Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation - FRIDAY

Presented by

Dr Steven Parker

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UWA Dental School

17 Monash Avenue, Nedlands

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9:00 am
5:00 pm

How to manage anxious patients

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Many of our patients are quite anxious about seeking and receiving dental treatment. It may lead to some people avoiding dental care completely until excruciating pain gives them no choice. Dentists should be able to provide alternatives to control a patient’s anxiety and to assist them to receive treatment.

This course will cover a spectrum of anxiety-relieving alternatives.  It will give the caring dentist a selection of anxiolytic techniques that can be offered to their patients including psychosedation, oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation.
All participants will have the opportunity to administer and experience the full range of effects of relative analgesia using nitrous oxide-oxygen, and, after completing the course, will feel confident in setting up and administering this agent.

Topics include:

  •     The basics of fear and anxiety  in the dental office  
  •     The utilisation of  psychosedation techniques  
  •     Review of Basic Life Support  
  •     The utilisation of oral  sedation

             o    Relevant  pharmacology, administration and monitoring  

              o    Indications/contraindications  

              o    Managing  complications

  • The utilisation of nitrous oxide sedation

             o    Relevant  pharmacology, administration and monitoring  

              o    Indications/contraindications

             o    Managing  complications

Learning objectives:

  • Gain an understanding of the key causes of fear and anxiety in our patients
  • Understand basic psychosedation techniques and be able to apply them  
  • Revise Basic Life Support  
  • Understand pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, advantages/disadvantages, indications/contra-indications of oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation
  • Gain confidence in utilising oral sedation and nitrous oxide sedation
Lunch, morning and afternoon tea


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Dr Parker has completed postgraduate diplomas in both oral surgery (Otago University 1997) and sedation and pain control (University of Sydney 2000).  He has also completed financial planning and legal qualifications. After completing fifteen years in the Defence Forces, Steven now operates a referral based oral surgery practice in North West Sydney where he provides treatment under General Anaesthesia, Intra-venous sedation, Inhalation sedation and Local Anaesthesia. He also provides IV sedation services to Dental Practices for nervous and phobic patients. 
Steven has been involved in post-graduate training and continuing education for over twenty years and has lectured widely throughout Australia and overseas. He also gives practical courses on Advanced Local Anaesthesia and  Pain Control in the Dental Office and Everyday Oral Surgery for General Practitioners. 
Dr Parker is a director on the Board of Lakeview Private Hospital and is the Oral Surgery/Dental representative on the Medical Advisory Committee of that hospital. He is also a director on the board of ADA NSW. He is also a member of several committees including the ADA Dental Therapeutics Committee and is the Chair of the Dental Board’s Conscious Sedation Advisory Panel.  

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