The LSU Nitrous Oxide Competency Course for Dentists & Hygienists
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This competency course follows ADA guidelines and complies with the Louisiana State Board of Dentistry’s regulations specifying the education and training required for either a dentist or a hygienist to obtain a permit to
administer nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia for dental procedures. If you are licensed in a state other than Louisiana, call your state board to confirm whether this satisfies their requirement.
After completing this course, attendees should be better able to:
- Evaluate a patient from his/her medical history
- Conduct a dialog history
- Prevent and manage medial emergencies in the dental office
- Understand the history, rationale, and pharmacology of nitrous oxide
- Discuss and understand the anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
- Describe the purpose and use of the armamentarium and techniques of nitrous oxide
- Manage the complications of nitrous oxide
- Administer nitrous oxide to a patient and monitor his/her recovery from it
- Observe the different nitrous oxide experiences of patients
- Successfully complete a clinical component where competency in nitrous oxide is demonstrated
Alfredo R. Arribas, DDS, MS, is an assistant professor in the Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in Houston, Texas. Dr. Arribas received his DDS from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia School of Dentistry in Lima, Peru and completed the following post-doctoral programs: AEGD certificate from Baltimore College of Dentistry, a two-year GPR certificate from LSU School of Dentistry, a MS in healthcare management from University of New Orleans School of Business, and a four-year oral surgery residency at LSU School of Dentistry.
Early Bird Registration
BY 12:00 pm / noon (CST) 5/13/22
Dental Team Member: $1,165
BY 12:00 pm / noon CST 6/10/22)
Dental Team Member: $1,215
AFTER 12:00 pm / noon CST 6/10/22)
Dental Team Member: $1,270
Sign-In and Breakfast: 7:00-8:00 am (CST)
Course Starts (each day): 8:00 am (CST)
Course Ends: 5:30 pm (CST) Friday
& 2:30 pm (CST) Saturday
This course will be held at LSU School of Dentistry at 1100 Florida Avenue in New Orleans, Louisiana located in the Mid-City area of New Orleans near beautiful City Park and historic Bayou St. John. If you are staying at a downtown hotel in or near the French Quarter, the distance to the dental school is approximately five miles. If you are driving to the dental school, free parking is available in the patient and visitor parking lots located across from the dental school.
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NOTE: The Live-Stream Video Conference option for this course is only available to those that live 120 miles or more from the course location. Video conference registrations for this course MUST BE PROCESSED BY PHONE.
LSUCDE video courses are live-streamed via BlueJeans. CE administrators perform roll call and random check-ins via the chat window in BlueJeans. If you miss one or more check-ins it could affect your credits. Before the course you will receive three links: a link to the meeting, a link to a short test, and a link to a course evaluation. You must submit the test and evaluation in order to receive credit. The Louisiana State Board of Dentistry counts CE hours earned through LSUCDE live video conference as in-person hours.