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Refresher Course

Nitrous Oxide and Oral Sedation Refresher Course

Speaker: Dr. Peter Nkansah

February 28, 2025

Course Description

This interactive course is designed for practitioners who are currently utilizing moderate sedation services with their patients. We will discuss the following minimal and moderate sedation modalities: nitrous oxide & oxygen, oral sedation with benzodiazepines, and the use of nitrous oxide and oral benzodiazepines in combination.

The RCDSO’s Standard of Practice regarding the use of sedation in dental practice will be referenced throughout the course to provide clarity on how to comply with Ontario’s regulations. Personal cases are welcome for review.

The goal of the course is to allow each attendee to return to their practice with greater clinical knowledge and confidence.

  • Please arrive within 30 minutes before the course start time to sign in.

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  • Complimentary coffee/tea and lunch are provided for course participants. Please indicate any dietary restrictions upon registration.

  • Cancellations made more than 10 calendar days before the course start date will receive a full refund. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made within 10 calendar days of the course start date.

    Refunds will not be issued for registrants who do not attend, regardless of reason for absence.

    Registrations cannot be transferred to another individual.

    To cancel your registration, please follow the link and instructions provided in the registration confirmation email. If you are eligible for a refund, the refund will be processed automatically upon cancellation. Please allow 3-5 business days for the transaction to be completed.

    Continuing Dental Education (University of Toronto) reserves the right to cancel courses due to insufficient registrations, instructor cancellation, or unforeseen circumstances beyond our control. In the event of course cancellation, a full refund will be issued, and registrants will be notified promptly. We are not liable for any associated losses, damages, or expenses, including travel and accommodations.

  • After completing this course, a certificate of completion that indicates the number of Continuing Education (CE) points earned will be sent to you within 7-10 days by email.


Dr. Nkansah received his DDS degree and Diploma in Dental Anaesthesia from the University of Toronto in 1993 and 1996, respectively. He currently maintains a private practice, Sleep For Dentistry, in Toronto, specializing in sedation dentistry for patients who are dentally anxious or medically compromised.Additionally, he serves as an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, at the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry.

Dr. Nkansah is the Course Director for the conscious sedation continuing dental education course at Western University (Canada) and for Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support courses at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is also a member of the editorial board for the dental journal Oral Health and regularly lectures for dental groups both nationally and internationally.

On the sports front, which is one of his other areas of interest, Dr. Nkansah is the team dentist for the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, the Raptors905 of the G-League, the Toronto FC of the MLS, and the University of Toronto Varsity Blues.

See Dr. Nkansah’s full academic profile

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