Prof. Talal Al-Nahlawi

"The best root canal filling material ever, (Vital Pulp Therapy)"

Personal Information

Dr. Talal Al-Nahlawi was born in Damascus in 1977. He graduated from Faculty of Dentistry-Damascus University in 1999; he completed his post graduate diploma in endodontics in 2001, Master of Science in 2004, and PhD degree in 2009 from Damascus University. Since then he became an assistant professor at Operative dentistry and Endodontics department at Syrian Private Universities. He was conferred into the title of associate professor in 2016. He is also a part time lecturer at Damascus University, Al-Sham Private University, and National Dental Center in Syria. Dr Talal has many publications in peer-reviewed journals, Editor in many journals, authored and translated many books about restorative dentistry in Arabic, and lectured and conducted hands-on courses worldwide.


“The best root canal filling material ever, (Vital Pulp Therapy)”


The introduction of biomaterials in endodontics and the improvements happened, as well as proper understanding of inflamed dental pulp stage and related symptoms allowed for more vital pulp tissue preservation inside treated carious tooth minimizing the need for more tooth structure removal comparing with the traditional root canal treatment, the issue that will provide better circumstances for longer service duration of affected tooth inside oral cavity.
The aim of this presentation is to describe the factors that will increase the success rate of direct pulp capping, partial and full pulpotomy during daily endodontic practice.

Learning objectives:

1. Analyze the importance of preserving dental pulp in endodontically affected teeth.
2. Describe the conditions when we can preserve the dental pulp instead of performing pulpectomy.
3. List the indications and contraindications of partial caries removal, direct pulp capping, and pulpotomy.
4. Tell how to perform direct pulp capping and pulpotomy.
5. Describe follow up protocol and decide when the treatment is successful or not.