Abstract: Electronic prescribing (”ePrescribing”) is becoming common in medical practice, but has not been used extensively in dental practice. In medicine, ePrescribing has yielded benefits such as more complete medication histories, and checking for side effects and drug-drug interactions. Similar benefits could be gained in dentistry. The purpose of this project is to evaluate several ePrescribing software applications, and to implement and evaluate one of them in the School of Dental Medicine.
Keywords: E-prescribing; electronic prescribing; feasibility study; electronic dental records; meaningful use; dentistry