Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 03/10/2019 - 7:10pm

Katana STML is the first of the available chairside multi-gradient aesthetic zirconia options for chairside CEREC milling. The sintering time in the Sirona SpeedFire furnace is in the 18:00-minute range. This is an incredible fact!  A significant advantage for a multi zirconia application is that the aesthetic gradient is already in the pre-milled block. All we do is choose the matching color shade, mill, and polish after sintering.  This video will demonstrate the effective finishing steps for Katana STML using the Klim Institute Meisinger Zirconia Lab Kit JK04.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/10/2019 - 8:03pm

The Extra Fine mill will provide a "pressable" margin and milled restoration.  This video will explain how to set up the bur sets and clinical indications for the extra fine (EF) mill.  This is one feature with the Omnicam and Primescan CEREC systems I could not practice without!

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/08/2019 - 9:35am

Is it possible to design and create "pressable like" veneers with CEREC?  The answer is YES.  I do this all the time with razor blade margins and no chipping.  This video with reviewing via case review the criteria for no prep or minimally prepared veneer applications, design tips, milling approach, and finishing protocols for thin e.max veneers and no marginal chipping.  

 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 02/04/2019 - 9:18pm

Both the Omnicam and the PrimeScan are incredible scanning devices and will provide accurate information to master shape and form in the CEREC software and resulting mill.  The fundamentals for success are still biofunction, preparation form, material selection, and finish. I am blessed to use the Dentsply Sirona system to optimize my clinical flow and success factors. This video is a case review for using the bracketing technique to accomplish and provide certainty for ceramic blend and case closure for the patient.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/27/2019 - 4:33pm

Welcome to Ceramic Selection Series Introduction video.  One of the most often asked questions in my classes through the years is material and ceramic color selection.  I will keep adding to this series as new materials hit the market.  My primary goal for this series is to provide a systematic pathway to ceramic and zirconia block color selection for chairside CAD/CAM CEREC users.  The closer the treatment is to the midline, the more critical our ceramic selection becomes.  With all-ceramic dentistry, there is more than color.  Other factors that will impact our ceramic selection is restoration thickness, the color of the preparation,

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/27/2019 - 11:31am

My CAD/CAM block selection is primarily determined by desired brilliance for the incisal or cusp one-half of the restoration. This tutorial will review my primary strategy that guides my block color selection.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 01/04/2019 - 10:57am

My main inspiration for tooth artistry is my mom.  The beauty of a sunset, ocean side theater, or a smile taps the connecting side of our brain and brands an emotional connection.  When entering a smile enhancement with a client, it is the emotional side of the experience for the client that positively closes the case for them.  Understanding how emotional closure works will impact how we walk a patient through the smile process and make the experience win-win for all.  This video is the introduction to a new series that I will be presenting on the kliminstitute.com online training on how to walk through the emotional and clinical side of

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 12/24/2018 - 8:56pm

This video is a response to an email question I received about zirconia breaking during and after processing.  "I've recently had zirconia crowns that have cracks or are broken, some during milling and some after sintering. Have you seen this and what do you think is the cause?"

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Several things to consider:

What brand is being milled?

Dry or wet mill?

Is the zirconia considered a 3Y,

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/05/2018 - 7:37pm

I am reaching more and more for Zirconia restorations for first and second molars when full coverage is indicated. With the current high strength zirconia, they tend to be opaque and often come into the room first!  Since I have been color infiltrating in the green state, this simple efficient step has significantly improved the blend for the final finished restoration. This video will demonstrate my single zirconia restoration infiltration technique using ZirCAD LT Colouring Liquids.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/19/2018 - 2:47pm

When I need a high-strength zirconia restoration or bridge for the shadows of the mouth, I often reach for ZirCAD LT by Ivoclar.  Avoiding visual tension is the secret for making high strength zirconia restorations work in the shadows.  ZirCAD LT Colouring liquids are my secret.  I using them on colored blocks to create a multi-effect and tone down the value in the cusp zones.  This videos will show you how to set up the ZirCAD LT Colouring Liquid Kit.

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