Training Course On Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry for Dental Auxiliaries

Type of programme
0.5 ECTS
€200.00 / ECTS x 0.5 = €100.00. *Prices corresponding to the 2021-2022 academic year.
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Spanish (secondary language: English)
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Nitrous oxide dental sedation techniques provide professionals yet another tool for managing anxious patients. Dentists need their auxiliaries to understand and be familiar with the work dynamics, indications and equipment used in these procedures and have basic knowledge of their risks and advantages.  


  1. To learn how to work with nitrous oxide sedation of patients.
  2. To learn to use the necessary equipment. 
  3. To understand the risks, advantages and drawbacks of these techniques.

Competences and learning outcomes to be acquired by students

  1. Students will learn how to manage and prepare patients for sedation. 
  2. Students will understand the advantages, drawbacks and risks of nitrous oxide sedation.
  3. Students will learn to identify the parts of the equipment and to how to assemble, prepare and operate them.

Target students

Dental assistants and hygienists. 

Course coordinators

Dr. Manuel Ribera 

Dr. Víctor Gil


9 to 11 a.m. Theoretical presentation of nitrous-oxide sedation, its indications, contraindications and advantages.

11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Theoretical explanation: Types of machine, assembly, disassembly and operation.

12 to 1 p.m. Practical demonstration of the machine by the teaching staff with video projection of cases.

Study programme and subjects 2021-2022

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Training Course On Nitrous Oxide in Dentistry for Dental Auxiliaries Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 0.5
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English


  • Dr. Manuel Ribera
  • Dr. Víctor Gil


Prerequisites & admissions

Prerequisites and admissions

  • To be a dental assistant or hygienist.