Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Sedation for Dentists and Dental Hygienists

TBD | Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. & Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Course Description

This 14-hour continuing education course provides a study of anxiety and pain management techniques used in dental care.  Components of pain, pain control mechanisms and nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation are included.  The participant will practice administering and receiving nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation with a partner in a supervised clinical setting.

This continuing education course is designed to fulfill the educational requirement for dentists and dental hygienists to obtain a permit from the Oregon Board of Dentistry to administer nitrous oxide under the indirect supervision of a licensed dentist.  This continuing education course has been approved by the Oregon Board of Dentistry.

Participants must attend all 14 hours of the course and demonstrate clinical competency as determined by the faculty in order to receive a certificate of completion.

Course Format

This course includes 2 hours of self-study with online exam that must be completed prior to the start of the course. The Friday session will include 8 hours of classroom lecture and hands on activities. The Saturday session includes 4 hours of clinical instruction with participants administering and receiving nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation with a partner under the direct supervision of faculty instructors. Participants must demonstrate clinical competency as determined by the facutly in order to receive a certificate of completion. Breakfast and lunch on Friday and breakfast on Saturday are included.

Nitrous Oxide Permit

Dental hygienists in Oregon must obtain a nitrous oxide permit from the Oregon Board of Dentistry in order to administer nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation to patients under the indirect supervision of a licensed dentist.  For additional information on obtaining a nitrous oxide permit, visit Oregon Board of Dentistry.   

Course Requirements

Participants must show proof of their current dental or dental hygiene license prior to the start of the course. Participants must submit a completed health history form prior to the start of the course. Participants must purchase and read the textbook Handbook of Nitrous Oxide & Oxygen Sedation by Clark and Brunick, 4th (or 3rd) Edition and pass an online exam on this material prior to the start of the course.

Day(s) of Course

 On Saturday, dress in scrubs and bring personal protective eyewear.

Class Size

A minimum of 16 participants is required to conduct this course. The maximum for this course is 32.            

Faculty

Gail Aamodt, RDH, MS
Kathryn Bell, RDH, MS

Course Location

Pacific University College of Health Professions, Dental Hygiene Clinic, 222 SE 8th Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97123. Ample free parking is located in the parking structure 1 block south of the College, between SE 7th and 8th Avenues and SE Washington and SE Oak Streets. The Dental Hygiene Clinic is in building 1, and parking is in building 3 on the Hillsboro Campus Map.

 

Registration and Payment OPTION  | Print Online Registration form and mail with check to:    
Pacific University
College of Health Professions Continuing Education
222 SE 8th Ave, Suite 570
Hillsboro, OR 97123

Space is limited. Registration is first come, first served. Pacific University is ADA Accessible.

 

Contact Us

Kihei Castillo | Administrative Assistant to ACCE
503-352-7253 | kihei@pacificu.edu