Nitrous Oxide/Oxygen Inhalation Sedation - November 2024

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 begin October 1,  2024, and must be completed prior to November 14, 2024. Onsite clinical training will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2024.

Register for Upcoming Sessions

October 1, 2024 8:00 am - November 16, 2024 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: CF4017

Register for Session A

Enrollment is limited to 15


Session B: 12:00 to 3:00 PM

Course Number: CF4018

Register for Session B

Enrollment is limited to 15



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.