An Endodontist is a dentist who has undergone extra postgraduate specialist training ( usually a minimum of 3 years) and is capable of performing Root Canal Treatment that can not be performed by a non-specialized dentist.

Specialist training allows an Endodontist to:

  1. Deal with diseases of the dental pulp and supporting structures.
  2. Diagnose facial pain and related problems.

Aside from providing treatment, Dr. Islam A. Shalash‘s role is also that of educators. Dr. Islam Shalash is an Assistant Researcher of Endodontics at the Restorative and Dental Materials Department in Cairo. He was a lecturer of Endodntics in JDU University in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and established the department in the university in 2013 teaching undergraduate students as well as post graduate dentists.

It is important that patients understand why they require treatment, what treatment involves and what they can do to ensure the best possible outcome. A properly informed patient has the best chance of achieving the optimal result.


Root Canal Treatment (also known as Endodontics) is a specialty of Dentistry that deals with diseases of the dental pulp and its supporting structures.

Endodontic Treatment is an economical way to preserve a tooth in function especially when the cost of tooth loss and replacement is so high.

Endodontists are Dentists with special post-graduate training in this field and are also experienced at finding the cause of oral and facial pain that has been difficult to diagnose.

Although General Dentists can perform Endodontic treatment, patients are often referred to an Endodontist when the case is complicated or more difficult than usual.

Root Canal Treatment Process Explained Step by Step

Another form of root canal treatment performed at Art Dentistry Maadi, is re-treamtent of perviously failed root canal treament that has not healed. This advanced treatment need an Endodontist to be performed adequately.

Feel free to click the image frame below to view how an advanced endodontic retreatment procedure is performed step by step.