3 Criteria for Scientific and Clinical Validity

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When the clinical experts presented in front of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Public Health Services and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (Dental Products Panel Meeting in August 1988) they only asked whether the validity of Measuring devices have “scientific and clinical validity”.

These are the criteria for scientific and clinical validity:

  1. Can one measure a physiologic function?
  2. Are we measuring that function accurately?
  3. Does the data add to the diagnostic and treatment protocol?

These are the criteria that satisfies the scrutiny of these over-seeing entities. It is not about papers and so called published literature in journals etc…most of which is biased opinions and they know that. That is why we GNM clinicians measure and realize scientific investigation and inquiry to each of our TMD cases is critical. We follow scientific methodology. Question: Does our dental profession (dentist) follow scientific protocols or do they just follow along based on someone’s opinions and referencing of so called published papers? – Clayton A. Chan, D.D.S. – Las Vegas, NV

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