Continuing Education

DHYG 2201: Nitrous Oxide administration for the Registered Dental Hygienist: (CNR: 22917)

May 29, 2018 – June 20, 2018 online component
Wednesday June 20,2018 mandatory lab CCRI Lincoln
(1 credit course)
Contact: Cynthia Johnson RDH,

This course has been designed to provide the register dental hygienist with didactic and clinical education to be eligible to take the CDCA Nitrous Oxide Examination and administer nitrous oxide (N2O/O2) in the state of Rhode Island and/or states meeting the requirement to administer Nitrous Oxide.

The course will cover the history of nitrous oxide, neurophysiology of pain and pain control, patient assessment including medical and dental indications and contraindications, anatomy and physiology, pharmacology of nitrous oxide, emergency prevention and management, nitrous oxide armamentarium including safe assembly and handling of gas tanks, masks, tubing, scavenger and monitoring equipment, techniques, record keeping, and regulatory/legal issues.

Hybrid class Blackboard:

Online didactic component 15 hours
Clinical Component 5 Hours

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Kathleen J. Gazzola
Chair, Dental Health
Director, Dental Hygiene
Flanagan Campus
Room 2374
Tel: 401-333-7227
Fax: 401-333-7146


Adam Moreau
Admissions Officer
Tel: 401-333-7471


Kerri H. Friel
Director, Dental Assisting
Flanagan Campus

Room 2372


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