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DE0471: Nitrous Oxide Safety and Utilization in Dentistry [AIDC Study Club]

Date: 9/27/2022 - 9/27/2022
Course Status: Completed
Facility: Albuquerque IHS Dental Clinic
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Instructor: Lucinda Lewis
Director: Lucinda Lewis
Level: Review
Audience: Dentists
Quota: 1 - 10 students
Tuition: $0.00
Hours: 2.00 (Total CDE); 2.00 (AGD - 340)
Joint Sponsorship: No
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This course will review nitrous oxide use as an anxiolytic agent in dentistry. Topics will include environmental standards, safety, equipment, patient selection, and the step-by-step procedure for providing nitrous oxide to dental patients. The final topic will include an update of changes in ADA Guidance Toolkit when using N2O.

This is an AIDC Study Club and is open to the dentists at AIDC and Santa Fe Indian Hospital.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
1.   Understand the safety and environmental standards required for using nitrous oxide in the dental setting.
2.   Be familiar with equipment used when providing nitrous oxide to dental patients
3.    Know which dental patients are good candidates for nitrous oxide anxiolysis, and the step-by-step procedure for nitrous oxide delivery in the dental operatory.

Speaker / Presenter:

Lucinda Lewis — For follow-up questions, please contact the speaker at

Disclosure Policy:

It is the policy of the Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, that faculty/planners disclose any financial or other relationships with commercial companies whose products may be discussed in the educational activity. The Indian Health Service, Division of Oral Health, also requires that faculty disclose any unlabeled or investigative use of pharmaceutical products and medical devices. Images that have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes are prohibited.

None of the faculty/planners for this activity has a conflict of interest, and there is no use of unlabeled or investigative pharmaceutical products or medical devices. No images have been falsified or manipulated to misrepresent treatment outcomes.The educational objectives, content, and selection of educational methods and instructors are conducted independent of any commercial entity.

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider

The IHS Division of Oral Health is an accredited sponsor of continuing education under the American Dental Association Continuing Education Recognition Program (CERP). 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. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the IHS at IHS CDE Coordinator or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at


Must be dental staff at AIDC or SFSU.

Tuition Payment Information:

Please Make Checks Payable to: Indian Health Service.

Tuition Policy:

Tuition must be paid in full 8 weeks prior to the start date of any course. Request for refunds must be received in writing at least two weeks before the course begins. For each refund request, there will be an administrative charge of $100. No refunds will be made to registrants who fail to attend a course. If IHS CDE program cancels a course, then 100% of the tuition will be refunded.