Dental indications for the instrumental functional analysis in additional consideration of health-economic aspects

Peter Tinnemann, Yvonne Stöber, Stephanie Roll, Christoph Vauth, Stefan N. Willich & Wolfgang Greiner
Background Besides clinical and radiological examination instrumental functional analyses are performed as diagnostic procedures for craniomandibular dysfunctions. Instrumental functional analyses cause substantial costs and shows a considerable variability between individual dentist practices. Objectives On the basis of published scientific evidence the validity of the instrumental functional analysis for the diagnosis of craniomandibular dysfunctions compared to clinical diagnostic procedures; the difference of the various forms of the instrumental functional analysis; the existence of a dependency on...