Robert E. Grover, DDS

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Robert E. Grover, DDS

Associate Professor,
VCU School of Graduate Endodontics
Associate Professor, 
UVA Dental Residency Program
Private Practice
Charlottesville, VA
International Academy of Endodontics Annual Meeting
Short Essay Program
Saturday, March 4, 2023

“Active Surveillance of Incidentalomas: A Viable Option?”

An incidentaloma is “an unanticipated finding not related to the original diagnostic inquiry” – a screening finding. Incidental imaging findings associated with previously treated endodontically treated teeth have seemingly become ubiquitous with the increased usage of CBCT in dentistry. The majority of the prior treated teeth are asymptomatic and therefore tend to present a dilemma for both the patient and diagnostician. This presentation will focus on the prevalence of these findings, discuss the best evidence concerning the presence of disease, and address ways to manage these findings.


Objectives: At the end of the presentation, the participant will be able 1) to discuss the prevalence of incidental findings detected by CBCT associated with previously treated endondontically treated teeth, 2) to discuss the best evidence concerning the presence of disease associated with these teeth, and 3) discuss the various means to manage asymptomatic, functional endodontically treated teeth with suggested peri-radicular CBCT findings..


About the Presenter:

Dr. Grover was born and raised in Staunton, Virginia. In addition to his endodontics practice, he is Associate Professor of Endodontics at the University of Virginia Department of Dentistry and Assistant Professor of Endodontics at the Virginia Commonwealth School of Dentistry.

He is a graduate of Hampden-Sydney College, the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, and received a certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in Endodontics from Boston University School of Graduate Dentistry. Dr. Grover served as a dentist in the United States Navy with the rank of Lieutenant. Dr. Grover has been a member of the American Dental Association since 1984, the Virginia Dental Association since 1987, and the American Association of Endodontics since 1993.

Dr. Grover, his wife Brenda and their children Andrew and Sarah, have been residents of Charlottesville, Virginia since 1992.


DISCLOSURE: Dr. Grover has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.


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