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Presented by Dr. Jeffrey Young

Anxiety and pain are two of the main obstacles to the acceptance of dental care. Appropriate administration and use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen can be a safe, effective means to alleviate mild to moderate fear and anxiety. In addition, it may diminish responses to pain and elevate pain threshold. 

This course will provide an introduction to the pharmacology, mechanism of action and effects of Nitrous Oxide. The goals of anxiolysis, including clinical applications, indications, advantages/disadvantages, and biohazards of administration will be presented. The monitoring and recognition of potential complications will be discussed. 

A review of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen equipment and technique for safe administration will be presented followed by a demonstration of the administration and use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen inhalation equipment in a dental clinic setting. Participants will then practice administration and monitoring using actual inhalation equipment.

This is a one-day course with approximately five (5) hours of classroom instruction followed by two (2) hours of clinical demonstration and practice. At the end of this course participants will clearly understand the indications for use of Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen, and be able to provide safe administration and monitoring.      

Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.

Date: Friday, June 9, 2023

Time: 8:00am - 4:00pm (One-hour lunch)

Location:
Mountain West Dental Institute
925 Lincoln Street, Unit B
Denver, CO 80203

Rate:
$435 MDDS Member 
$435 MDDS Member Staff 
$535 Non-MDDS Member
$535 Non-MDDS Member Staff 

CE Credits: 7 (4 additional patient hours completed outside of class)

Format: Lecture/Hands-on

Cancellation Deadline: June 2, 2023

Parking
For your convenience, we have free parking in two retail garages within the Beauvallon building (east-facing side). Both garages are accessed from Lincoln Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. Parking in these garages is available on a first-come, first-served basis. ** If you are attending a large course/event at the MWDI, we recommend arriving early in case the garages fill and alternative parking must be secured. Be aware - the garages come up quickly after you cross 9th Avenue and both have left lane entrances. All numbered spaces within both retail parking garages (without "Reserved" signs) are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Do not park in any spaces with a red sign that says "KCNC." Do not park in the residential parking. Residential garages are at the back of the retail garages. The north and south garages are not connected. Both have open parking available.

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