Catch the Composite Wave: and Surf Its Potential!


In-Person, Hands-on Course

May 19-20, 2022
$3,995 Incudes breakfast & lunch
Class Summary

Dr. Mopper keeps no secrets! This two-day lecture and hands-on presentation is packed full of how-to's, and will show the participant how to easily achieve perfection with free hand bonding. Dr. Mopper will show you how to utilize bonding in ways you never expected. He will show you how to get consistently reliable results and will give recipes for success for every restorative situation.

When you are busier in your practice you are happier! Learn all of the dentistry that you are not currently doing in your practice and how doing more of it can benefit you financially and professionally by adding more value to your practice.


  • Use materials available today to their best advantages. These include microfill, nanofill and microhybrid materials. Find out where each fits into the layering technique.
  • Change color of a single dark tooth to match existing dentition with composite veneering thru step-by-step sequencing.
  • Learn to contour, characterize, and finish final restorations in order to make them believable.
  • Close diastemas.
  • Achieve perfect line angles and perfect embrasures.
  • Learn how the subtle application of opaquers can mask metal or unwanted color to create invisible restorations.
  • Use tints to augment your restorations or impart translucency.
  • Proven techniques for Class III, IV, and V restorations.
  • Intersculpt incisal translucency.
  • Properly polish restorations to acquire a long lasting, easily maintainable enamel-like luster.
  • Accurately diagnose esthetic needs.
  • Learn a philosophy of practice and communication that allows the patient to understand and easily accept proposed treatment plans.
Class Overview/Schedule

Day 1

  • Lecture - Presented by Dr. Bud Mopper
  1. Understanding Composite Materials and Concepts of Direct Resin Bonding
  2. In-depth direct approach technique for Class III, Class IV, Class V, Diastema Closure, Direct Resin Veneer, Incisal Reinforcement, Repairs, and more.


  • Hands-on - Presented by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb:
  1. Composite Veneer on right central with focus on sculpting, ideal morphology, contour, finish and polish.

Day 2

  • Hands-On - Presented by Dr. Dennis Hartlieb:
  1. Change the color of a single dark tooth to match existing dentition with composite veneering, step-by-step sequencing.
  2. Make a seamless class IV restoration. From preparation, material application, countoring, finishing and polishing.
  3. Create an invisible, seamless class V restoration.
Upcoming Dates

May 19-20, 2022

Course Fee

$3,995 -  Includes breakfast & lunch


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

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14 CE hours

AGD Codes: 010, 130, 180, 250, 610, and 780


401 N. Michigan Ave., Ste. 2500, Chicago, IL 60611
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drmopper2Dr. Bud Mopper is in private practice in Glenview, Illinois, where he has been doing minimally invasive dentistry with composite for almost 40 years. He is an internationally renowned lecturer in esthetic dentistry with an emphasis on composite bonding using direct application techniques. He co-authored, A Complete Guide to Dental Bonding, which was the first definitive book for the dental profession describing bonding techniques. He is a member of the Academy of Esthetic Dentistry, Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, Diplomat of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and Fellow of the American College of Dentistry. He teaches direct resin bonding on a continuing education level at many major universities including the University of Iowa and the University of Illinois.

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb, D.D.S, F.A.A.C.D

Dennis Profile Pic  JPEGDr. Dennis Hartlieb is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. He maintains a full time practice, Chicago Beautiful Smiles,  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. His dentistry has been seen in many dental publications and he has contributed articles on his techniques in restorative dentistry.