There is an anecdote about a man having one foot in ice and the other in boiling water. In considering only the foot in ice the man is very cold. Considering the other foot only, the man is very hot. Statically speaking, on average, he is pretty comfortable. None of the three defined parameters can be interpreted in an objective and critical way to draw conclusions about his situation.
Albert Einstein said, ”Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted.” In other words for the endodontist, statistically significant or even a highly significant difference does not necessarily mean a clinically important finding.
Researchers should describe their results clearly, and in a manner that allows them to be critically interpreted to correctly assess their implications before drawing conclusions for treatment. Historically, endodontists have had to struggle with a recurring issue; that most research for endodontic instruments, is performed within very narrow parameters and without clearly defining the limitations or implications for drawing conclusions for their usefulness.
Nanoendo is making every effort to enable the endodontist to draw broader conclusions by using broader testing parameters and eliminating operator bias and capability within our research. We do this by using a computer controlled clinical simulator, our Endo File Evaluator. Its movements are exact and consistent. The Evaluator’s dependability means that its data and that the process NanoEndo employs to obtain results can be replicated. We understand that using a sophisticated computer does not necessarily deem a study valid for conclusions. However, we are committed on an unprecedented scale, to enabling the clinician to assess information and enhance his/her practice by continuously adding useful data for their review.
Furthermore, if there is a specific set of tests you would like to see carried out on our Endo File Evaluator, NanoEndo invites you to work with us to advance endodontics. To participate, submit your ideas and Request a Test.