Dennis B. Hartlieb


Canine Substitution or Space Appropriation – The Keys to Clinical and Esthetic Success with the Congenitally Missing Lateral Incisor

DAY 1 - Thursday, January 30 | 10:30AM - 12:30PM | 2 CE Credits

About Dr. Hartlieb 

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 is an Accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AAACD), and 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.

Course Outline 

Small teeth but big challenges; what is the best treatment option for the congenitally missing lateral incisor? What is the appropriate age to place a dental implant in a young adult? Is the missing lateral incisor really just a single tooth issue?

In this program, participants will learn the key factors in determining which patient cases are best suited for space creation, and those that are appropriate for canine substitution in congenitally missing lateral incisor situations. The collaboration necessary between orthodontist, periodontist and restorative dentist for clinical success will be reviewed in detail to help the clinician understand the steps in treatment critical for esthetic and functional success. Information regarding irregularities in tooth size, shape and positions with other teeth in the maxillary arch that are commonly seen in congenitally missing lateral incisor cases will be shared. Clinical cases showing naturally esthetic restorative outcomes will be shown with step-by-step techniques demonstrated.

Hands-on portion of presentation will demonstrate appropriate shaping of the canine and direct composite placement to create life-like esthetics for the canine substitution case.

Learning Objectives

  • The 3 treatment options for the congenitally missing lateral incisor – and they don’t include dental implants
  • Orthodontic and periodontal needs for peg lateral and canine substitution cases
  • Minimally invasive solutions to create esthetic and functional restorations in maxillary lateral incisor replacement and canine substitution cases

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