CE programme
In Person

Vital Pulp Therapy; How to increase success rate.

Baghdad 2nd International Dental Meeting


Baghdad, Iraq, Middle East


Ass. Prof. Talal Al-Nahlawi
  • Associate professor, Restorative dentistry and Endodontics Department, Syrian Private University.
  • Part time lecturer Damascus University, Al-Sham Private University, and National Dental Center NDC.
  • board director member of the Syrian Endodontic Society,
  • Councilor of the Asian Pacific Endodontic Confederation (APEC),
  • Advisory Board Member of the Dental Surgeons Association of India DSAI and Dental Students Welfare Association of India DSWAI.


Iraqi Dental Association


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

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