Horse Racing Event with HRH King Saud Bin Abdulaziz & Dr. Fouad Talic in 1954
Dr. Fouad Talic

Fouad Yousef Talic, the founder of “Talic Dental Clinics”, traces his heritage from Bosnia & Herzegovina. His father was one of the prominent community figures and tradesmen there.

With the increasing oppression against the Muslim community in Bosnia during World War Two, Fouad's family was forced to move out and seek security in different European countries. Because Fouad's father wanted his sons and daughters to be raised in an Islamic environment, he and the family decided to migrate to a Muslim country, which led them to move to Saudi Arabia after the second World War.

Some time after he immigrated, Fouad -the founder- received a scholarship from the german government to study dentistry in Bonn University , where he became an expert in the field.

In the beginning of 1952, he moved to Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, to practice in the Royal Palace (Al-Murrabba) of the late king Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud the unifier and first king of Saudi Arabia.

It was a decisive move in Fouad's life, for he was able to afterwards, in 1956, start and operate his own private dental clinic, which was located on “Al-Thumairi Street” (Center of Riyadh), very close to the Riyadh governor’s palace.

Fouad’s passion for his work and his professionalism in conducting it were evident throughout all his years of practice, a mixture that was in use every day for more than 40 years, until the inevitable end came, and he passed away in 1996.

Having a vision for the future potential expansion of the city of Riyadh, believing that its prosperous expansion is heading north, Fouad decided to establish Talic Dental Center in 1989. At the time, they started with only five clinics.

His sons followed in his steps; they added three clinics in 1997, then, in 2007, four more clinics were established to create the modern “Talic Dental Clinics” which now has 12 clinics. This expansion was always for the benefit of the patients, to provide them with quality, trustworthy and reliable dental services.

Fouad was blessed with four sons, who carry on his legacy:
1The eldest, Professor Yousef Fouad Talic, is a consultant in Prosthodontics and Implantology. He holds a master's degree from Ohio State University in the United States. During his long and distinguished career, Professor Yousef occupied various scientific & administrative positions, among them:
  • Head of the department of Prosthodontics, College of Dentistry – King Saud University.
  • Director of Graduate studies, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
  • President of the Saudi Dental Society.
  • Director of the scientific societies & international cooperation administration.
  • Consultant at the Saudi Ministry of Higher Education.
2Professor Riyadh Fouad Talic, Fouad's second son, is a consultant in Urology, the first Saudi professor in Urology at the College of Medicine in King Saud University in Riyadh. He holds the Royal Fellowship of Surgeons from Edinburgh University in the United Kingdom. He was also Head of the Department of Surgery and Vice Dean for graduate studies at the College of Medicine in King Saud University, Riyadh.
3Mr. Azzat Fouad Talic, the third son. He holds a business administration degree from Ohio Dominican University in the United States. Mr. Azzat is the general manager of Talic Dental Center.
4Professor Nabeel Fouad Talic, the youngest among Fouad's sons, is a Professor & Consultant Orthodontist at the College of Dentistry – King Saud University. He holds a Masters and PHD degrees from the University of Illinois at Chicago in the United States. He was the head of Orthodontics division at the College of Dentistry – King Saud University, Riyadh. Presently, he is the Vice Dean for Graduate Studies & Scientific Research in the College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh.
In addition to Fouad’s two sons who followed in his footsteps and followed their passion in dentistry, four of Fouad's grandchildren are following in the steps of their grandfather. Dr. Fouad Yousef Talic, Dr. Reem Riyadh Talic, Dr. Yasmeen Riyadh Talic and Dr. Faisal Nabeel Talic are planning to maintain the legacy of their grandfather, the founder, and carry on the shining reputation of their fathers before them and grandfather, leading Talic Dental Center to a new generation.