[Gold] Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 3rd Edition


  • Morris S. Clark, DDS, FACD, University of Colorado, Denver, CO; and
  • Ann Brunick, RDH, MS, University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD

Book Description

More and more dental professionals are finding that N2O/O2 is a reliable and efficient method of relieving pain, fear, and apprehension in patients undergoing surgical procedures – and is quickly and easily reversed without unwanted side effects. The third edition of this unique chairside handbook is an invaluable resource for this method of sedation. It provides step-by-step techniques of all the uses of N2O/O2 as a means of pain and anxiety management, and is written at a level that can be easily understood by dental students and professionals of all levels.

New to This Edition

  • New icons speed you to important information on indications, considerations, and contraindications for nitrous oxide.
  • The latest information on biohazards provides current guidelines for proper monitoring.
  • Increased content on pediatric sedation enables you to provide specialized care to younger patients.
  • Expanded art program, including integral sections of color-coded equipment, improving your understanding of proper handling and procedures.
  • Additional step-by-step photos highlight the most current techniques and equipment.

Key Features

  • Step-by-step administration techniques and responses to frequently asked questions provide practical information for everyday use of N2O/O2.
  • Concise, outline format and convenient, portable size make this handbook easy to use in the clinical setting.
  • Current American Society of Anesthesiologists classification system familiarizes you with ASA guidelines for assessing patients with medical risk.
  • Information on current equipment in analgesia delivery shows how each component works so you can see and compare what’s new in the field.
  • In-depth discussion of recovery from N2O/O2 helps you better determine when it’s appropriate to release a patient.
  • Sample forms (sedation record, informed consent, etc.) are provided – copy and use them as needed.


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