Roger D Metcalf DDS, JD

 

Forensic Odontology

and Some Other Stuff

 

 

 Odontologists--remember we need basic, foundational research in all areas of our discipline.  Are our procedures scientifically valid and reliable? 

 

 

Critically examine everything we've been taught.  Question the scientific basis of every standard, guideline, best practice, or principle followed.

 

 

Keep in mind  the quote often attributed to W. Edwards Deming: "Without data you are just another person with an opinion."  I would add, if you use incorrect data, you are commit forensic malpractice, because, after all: "First, do no harm."

 

 

We insist on evidence-based treatment in health care, why not in forensics?

 

 

Merely saying "we're following the science" without verifying that the "science" being followed is actually true is the same thing religions and cults do.

 

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Roger D Metcalf DDS, JD
PO Box 137442
Fort Worth, TX 76136-1442

ph: +1-817-371-3312
fax: +1-817-378-4882