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Dentistry in our country is poised to take a leap into the next millennium with new therapies and technologies being introduced. We need to have more guidance and regulations from the Dental Council of India (DCI) in the new areas. A case in point is conscious sedation with nitrous oxide. The Dentists all over the world are allowed to use this in their clinics without any anesthetic supervision. But in India we cannot administer it to our patients. The DCI must regulate who can use it, what precaution measures to be used and what should be the minimum training standards. This will enable us to serve the people of India and remove any medical legal road block that may prevent dentists from using newer therapies and technologies.