Nitrous Oxide Sedation

Nitrous Oxide Sedation Seminar (NOS)

Full Course:  16 for California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE); CE/CPD Credits
 

Courses are appropriate for:  General Dentists, Oral Surgeons, Endodontists, Geriatric Dental Specialists, Dental Implant Surgeons, Prosthodontists, Dental Assistants and Dental Hygienists

Nitrous Oxide Sedation (NOS) Topics Include: Aspects of Anxiety and Pain Control, Medical History Taking, Physical Diagnosis and Psychological Profiling, Levels of Consciousness and Unconsciousness, Respiratory and Circulatory Physiology Pharmacology of Agents Used in Enteral and/or Combination Inhalation-Enteral Minimal Sedation, Patient Monitoring, Prevention, Recognition and Management of Complications, and more. To view topic outline of the full or short course, select the Course Type (Full) below:
 

 

Instructor Bio

Dr. Marvin Leventer, DDS

Biography

Dr. Leventer received his B.A. degree from Yeshiva University in New York City in 1985. He  attended The University of Maryland Dental School from 1986-1990, and received his D.D.S. degree. He then completed a two year General Practice Residency from 1990-1992 at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center, and after a year in general practice went on to complete a two year hospital based Dental Anesthesiology Residency at Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in New York from 1993-1995. Dr. Leventer has been practicing general dentistry and dental anesthesiology in Maryland since 1995.

Dr. Leventer has completed over 500 hours of continuing education in many areas of dentistry such as: restorative dentistry, TMJ therapy, pain management, dental implant surgery and prosthetics, esthetics, periodontics, endodontics, and anesthesiology.

Dr. Leventer is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology, and a Fellow of the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and the American Society of Dentist anesthesiologists. He holds a faculty position at the University of Maryland Dental School, where he is involved weekly teaching dental residents and students. As well, he has given many lectures to other dentists on the use of sedation and anesthesia in dentistry.

Dr. Leventer and his wife Debbie have two daughters Alyssa and Julia. They are nine and three years old. He enjoys long distance running, and triathlons. He has completed six marathons since 1994, and many triathlons. One of his future goals is to complete an ironman distance trialthlon. He also enjoys photography and sculpture. You will be able to see some of his art projects hanging on the walls of the office.

Conflict of Interest Disclosure: None reported

Topics

Historical, Philosophical and Psychological Aspects of Anxiety and Pain Control

Historical, philosophical and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control.

Patient Evaluation and Selection

Patient evaluation and selection through review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis and psychological profiling.

Definitions and Descriptions of Physiological and Psychological Aspects of Anxiety and Pain

Definitions and descriptions of physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain.

Stages of Drug-induced Central Nervous System Depression

Description of the stages of drug-induced central nervous system depression through all levels of consciousness and unconsciousness, with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious state.

Respiratory and Circulatory Physiology and Related Anatomy

Review of pediatric and adult respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy.

Associated Pharmacology

Pharmacology of agents used in enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral minimal sedation, including drug interactions and incompatibilities.

Combined Minimal Sedation

Indications and contraindications for use of enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral minimal sedation (combined minimal sedation).

Review of Dental Procedures Possible Under Enteral and/or Combination Inhalation-enteral Minimal Sedation

Review of dental procedures possible under enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral minimal sedation).

Patient Monitoring

Patient monitoring using observation, monitoring equipment, with particular attention to vital signs and reflexes related to consciousness.

Maintaining Proper Records

Maintaining proper records with accurate chart entries recording medical history, physical examination, informed consent, time-oriented anesthesia record, including the names of all drugs administered including local anesthetics, doses, and monitored physiological parameters

Complications/ Life Threatening Situations

Prevention, recognition and management of complications and life-threatening situations.

Administration of Local Anesthesia

Administration of local anesthesia in conjunction with enteral and/or combination inhalation-enteral minimal sedation techniques

Description and Use of Inhalation of Sedation Equipment

Description and use of inhalation sedation equipment.

Potential Health Hazards of Trace Anesthetics and Proposed Techniques for Limiting Occupational Exposure

Introduction to potential health hazards of trace anesthetics and proposed techniques for limiting occupational exposure.

Abuse Potential

Discussion of Abuse Potential.

Course Objective

A. Nitrous Oxide Sedation:

1. Describe the basic components of inhalation sedation equipment.

2. Discuss the function of each of these components.

3. List and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of inhalation sedation.

4. List and discuss the indications and contraindications of inhalation sedation.

5. List the complications associated with inhalation sedation.

6. Discuss the prevention, recognition and management of these complications.

7. Discuss the abuse potential, occupational hazards and other untoward effects of inhalation agents.

B. Nitrous Oxide Sedation:

1. Historical, philosophical and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain control.

2. Patient evaluation and selection through review of medical history taking, physical diagnosis and psychological considerations.

3. Definitions and descriptions of physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety and pain.

4. Description of the stages of drug-induced central nervous system depression through all levels of consciousness and unconsciousness, with special emphasis on the distinction between the conscious and the unconscious state.

5. Review of pediatric and adult respiratory and circulatory physiology and related anatomy.

6. Pharmacology of agents used in inhalation sedation, including drug interactions and incompatibilities.

7. Indications and contraindications for use of inhalation sedation.

8. Review of dental procedures possible under inhalation sedation.

9. Patient monitoring using observation and monitoring equipment, with particular attention to vital signs and reflexes related to pharmacology of nitrous oxide.

10. Importance of maintaining proper records with accurate chart entries recording medical history, physical examination, vital signs, drugs and doses administered and patient response.

11. Prevention, recognition and management of complications and life-threatening situations.

12. Administration of local anesthesia in conjunction with inhalation sedation techniques.

13. Description and use of inhalation sedation equipment.

14. Introduction to potential health hazards of trace anesthetics and proposed techniques for limiting occupational exposure.

15. Discussion of abuse potential.

Accreditation

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider of ADA-CERP, AGD-PACE and the California Board of Dental Examiners.
 
 

American Seminar Institute is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider.  

ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist Dental Professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education.  ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry.

                                                                                                           

Approved PACE Program Provider FAGD/MAGD Credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. Provider ID: 211769 (2/1/2014) to (1/31/2017).

                                                                                                           

California Board of Dental Examiners (CBDE)

American Seminar Institute is an approved provider for the California Board of Dental Examiners, License# 2068. Credits satisfy California Dental Education Requirements, as well as most State and Dental Academy requirements.

                                                                                                           

Because each individual agency/academy/state has specific requirements, it is necessary that you consult with the appropriate agency/academy/state regarding final approval of continuing education credits.

 

   Produced: 11/01/13        Expires for AGD Credit: 10/31/2016

 

Additional Information

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