Nitrous Oxide Monitoring Conscious Sedation Review

Saturday, July 24, 2021



This course is designed to prepare the dental auxiliary (dental assistants and dental hygienists) to obtain certification in nitrous oxide monitoring as mandated by the Texas State Board of Dental Examiners. Nitrous oxide and oxygen sedation have been used safely and successfully to assist in the management of pain and anxiety. This course will present a comprehensive review of the history of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation, stages of anesthesia, anatomy and physiology, characteristics of nitrous oxide, indications and contraindications for nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation, and equipment used for conscious sedation. The participants will also gain knowledge in infection control protocols, patient monitoring procedures and prevention of complications.


Upon completion of this course, the participants will be administered the required examination which requires a passing score of  70 percent. Students who do not pass will have the opportunity to retake the exam up to two times ($75 fee assess per retake exam).



Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the history of nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation
  • Identify dental and basic respiratory anatomy and physiology
  • Recognize the stages of anesthesia
  • Identify the components of the nitrous oxide unit
  • Describe infection control protocols
  • Discuss patient monitoring parameters
  • List the complications and prevention management
  • Evaluate indications and contraindications for the use of nitrous oxide sedation
  • List safety measures for detecting and assessing levels of trace gas in the dental office
  • Explain the legal considerations and the legal provision of the State of Texas.

Sign Up Today!

Registration for the Star of the South Dental Meeting is required. Register for the event HERE.



Once you are signed-up for the event, you will be able to register for this specific course. through the Greater Houston Dental Society.


*Please note that the Greater Houston Dental Society will be managing these registrations. Contact Greater Houston Dental Society for additional information via phone (713) 961-4337.



Limited Space Available!

About Our Speakers



Jana Mannen Johnsrud, RDH, MSDH, earned a master of science in dental hygiene from Eastern Washington University after earning a bachelor of science in dental hygiene from The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston. Prior to earning her degrees, she worked as a dental assistant for 21 years. From 2011-13, Ms. Mannen was a clinical assistant professor at UTSD in the Department of Periodontics and Dental Hygiene. She currently serves as an online adjunct professor with Eastern Washington University while also practicing clinical dental hygiene in Houston. She has authored articles published in peer-reviewed dental hygiene journals and delivers presentations both locally and nationally. Ms. Mannen’s research interests include gerodontics, periodontics and ethics at both the university and private levels. She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists’ Association, Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, American Dental Hygienists’ Association and the American Dental Education Association.





Victoria Patrounova, RDH, MHA  is an associate professor at The University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston in the Periodontics and Dental Hygiene Department. Ms. Patrounova earned a certificate in dental hygiene from UTSD and a master's degree in healthcare administration from Texas Women's University. Before joining the faculty at UTSD in 2009, she was a guest lecturer at the school and has been practicing dental hygiene in the Houston area for 10 years. Ms. Patrounova has authored several articles published in professional dental and dental hygiene journals. She is a member of the Greater Houston Dental Hygienists' Association, the Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association, the American Dental Hygienists’ Association, and the Texas Dental Hygiene Educators Association.




Joint Sponsorship

This continuing education activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards of the ADA Continuing Education Recognition Program (ADA CERP) through joint efforts between the Greater Houston Dental Society and UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston PACE Center, Continuing Education.

Credit Hours

342 Conscious Sedation - Lecture: Hours - 8



Registration | 7:15 AM

Introduction | 7:50 AM

Presentation | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM


George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Room TBD
Houston, TX 77010

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UTHealth School of Dentistry
PACE Center, Continuing Dental Education
7500 Cambridge St., Suite 6152
Houston, TX 77054
Ph: 713-486-4028
Fax: 713-486-4037