CPR for the Worn Dentition


November 5-6, 2020
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, open vertical dimension (when necessary) and give patients their smiles back. After taking this course, participants will be able to find solutions for patients that need major rehabilitation, but don't have the budget to do the work. This course will teach you how to help these patients immediatly and how to slowly transition them to a more definitive restoration if they desire.


"In my practice, I see many patients that have worn dentition and it’s almost like it has become epidemic. I really didn’t know how to treat them comfortably. To take them from their present scenario to their final porcelain restorations is just something I didn’t feel comfortable doing. I loved the idea to transition from worn dentition to prototype bonding to see how things are going to work out. Then, I can analyze the result and create a plan for final restorations that fits my patient's needs or make a decision to keep the prototype bonding.

Dr. Hartlieb is very pragmatic and very easy to talk with. He is doing these procedures weekly and he gets the frustrations. The small class size is very intimate and made me feel at ease to ask any question I wanted. You gain a lot of more information from a small intimate group compared to a big size lecture hall. I love this aspect of the Cosmedent courses.

The course exceeded my expectations and I would recommend it to anyone who has these kinds of patients and wants to take action instead of just watching the wear get worse."

Bernhard Bayer, WI

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Manage worn dentition cases with a predictable treatment modality.

  • Erosion and wear – the why and the how
  • Strategic points to consider when recreating the smile
  • Adding length to teeth – when is it safe?
  • Opening VDO – where to begin


Where: The Center for Esthetic Excellence - 401 N. Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL.
When: June 4-5, 2020

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
  • [FREE] Optional coaching 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 let Dr. Hartlieb coach you. 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 and drinks on us!

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
  2. Fabricate stent for trial smile, fabricate guide for prototype bonding, complete ‘trial smile’
Upcoming Dates

November 5-6, 2020

Course Fee

$4,295 includes breakfast, lunch and materials

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Day 1 - 8am to 5pm
Day 2 - 8am to 5pm

18 CE hours


Location: 401 N. Michigan Ave., Ste 2500.
Phone Number: 1-800-837-2321

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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.