Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/14/2018 - 5:18pm

Finishing zirconia when it comes out of the milling unit is referred to as zirconia in the green state.  There are a few steps that can be taken to really improve the surface quality of the green zirconia, and once sintered will save finishing time.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/10/2018 - 5:37pm

Omnicam interproximal and posterior distal axial surfaces are often difficult to capture when there is a limited oral access.  My secret to this dilemma is removing the reflection on the distal vertical surfaces.  This video will review the technique I use for very successful imaging.

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  • Optispray (Dentsply/Sirona)
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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/07/2018 - 6:20pm

Our dental adhesive options are at a point in time that we can be assured low probability of post cementation sensitivity and strong bonding properties. This video will review how Dr. Klim addresses adhesive protocols when the margins are subgingival.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/01/2018 - 12:27pm

#Case Review and CEREC software design flow for a maxillary premolar implant placement and restoration design when there is limited mesial-distal space.  The CEREC stretches a little more for rotated teeth and unique mesial-distal dimension conditions.  Design situations like this are when the design tools need to take over.  This videos will share my implant CEREC design flow when the initial proposal doesn't seem to work.  All it takes is a few strategic steps to get the design back in order.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/27/2018 - 12:18pm

The technique I use takes about two and one-half minutes for upper and lower arches and it does not gag the sensitive patient. For two years now, we have taken Onmicam impressions for study model and appliance impressions in the Klim office.  This video will clearly document the isolation approach and Omnican scanning flow to gain a predictable impression result.  And by the way, using the technique proposed in this video provides a predictable upper and lower arch mount with just the buccal scan quadrant from one side.  This approach is so much more effective than using the Ortho Software, at least at this point in time.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/16/2018 - 4:32pm

There are several steps taken both in the preparation phase and design phase for closing cervical interproximal "windows".  When we understand the biology of the proximal papillae and the concept of interproximal emergence, we will be able to predictablely close the cervical embrasure with resulting healthy papillae. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 04/03/2018 - 10:24pm

Finally found a need for the Adjust Morphology feature and create a 3rd premolar rather than molar.  This feature is handy when there is not enough room for a molar morphological design due to mesial drift of distal tooth, a molar in this case, into the mesial edentulous zone.   This video tutorial will also be a unique demonstration for designing two side-by-side implants.  In this case Implant Direct Inactive 3.7 and 4.3 implants where placed using the "crown-down" technique and placed with a guide.  Virtually planned and guided implant placement can take a difficult implant and restorative situation and provide a very

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/31/2018 - 10:28pm

Are we able to machine thin feather margins with CEREC without chipping?  Oh yes, we can!  In fact, I am going to make a quality statement.  We can mill a "pressable"  margin with the MC XL using the EF bur system. This video will review the clinical criteria for applying a thin margin to optimize the aesthetic results. View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/13/2018 - 6:47am

It is so important to completely listen to our patients when they talk.  This video case review documents how the patient was right and I was wrong after 30 years.  Thanks to chairside CAD/CAM and multi-Empress, I was finally able to get it right. Incisal Variation Tool featured in the video.  View Video

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/07/2018 - 6:56am

This video is my quadrant design strategy when preparing three posterior teeth including the distal occlusal stop (usually second molar).  The current version of the CEREC software is performing well. When designing multiple teeth, setting the proximal contacts size and alignment to the occlusal plane will expedite the design process and final restorative outcome.  Link to Video