Edition V19N01 | Year 2014 | Editorial Evidence based Orthodontics | Pages 8 to 9
Most health professionals are resistant to statistics. There is nothing inconsistent about it: if they liked Mathematics as a profession, they would have chosen a career in the exact sciences.
Clinical dentists are not different: most of them prefer to avoid greater proximity to, and as a consequence, understanding of statistics. Undoubtedly, many statistical procedures involve complex and difficult-to-understand calculation for those who do not have expertise in this area.