[A critical evaluation of unconventional diagnostic and therapeutic methods in dentistry] Author: Oepen I Address: Institut fźr Rechtsmedizin UniversitŠt Marburg. Source: Fortschr Kieferorthop, 1992 Aug, 53:4, 239-46 Abstract: Unconventional, i.e. disputed medical methods are offered to many patients. However, the propagated effects of such methods could not be confirmed by controlled studies. So, neither any risk taken by the use of these methods, can be justified nor are any costs for treatment vindicated. In future, and contrary to the prevailing attitude, these facts should become a matter of more serious concern, the more so, as with harmonization of EG legal regulations, adaptation to those European countries in which unconventional medical methods are evaluated more critical than in Germany, is to be expected. The following methods are discussed in detail: regulation thermography, Lźscher's test, homeopathy, homeopathy autoblood therapy, nosoden therapy, acupuncture, magnetic field therapy, ozone therapy, Mora therapy, lymph drainage, management of symbiosis, and anthroposophical medicine.