Decision Support: A Lesion Diagnosis Example for Dentistry

Decision support is already standard in most medical fields, but has lagged for dentistry, despite clear predictions to the contrary. We’ve discussed decision support at Dental Software advisor before, reviewing the creation of evidence-based databases, tools for caries diagnosis, and periodontal and implant guidelines for dentists.

But what does that look like as a usable tool? What should dentists expect from decision support tools? Mike Uretz talked to Lexicomp to discuss their online lesion diagnosis tool. This short video demonstrates the software and explains how dentists can use decision support. The tool allows for visual diagnosis and differentials to enable that diagnosis.

Mike Uretz has advised healthcare practices on software selection and implementation, as well as vendor contracts and negotiation, for other thirty years.