Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation - November 2023

Whether beginning or refining your skills in nitrous oxide administration, this practical course gives you the capacity to reduce patient anxiety and fears. This four-part course aligns with the Minnesota Board of Dentistry’s 12-hour training requirement. The program includes four hours of self-study via textbook, three hours of instructor-led video-based training, two hours of case study assignments, and three hours of instructor-monitored clinical experience. The hands-on clinical training focuses on administering three individual analgesia cases and supervised clinical experience using fail-safe anesthesia equipment capable of positive pressure respiration. Pre-clinical coursework assignments will commence between October 10 and November 11, 2023. Onsite clinical training will be held on Saturday, November 11, 2023.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

November 11, 2023 8:00 am - November 11, 2023 3:00 pm

All times for all events are in local Central Time.

Session Location: 

University of Minnesota School of Dentistry
Minneapolis Campus

Session A: 8:00 to 11:00 AM

Course Number: CF3377

Enrollment is limited to 15. Registration for this session is closed.


Session B: 12:00 to 3:00 PM

Course Number: CF3378

Enrollment is limited to 15. Registration for this session is closed.



Learn How To

  • Identify the medical history and medical emergency concerns related to the use of nitrous oxide sedation
  • Provide nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation sedation effectively and safely for children and adults
  • Titrate levels of nitrous oxide administration according to individual patient needs
  • Document the use of nitrous oxide sedation in the patient record
  • Use and maintain nitrous oxide equipment
  • Prevent occupational hazards associated with nitrous oxide sedation


  1. This is a four-part course. Review the schedule tab for assignments & deadlines.
  2. Pregnant women are not eligible to participate in this course.
  3. You will receive access to a Google drive team folder & links via email. This virtual folder will contain your course videos, case studies, and assignments. 

Training Methods

Pre-course self-study reading assignments, illustrated video presentations, case studies and assignments. Onsite training includes demonstration, hands-on exercises and discussion.