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 08/21/2019 - 9:18pm

I don't see too many MC XL CEREC tower communication glitches.  But it did happen today with the last patient of the day!  I heard the milling unit spinning without the familiar bur-on-porcelain sound.  I have experienced this more since going to RF connection from WiFi.  Fortunately, I have a second milling unit and proceeded with a normal mill while the first milling unit struggled. After 30 minutes we aborted the mill.  So what is the solution if your office only has one milling unit when communicational glitch occur? 

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 08/05/2019 - 6:28pm

This video is Part II for the conservative CEREC restoration(s) and will demonstrate the Primescan software workflow. The Primescan is the latest Dentsply Sirona scanning system and provides the scan ease and required detail that a conservative preparation style and mill requires.  As a result, the software design workflow has been simplified with assured precise fitting restorations.

  • e.max
  • Tetric CAD
  • Onlay restoration
  • Inlay restoration
  • Onlay Parameters provided

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 07/22/2019 - 10:12pm

Sometimes it happens, software crash!  These are issues we occasionally need to work through, particularly with new equipment or software rollouts.  There is no exception for Primescan.  This video is about one of those incidents.  I really had to go after due diligence to save the case.  Fortunately, when I do a CEREC workflow with multiple units or that is unique, I have a habit of saving the case (Save AS) before starting the software design flow.  Having more than one file for a case can save the day!

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/21/2019 - 1:29pm

Since the CEREC 3.85 software version, BioCopy anteriorly has not been smooth as I would like to see it!!!.  When BioCopy is proposed, often the proximal and cervical zones are concaved and require virtual wax modifications to get the case ready for the mill. The primary reason I prefer BioCopy is to go into the case preplanned for closing the emotional side of the case (emotional closure) and having a preparation guide.  BioCopy is a natural flow for design having already closed the case with a mockup or transitional (provisionals).  

BioCopy has been one of the greatest advantages using a digital platform; precisely reproducing

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/09/2019 - 6:58am

I miss the trackball and keypad with the Omnicam tower.  For the Primescan, I am using a wireless mouse.  In my hands, I have found the wireless mouse is faster than the touch screen and touchpad when in the design phase screen.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/07/2019 - 1:30pm

The Incisal Variation tool provides the finishing touch and last tool application right before milling anterior restorations.  I really like this tool!  Understanding the principles behind the primary, secondary, and tertiary labial anatomy will help when applying this tool.  This feature of the software will initiate the primary labial contours.  Let find out how the Incisal Variation tool works!  This video is applicable to 5.0, 4.5, and 4.6 software.

Submitted by James Klim DDS, CADStar Host on 07/07/2019 - 9:48am

When I use the Move Tool assets (Position and Scale), it is usually in the Adjust Morphology BioJaw feature of the CEREC software.  The Move Tool is the tool featured in the inLab digital wax-up software.  The main difference between inLab and the chairside CEREC software for digital waxing is that the inLab provides virtual seating of the designed restorations that can then be exported as an STL file for printing a prototype study model.  This videos will demonstrate the indications when to use the CEREC chairside Move Tools. Design principles apply for the CEREC 5.0, 4.5, and 4.6 software versions.