The Use of Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry

ethically evaluates the use of nitrous oxide as a practice routine in treating children; based on an article in the Journal of the American College of Dentists. (1 credit hour)

Learning Objectives

After completing the course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the standards of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry for use of nitrous oxide administration in the dental office
  • Discuss the principles of nonmaleficence, beneficence, and respect for autonomy as guides to required informed consent practices
  • Identify the characteristics of “routine use” or “office policy” as they affect the ethical application of procedures

Please Review the Following Article:

The Use of Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry

Reference

Nicholas J. Levering and Jos V.M. Welie, Ethical Considerations in the Use of Nitrous Oxide in Pediatric Dentistry, Journal of the American College of Dentists, 2010, 77(2), 40-47.

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