS Education graduates have safely treated an estimated 2 million patients across the United States and Canada. Since it's estimated around 30 percent of people fear the dentist, many individuals remain to be helped. That's why DOCS Education frequently updates its courses and information.