Dental Auxiliary Nitrous Oxide Certification Course
Dental hygienists and dental assistants, who are not currently certified to monitor nitrous oxide/oxygen inhalation conscious sedation, must now attend an approved certification course. In accordance with Rule 114.4, this course has been approved by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners (TSBDE). Upon registration for the course, participants will receive a packet of study materials. The course will consist of:
- Class, laboratory, and test session (8 hours)
- Participants must pass a written examination with a
- To meet the individual needs of each student, remediation and re-testing will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
- Participants may retake the examination up to 2 times ($10 each exam). If the participant does not successfully pass after the 3rd try, the course must be retaken.
To engage the participants’ learning, innovative teaching techniques will be used such as interactive games, audience response system and role-playing demonstrations of clinical emergencies associated with nitrous oxide-oxygen conscious sedation.
Upon completion of the course the student should be competent to pass an examination covering the following:
- Brief history of Nitrous Oxide-Oxygen Conscious Sedation (NO-OCS)
- The legal provisions (Texas Jurisprudence) for Dental Auxiliaries to monitor NO-OCS
- Dental anatomy and physiology related to NO-OCS
- Common drugs that react to the exposure of NO-OCS
- The operation of equipment used to monitor Nitrous Oxide, as well as the safety features and infection control of equipment
- Responsibilities in monitoring patients under NO-OCS Recognition and management of medical emergencies associated with Nitrous Oxide
Mary Jacks, R.D.H, M.S., is an Assistant Professor in the Dental Hygiene Department
at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Ms Jacks has over
25 year’s clinical experience and has been full-time faculty member since 2000.
Areas of teaching expertise include: Periodontics, pain management techniques
including the use of Nitrous Oxide, faculty calibration, humor in healthcare, and
distance education technologies. She has provided numerous national and
international lectures on micro ultrasonic instrumentation and adapting techniques
to efficiently manage periodontal clients. Ms Jacks was the 2007 recipient of
the UT Health Science Center Presidential Teaching Excellence award.
|2013 DATES:||January 11, 2013|
|LOCATION:||The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio|
|PROGRAM TIME:||9:00 AM-4:00 PM|
|CREDIT:||8 hour certification course|
light breakfast and lunch will be provided.