Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Analgesia Dental Health Care Team

No Laughing Matter..............

Course Description

This program is designed to train participants in the administration of nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia. In addition, the integration of oral sedation will be emphasized. The program involves lecture and hands-on participation. Individual experience is under faculty supervision. You are provided a textbook with a home-study module for 8 of the 22 credit hours. The entire book should be read as there is a pretest that must be completed prior to starting the course. A passing grade must be achieved on the pretest for credits to be awarded.

This course does not qualify participants for a conscious sedation permit in Florida which, by definition, includes intravenous sedation.

Course Schedule:

8:30 am - 9:00 am   Registration (continental breakfast)
9:00 am – 5:00 pm  Presentation (lunch included)

Instructor Bio:

Dr. Steven Kaltman is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He completed his residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Montefiore University Hospital. He then served as program director and chair of the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the University of Pittsburgh Montefiore University Hospital, chair And program director at Allegheny General Hospital, and chair and program director at MCP/Hahnemann Medical School and Allegheny University Hospitals. He currently serves as chair of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Nova Southeastern University and Broward Health Medical Center and division director at Memorial Regional and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. He is past president of the American College of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.

Dr. Edward Fellows received his D.D.S. degree from McGill University in 1962 and practiced restorative dentistry in Montreal, Canada. In 1978, he moved to South Florida to provide restorative and cosmetic dentistry in Hallandale Beach. Dr. Fellows held the position of chief of inhalation sedation in the Department of Dentistry at Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. He’s lectured on pain control, patient management, and nitrous oxide analgesia and conscious sedation techniques using nitrous oxide and oxygen throughout Canada, the United States, and France. Dr. Fellows participated in programs at Miami Children’s Hospital, lecturing on inhalation sedation/analgesia using nitrous oxide and oxygen. In August 1997, Dr. Fellows joined the faculty of NSU’s College of Dental Medicine with the ranking of adjunct clinical assistant in the Department of Restorative Dentistry. He lectures to second-, third-, and fourth-year dental students on the topic “Finding Solutions to Unusual Dental Situations.”

Educational Objectives and Benefits:

  • understand the pharmacophysiology of both oral and inhalation conscious sedation
  • administer nitrous oxide – oxygen analgesia with confidence
  • incorporate an oral sedative protocol into routine practice
  • understand the contraindications and complications related to the use of nitrous oxide and triazolam (Halcion®) or other benzodiazepines
  • establish a risk-management protocol for the safe use of inhalation and oral sedatives

Required Materials:

Textbook is included with tuition.

Advanced registration is required for each participant to have adequate time to read and study the provider text.  This will allow you to preapre for the pretest, which is collected on the first day of the course.

A passing grade of 70 perrcent for both pretest and post-test is mandatory in order to recieve credit for the course.

Additional Information:

Reward Program

  • NSU CDM Alumni are eligible for an Alumni and Friends 20% discount, please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details
  • 2 or more participants from the same office  are eligible for a Dental health Care Team 15% discount, please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details
  • CDM Faculty Discount eligible, please contact the Office for Professional Development, Continuing Education for more details