Due to a software conversion, registration for fall classes will open mid-July

2024 Fall Class Schedule:
October 16 - UIC, Chicago, IL
November 2 - SIU, Alton, IL
December 4 - UIC, Chicago, IL

NOTE! Assistants and hygienists must create a non dentist account before registering for a class. You will be prompted to create the account after clicking the register now button. Do not login with the doctor’s credentials because you will not be able to change the registration info.

Administration & Monitoring of Nitrous Oxide

Staff of an ISDS Member Dentist receive discounted pricing on courses 
Clinical Certification Course for Dental Auxiliary
Target Audience: Dental Assistants & Dental Hygienists

Registration for this course ends two weeks prior to the course start date.


Must be currently certified in BLS for healthcare providers or its equivalent. A copy of your current BLS card must accompany registration form.

In accordance with Section 1220.245 of the Rules for the Administration of the Dental Practice Act of the State of Illinois, a dental assistant must be at least 18 years of age and has 1000 hours of clinical dental assisting experience or has graduated from a dental assisting program accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation of the American Dental Association, or is a currently certified dental assistant as designated by the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. to perform the task of monitoring Nitrous Oxide.

$295 ISDS Member dentist staff
$525 Non-member dentist staff

Instructors: Dr. Hill and Dr. Schuette

This course for monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide by the allied dental personnel is designed to meet the certification requirements of the State of Illinois for expanded functions. This course will include both didactic and clinical components in the monitoring and administration of nitrous oxide and advanced airway management. It will provide instruction in anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and dental emergencies, as they relate to the use of nitrous oxide in the dental office. This course is open to all qualified dental assistants for monitoring and dental hygienists for administering. After successful completion of this course the dental assistant can return to the private office and provide expanded function for the dental team and the monitoring of nitrous oxide, while the dental hygienists will be able to start and stop the flow of gas.