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Class IV Composites: Layering Techniques for Predictability and Success

Mar. 9, 2023 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS
Course Type: Live Virtual Hands-on Workshop
Subject: 780 Esthetics/Cosmetic Dentistry
Credits: 2.0
Thursday, March 9: 7–9 p.m. CST
Audience: Dentists
Fee: $425 (nonmembers); $285 (members)

The participants will learn a step-by-step application of direct resin for fractured anterior teeth. The appropriate preparation techniques for fractured incisors to help camouflage the restoration and maximize retention will be reviewed and practiced. Concepts to create and use a customized lingual incisal matrix will be used in the hands-on exercise. Using opaquing techniques and a combination of appropriate hybrid, nanofilled and microfilled composites, participants will overcome the problem of “shine-through” commonly seen with direct bonded restorations. A predictable, uncomplicated technique to restore fractured anterior teeth will be taught in this hands-on program.

Learning Objectives 

• Learn bevel design and layering techniques to create invisible Class IV restorations.
• Learn how and when to use opaquers to create natural-looking restorations.
• Learn the importance of microfill composites for ultimate esthetics in freehand bonding.
• Master a systematic approach using microhybrid nanofilled composites, opaquers, tints and microfills to create natural, beautiful and predictable anterior direct resin restorations.

 Registration Closed

Speaker Bio  

Dennis B. Hartlieb, DDS, 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. 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. He has authored numerous articles on restorative and esthetic dental techniques. Hartlieb is an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry as well as a member of the American Academy of Restorative Dentistry, 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, an online hands-on training program for dentists, dental auxiliaries and dental students, and is an examiner for the AACD accreditation process.
Additional Information
Registration closes Feb. 23. There is a limit of 100 attendees. Price of kit is included in the price of registration. Shipment addresses will be collected and shared with a third party for kit shipments only and will not be used for promotional purposes. 

This course is in partnership with Dental Online Training. 


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