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Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia for Dental Hygienists

Patient anxiety has always been a major issue in dental offices. Beginning in 2016, the state of Wisconsin granted dental hygienists the ability to administer nitrous oxide analgesia to their patients under the direction of a dentist. Gain the skills to confidently administer nitrous oxide analgesia as a Wisconsin dental hygienist. Learn about nitrous oxide benefits, its long-term safety record, best clinical practices, legal and pharmacology aspects, patient anxiety and equipment considerations.

Specialized certification in nitrous oxide administration is granted upon successful completion of the board-approved course and practice inductions through the accredited FVTC dental hygiene program. Giving this option during dental hygiene care enhances the delivery of patient care, resulting in a satisfied patient experience. Consequently, patients return for ongoing care and improved oral health will be appreciated by both the patient and dental providers.

On-site training is available upon request with the sponsor organization providing the required supervising dentist. The on-site training includes 4 hours of pre-work, 4 hours of lecture and 4 hours of clinical application including three inductions on a peer to meet Wisconsin state requirements.


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Benefits & Outcomes

**Benefits of Nitrous Oxide Inhalation Analgesia:**

  • Increased patient comfort during procedures
  • Safe and effective
  • Short recovery time
  • Easy to administer
Learn About
  • Benefits of nitrous oxide analgesia
  • Long term safety record of nitrous oxide
  • Best clinical practices and legal aspects for nitrous oxide inhalation in Wisconsin
  • Pharmacology of nitrous oxide
  • Physiological and psychological aspects of anxiety
  • Contraindications for nitrous oxide inhalation analgesia
  • Nitrous oxide equipment and troubleshooting problems
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Fox Valley Technical College
Business & Industry Services (BIS)
D. J. Bordini Center
1825 N. Bluemound Road
P.O. Box 2277
Appleton, WI 54912-2277

bi.services@fvtc.edu
www.fvtc.edu/bis
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P: 888-458-0449
P: 920-735-2525
F: 920-735-4771


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