Chockalingam said, the research team plans to launch "a structured clinical trial using a gold-standard tool such as nerve conduction testing
to confirm which simple screening method best detects neuropathy."
Repeated data collection occurs every semester across the two-year training, including: morphology of anatomical structures using sonographic imaging; neurophysiologic function using nerve conduction testing
; symptoms/function and exposure to extra-curricular hand/wrist activities using questionnaires; and exposure to hand strain and postural assessment during dental scaling using video analyses.
Furthermore, night splinting alone markedly reduces symptom severity detected by nerve conduction testing
and also increases functional ability of the hand compared with that of no treatment (level of evidence, 2b).
 Early work yielded a higher sensitivity of sensory nerve conduction testing
than studies of motor axons.
Subject 8 continued to have a positive Tinel's sign at the left ulnar nerve at the wrist and elbow suggestive of a left ulnar abnormality, however, nerve conduction testing
of the left ulnar nerve was normal.