January Study Club:

Jan. 20, 2016 from 6-8 p.m.

CE credit: 2

Location: Omaha Marriott

Light dinner and drink will be served

Tuition: Doctor: $75, DH and DA: $50 

This presentation will discuss the importance of gathering accurate and complete medication histories in the dental setting.  Talking points include effective medication interview strategies, communication techniques that encourage patients to be forthcoming with an accurate medication history, and common mistakes made in recording a patients medications.  Many medications may alter a patient’s dental health, interact with prescribed dental medications, or influence a patient’s ability to be compliant with their dental health regimen.  Therefore, it is of great importance for dentists and dental hygienists to practice quality interviewing skills in completing an accurate and complete medication history.


1. Describe the critical components of an effective interview and list effective strategies for effective listening during a patient interview.

2.  Explain the difference between open and closed-ended questions and describe techniques for asking sensitive questions during a patient interview.

3.  Describe the importance of taking an accurate medication history, including all prescription, over the counter, herbal, and supplement medications, in the dental setting.
Kalin Residency
Kalin Johnson, PharmD, completed her undergraduate and Doctor of Pharmacy degree coursework at Creighton University in 2012.  She went on to complete a post graduate year one residency program in community pharmacy at the Creighton University Medical Center.  During that time, she found great interest in teaching students, interprofessional work, and ambulatory pharmacy.  She worked for a year at the Creighton University Medical Center outpatient pharmacy before becoming an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice and Dental Diagnostic Sciences at Creighton University.  She has been a faculty member for a year and a half.  Her clinic duties include performing medication therapy management skills on the patients of the Creighton University Dental Clinic, assisting dental students in gathering accurate medication histories, and precepting fourth year pharmacy students on their fourth year experiential rotations.  She also is the director of pharmacy services for the Institute for Latin American Concern interprofessional service trips to the Dominican Republic.

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