RELATIVE ANALGESIA COURSES
This day course is an ideal introduction to Relative Analgesia and an excellent refresher course for dentists wishing to update their theory and practical skills. Through practical methods participants will become proficient and confident in the administration of Relative Analgesia in clinical practice.
Dates for 2014
14 March (QLD)
9 April (SA)
6 June (VIC)
4 July (QLD)
11 July (NSW)
11 September (QLD)
21 November (NSW)
28 November (VIC)
Dates for 2015
Feb 2, Feb 5, Feb 9 (Westmead undergrad)
Feb 20 (ADA QLD)
Mar 25 (36th ADC Workshop Brisbane)
May 1 (ADA SA)
June 5 (ADA QLD)
June 19 (ADA VIC)
July 3 (CSU Orange undergrad)
July 4 (CSU Orange / ASDA)
July 10 (Westmead)
Sep 4 (ADA VIC)
Sep 5 (ADA VIC Ballaret)
Sep 18 (ADA QLD)
Nov 20 (Westmead)
Dates for 2016
February 19(ADA QLD)
May 5 (ADA SA)
June 3 (ADA QLD)
June 4 (ADA VIC)
JULY 1 (NSW- Orange)
August 19 (ADA QLD)
September 1&2 (ADA VIC)
September 4 (TAS )
September 16 (DARWIN)
November 4 (ADA QLD)
November 25 (Westmead NSW)
CPD VALUE : 6.5 hours; Courses compliant with section 4 of DBA Guidelines on CP
Founded in 1970, the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology was formed to cater for the special needs of dental practitioners interested in dental anaesthesiology, pain control, and patient anxiety management.
Relative Analgesia courses are taught by the Australian Society of Dental Anaesthesiology .
For further information or Dental Relative Analgesia training go to ASDA website
What is nitrous oxide sedation?
Nitrous oxide sedation, also called relative analgesia, is a form of conscious sedation where the patient remains awake and in control throughout the dental treatment.
The sedation uses 2 gases blended together, nitrous oxide and oxygen (N2O-O2). A mask is fitted over the nose for the patient to breathe and uptake nitrous oxide through the lungs.
The dosage of nitrous oxide may vary between different people. The correct dosage is mixed by the dentist, who will monitor the dosage that is appropriate for you.
After the treatment, nitrous oxide is flushed out from the body by breathing pure oxygen for a short period, leaving no lingering effects.
Is nitrous oxide sedation safe?
Nitrous oxide is possibly the safest sedative in dentistry and has been used for over 100 years.
Nitrous oxide is safe, works quickly, and doesn’t cause allergies. The level of sedation can be controlled by the concentration given to the patient by the dentist, and sedation can be terminated and reversed anytime by flushing the patient with oxygen.
Nitrous oxide sedation is a form of conscious sedation. Meaning that patients will remain fully conscious during the treatment, be responsive to questions while staying in a comfortable, relaxed state.
How will I feel during nitrous oxide sedation?
Nitrous oxide is called “laughing gas”, because it produces a “happy state”. You might experience a sense of relaxation, “dreaming” feeling and may smell a faint sweet scent.
Nitrous oxide also numbs pain and may help suppress gag reflex. People under nitrous oxide may feel “tingly” on lips, fingers and legs, flushing in the face as well as sweating.
Who will need nitrous oxide sedation?
For some people, visiting the dentist may be one of their most stressful experience.
Nitrous oxide, is a safe, effective sedative agent used to decrease anxiety, provide a state of relaxation and anaesthetize (numb) the teeth, though local anaesthetic is still required.
With it’s relaxing effects, nitrous oxide allows children and adults put up with the sounds and sensations of dental treatment, and help people not to gag so much.
What should I do before a treatment?
Fasting is not necessary, but you may want to avoid heavy meals or milk drinks before your appointment. Tell your dentist if you have a problem with your nose or lungs, or if you feel anxious or uncomfortable wearing a mask. Your dentist will decide if Nitrous Oxide is suitable for you