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 10/21/2018 - 10:47pm

CEREC Case Review for auto margin calculation in the CEREC 4.6 Software, it draws the margin for you!  When the margins are "high and dry", auto margin drawing is spot on.  This case review will highlight the CEREC software for creating an e.max onlay restoration.   

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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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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/21/2018 - 4:37pm

Often when working with infiltrated zirconia restorations, polishing is enough for the final finish. There are occasional clinical circumstances that may require stain and glaze to achieve a harmonious blend, particularly when using a high strength zirconia such as ZirCAD LT which is more of an opaque material.  This video will provide the workflow for using Ivocolor stain and glaze. 

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/21/2018 - 3:23pm

This video demonstrates the polishing flow on a zirconia bridge (ZirCAD LT) in preparation for selective stain and glaze characterizing with the Ivocolor system. The lab polishers and finishers are from the Meisinger JK03 lab kit and Diamond Twist made by Premier Dental.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/20/2018 - 9:07am

I have used 2.5%/2.5% Lidocaine and Prilocaine Cream as my topical of choice for years.  Since I had some extra time on my hands, which is very rare, I decided to self-inject and removed a fibroma on my lip that had developed from multiple lip bitings while chewing and talking.  It was good to experience what our patients go through.  This experience also strengthens my commitment to providing comfortable injections which I know our patients appreciate and as well as I did with this clinical experience. 

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/15/2018 - 1:09pm

When the case demands a high strength zirconia material and the restoration is in the secondary smile zone (shadows of the smile), then I am thinking pre-sintering infiltration coloring.  As of late, my preference is the ZirCAD LT Colouring Liquids.  This video will show the steps and liquid color application technique I use for a premolar bridge.  My primary coloring objectives for green zirconia is creating the saturation multi-effect and lowering the value in the cusp and occlusal zones.  It rather simple to learn and master.  

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/14/2018 - 10:39am

This video demonstrates a systematic walkthrough for shaping in the green zirconia bridge when preparing for coloring infiltration prior to sintering.  For this case, ZirCAD LT high strength zirconia is used.  Rather than speed firing, a 9-hour sintering cycle was used to optimize the translucency (Programat S1).

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/10/2018 - 9:47am

Having used the Omnicam since its beginnings, taking a full arch impression is second nature.  Using the Formlab 2 printer, we have found the Omnicam impression and model technique has provided a proficient appliance fabrication method that is accurate with almost no-adjustments needed chairside.  We are at the beginning of the printing wave in dentistry. Omnicam scans and printing have become a seamless support method for appliances and records in our digital clinical theaters at the Klim practice.

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Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/05/2018 - 10:11pm

When I want a high strength posterior bridge material, I go with either the Sirona Zirconia or Ivoclar ZirCAD LT. This CEREC bridge software flow video is the first in the posterior zirconia bridge series, start to finish. High strength zirconia at this point in time is not the easiest to handle when it is not in the shadows of the mouth. In this case, ZirCAD LT Coloruing  Liquids were used on the green zirconia surfaces before sintering. This is where most of the multi-coloring effect happens and then is lightly characterized after sintering with Ivocolor glaze and stains.  Enjoy the series.