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)
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:
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.