Speaker Biography

Talal Al-Nahlawi

Syrian Private University,Syria

Title: Broken Instrument Managment in Daily Endodontics Practice

Talal Al-Nahlawi

Talal Al-Nahlawi has graduated from Faculty of Dentistry-Damascus University 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 Damascus and Syrian Private Universities. He was conferred into the title of associate professor in 2015. He has a private practice in Damascus and United Arab Emirates limited to Endodontics. He lectured in many national and international dental meetings (Syria, Canada, Brazil, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, India, Lebanon, and South Africa).



The accident of endodontic files separation is considered the most annoying accident that can face the dentist during his/her daily endodontic practice. The management of such accident needs sufficient understanding of the type and geometry of broken file, location and size of the file, amount of canal disinfection before file separation, and length with amount of engagement with canal walls. After thorough clinical and X ray examination, treatment plan must be based upon three options: bypassing, removal, or leaving the broken file inside the canal with monitoring. The objective of this presentation is to highlight the factors contributing to file separation and how to avoid it along with a description of a novel technique for bypassing a broken file, and how to remove a broken file when indicated through many clinical cases with illustrations and videos.