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Dr. Dennis Hartlieb - Instructor
Mar 06-07 2025
16 CE Credits
Live In Person
Chicago, IL

Discover Composite Bonding Techniques for Success

Anterior and Posterior Composites; Free-hand Bonding Techniques for Esthetic and Functional Success

Learn hands-on techniques for anterior and posterior composites, focusing on esthetic, minimally invasive restorations with life-like results.

Dennis Hartlieb Dental CE Course Discover Composite Bonding Techniques for Success Dennis Hartlieb Dental CE Course Discover Composite Bonding Techniques for Success

Two Days of Workshops

This hands-on course will immerse attendees into the world of composite resins!

Day 1

Lecture
  • Understand the materials necessary for composite success
  • Learn step-by-step techniques that work – layering techniques to create life-like esthetics for anterior direct resin restorations
  • Why opaquers are critical for Class IV composite predictability and success
  • How to use tints to create natural effects
  • Why Microfill composites in a world of Nanofills
  • Creating central incisor symmetry with free-hand composites
  • Polishing techniques that rival natural tooth and porcelain surfaces.
Hands-on
  • Shade selection techniques
  • Putty matrix fabrication
  • Class IV restoration preparation, bevel design (Maxillary right central incisor)
  • Class IV restoration layering with nanofill, opaquers, tints, and microfill composites (Maxillary right central incisor)
  • Class IV restoration shaping, contouring, and polishing for esthetic success (Maxillary right central incisor)
  • Composite veneer preparation design (Maxillary left central incisor)
  • Composite veneer layering strategies (Maxillary left central incisor)
  • Composite veneer contour matching (Maxillary left central incisor)
Day 2

Lecture
  • Adhesive protocols for the 21st century
  • Composite warmers – fact and fiction
  • Composite layering for function and esthetics
  • Pre-wedging and other secrets to successful posterior composites restorations
  • Techniques to simplify Class II composites
  • Efficient and predictable side-by-side Class II matrix band techniques
  • What ‘they’ don’t want you to know about bulk-fill composites
  • Managing deep class II composites and the direct composite “margin elevation technique.”
Hands-On
  • Matrix band selection and placement
  • Managing adjacent Class II restorations for ideal contour and proximal contacts – DO/C #14, MO/C #15
  • Bulkfill restoration to optimize efficiency and esthetics (tooth #3)
  • Margin elevation and “band-in-band” techniques for the most difficult posterior restorations (DO #2)
Dennis Hartlieb, DDS

Meet the Instructor

Dennis Hartlieb, DDS, AAACD

Dr. Dennis Hartlieb is a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Dentistry and maintains a full-time practice committed to cosmetic and restorative dentistry in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, Illinois. Dr. Hartlieb is an instructor at the Center for Esthetic Excellence in Chicago and is formerly an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Marquette University School of Dentistry in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. Hartlieb has authored numerous articles on restorative and esthetic dental techniques.

Dr. Hartlieb is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD), a member of the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry (AAED), the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry (AARD), the American Dental Association, the American College of Dentists, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is the founder of Dental Online Training (DOT), an online hands-on training program for dentists, dental auxiliaries, and dental students. Dr. Hartlieb is also an examiner for the AACD Accreditation process.