Oliver Pope, BDSc(Hons), DCD(Endo)
Private Practice
4:10 p.m.
Friday, June 26, 2020
International Academy of Endodontics, Annual Meeting
The Scottsdale Princess Resort
Scottsdale, Arizona, USA
“What is Normal? CBCT and Apical Periodontitis."
The use of CBCT as a diagnostic tool has become mainstream in specialist and general practice endodontics. Although efforts have been made, our literature fails to address a number of fundamental issues, particularly regarding the diagnosis of apical periodontitis on CBCT.

This brief essay will address a number of limitations of CBCT research, utilizing the author’s own published paper as a learning example and revise concepts regarding studies of diagnostic accuracy including sensitivity, specificity, and ROC curves.

Learning Objectives: 
  1. Understand the limitations of previously published endodontic CBCT research
  2. Revise issues surrounding studies of diagnostic accuracy
  3. Reinforce concepts such as sensitivity/specificity and the use of ROC curves
President of The Australian Society of Endodontology, Member of Australian New Zealand Academy of Endodontists, Australian Dental Association, University of Melbourne Lecturer
About the Presenter:
Oliver completed his BDSc at the University of Queensland with First Class Honours. Following several years as a Dental Officer in the Royal Australian Navy, he completed his Doctorate of Clinical Dentistry in Endodontics at the University of Melbourne. Oliver was awarded the inaugural Ephraim Ehrmann Prize in Endodontics for the best overall performance in the degree. Oliver is in full-time private practice in Melbourne, Australia and is President of The Australian Society of Endodontology. Oliver maintains an active role in the provision of continued professional development to dentists around Australia.