Pacific Northwest Dental Hygiene Institute - Nitrous Oxide

Nitrous Oxide

This course provides you with the didactic background in the science, theory, rationale, and procedural use of nitrous oxide with lab/clinical experience in the administration of N2O2 with explanation of Washington state laws and regulations.

Instructional methods and assessment includes online pre-study assignments, pre-tests, post- tests and competency exit exams.

This course provides a Certificate of Completion for ten (10) hours.

Textbook required: Clark, M. & Brunick, A. Handbook of Nitrous Oxide and Oxygen Sedation, 3rd Ed. Mosby. ISBN-13: 9780323048279
Textbook cost: Approximately $50.

Students must purchase their own textbook, readily available at several online sources such including Pearson Education,,, and Barnes &  Textbook cost:  Approximately $50.

Access to course materials will be provided via the online system approximately two weeks before the start of the course.

ALL students must furnish their own appropriate lab coat and safety glasses based on OSHA guidelines for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

PPE – lab coat must be long enough to cover street clothes - knees to neck to wrists. Knit cuffs preferred, closed at neck (not open v-neck).



Mailing Address:
Pacific Northwest
Dental Hygiene Institute
Attn: Dental Hygiene Department
9401 Farwest Drive S.W.
Lakewood, WA 98498

WREB Information

Washington Department of Health Dental Hygiene Licensing

Monica Hospenthal
Program Director/Professor
RDH, M.Ed.