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CPR for the Worn Dentition


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Class Summary

This course is designed for restorative dentists looking to build their skills and confidence in managing worn dentition cases with a predictable treatment modality that they can immediately put into effect.

Participants will learn the tools to treat dental erosion and wear, protect the teeth and give patients their smiles back, and will learn how to find solutions for patients that need major rehabilitation, but don't have the budget to do the work.

Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Lecture:
  1. Erosion and wear – the why and the how
  2. Adding length to teeth – when is it safe
  3. Opening vertical dimension to compensate for lost tooth structure – where to begin
  • Hands-on:
  1. Taking centric relation and facebow records


  • Lecture:
  1. The smile – the 7 strategic points to consider when evaluating the smile
  2. Anterior tooth shape, morphology
  • Hands-on:
  1. Contour ‘wax-up’ of the central incisor with composite

Day 2

  • Lecture:
  1. Getting to Yes: conversations with patients about esthetic and reconstructive dentistry
  2. The ‘Trial-Smile’ – techniques to show the possibilities
  • Hands-on:
  1. Begin ‘wax-up’ of the prototype smile


  • Lecture:
  1. Who – which patients are candidates
  2. Why – explaining to patients the value of the prototype
  3. How – step-by-step techniques to maximize predictability, efficiency and success
  • Hands-on:
  1. Continue 'wax-up' of the prototype smile
  • [FREE] Optional after-course session: Case presentation and review by participants
    • Time to review your cases and help more patients! Bring pictures of one or more cases you currently have in your practice and go over treatment options and procedures with Dr. Hartlieb and other class participants. Get the feedback you need to confidently apply the concepts you will learn in the class and transfer them immediately into your day-to-day practice. The pizza is on us!

Day 3

  • Hands-On:
  1. Complete ‘wax-up’, fabricate stent for trial smile, fabricate guide for prototype bonding, complete ‘trial smile’
  2. Review
Upcoming Dates

September 24-17, 2017

Course Fee

$3,995 includes breakfast, lunch and materials


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Day 1 - 8am to 4pm
Day 2 - 8am to 4pm
Day 3 - 8am to 12pm

18 CE hours



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DennisDr. Dennis Hartlieb is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He maintains a full time practice in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Illinois. Dr. Hartlieb is an instructor at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He lectures extensively to dentists throughout the US on the art and science of anterior and posterior direct resin techniques.

Dr. Hartlieb is an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He is also a member of the prestigious American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, and the American Dental Association.

He is the president of the Chicago Academy of Interdisciplinary Dentofacial Therapy, and officer for the Chicago Academy of Dental Research study club.

As a consultant for many dental manufacturers, Dr. Hartlieb is influential in the design of materials widely used in restorative dentistry. His dentistry has been seen in many dental publications and he has contributed articles on his techniques in restorative dentistry.


agd Center for Esthetic Excellence (CEE) is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by AGD for Fellowship, Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state or provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from June 1, 2016 to May 31, 2020. Provider # 208378.
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Center For Esthetic Excellence is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at Center For Esthetic Excellence current term of approval extends from May. 2016 to June, 2020.