Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/17/2019 - 9:30pm

What is the best way to clean-out cement when there is a crown or cement delamination?  This video will document the furance temperature and effective way to clean-out cement and avoiding damaging the ceramic.  This technique is also an excellent way to denature cement when needing to separate and remove the TiBase from an abutment or one-piece crown/abutment restoration if the color needs further enhancing.

Use a resting temperature of 550. Just close the furance cover at 550 P3 without activating P3 cycle.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 11/04/2019 - 9:29pm

Setting up the CEREC software for a seamless smooth design flow is defined by two preparation factors.  This video will convey my take on prepping for success and is the core of my CEREC clinical success. 

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 10/14/2019 - 2:57pm

When do we, as CAD/CAM clinicians, choose a zirconia material over a lithium disilicate material in our clinical theaters?  This CEREC case review video is an overview when making a decision on when to use zirconia and the steps for efficient Primescan Software design.

Materials and applications in this video:

  • ZirCAD Multi
  • ZirCAD LT
  • Zirconia furnace indications (SpeedFire, CS4, Programat S1)
  • Posterior Primescan CEREC software design flow (paralleling design flow for Omnicam most recent software)

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/22/2019 - 4:22pm

Primescan provides the dream scanning situation for inlays and onlays.  The best we have had yet in the years of CEREC upgrade scanning devices.  There is a caveat about which version of the CEREC software can best handle the two-piece implant restoration in the premolar or anterior zone of the mouth.  In the opinion of Dr. Klim, it is the 4.52 software which means we still need the Omnicam. This case review video will illustrate the planning and implementation to restoring an implant restoration on a non-ideal placed implant and creating the illusion of a smaller mesial-distal tooth using the combo of the Primescn and Omnicam.  To

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 09/16/2019 - 10:13pm

Here is a question I often hear, "how do I deal with e.max binding after crystallization"?  I have seen this issue discussed in several FaceBook group threads.  This video will share my take on this issue and provide a few pointers on how to deal with the e.max binding issue if that is happening in your clinical theater.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/25/2019 - 5:13pm

One of my clinical fascinations is technological advances that will streamline procedural flow and proficiency.  Last year, we introduced the LiteTouch Er:YAG laser to the practice, primarily for removing and upgrading e.max veneers. There are many other soft and hard tissues applications this type of laser brings to the clinical theater.  This video is about repairing a margin with caries on an e.max bridge placed over ten years ago. There are many benefits to removing diseased tissue with a Er:YAG laser:  calibrated for selective caries removal, antibacterial activity, debris removal without producing a smear layer, surface

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 08/08/2019 - 10:53pm

Part one video in BioJaw anterior design series. The way I save time in my anterior design theater is to go into the case preplanned with a wax-up which I now do in inLab, print the model and use the wax-up as a reduction guide and basis for making provisionals when needed.  Time-saving comes from certain preparation reduction protocols for the case and then propose and refine with BioJaw, still using a BioCopy component to guide the BioJaw placement.  One thing unique to this case review is the strategy used to block out a dark root.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/29/2019 - 10:14pm

When is the conservative CEREC restoration indicated in our treatment portfolio and how does the Primescan handle the conservative preparation scan, design, and mill compared to Omnicam and Bluecam?  Unless a crown is being removed for an upgrade, preserving tooth structure with an onlay or inlay can be the optimal way to go.  The first part of this video will review four criteria for a conservative restoration and sets up the case review for Part II, the incredible Primescan for scanning conservative preparation design--the best of both Bluecam and Omnicam is now in the Primescan.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 06/03/2019 - 1:57pm

There are a few adjustments to be made when integrating to Primescan tower, mouse support, touch screen, and a few hacks to work around early adopter glitches.  This video will share the lastest Klim adjustment.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 05/28/2019 - 10:26pm

Now that I have had the Primescan for a few months, I have a good feel for it and find significant ease in the scanning compared to its CEREC predecessors, sharp margin viewing, and smooth flow of the software process. I am finishing my bread and butter restorative dentistry 12-15 minutes ahead of schedule on the average.  This videos will review my top Primescan assets and how it can impact your clinical theater.